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33m. The corner is magnificent when dry and clean. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+, El Chorro: Best Routes (6a-6c+).

jonskippy 23/Feb Lead β

One of the best sport routes I’ve done!

RocKalina 23/Feb TR
with ned
SiRob 23/Feb Lead β
with Jenny H, jonskippy, Ned, KH
Hidden 23/Feb Lead dog
BenRyle 09/Feb Lead O/S
Steve Perry 09/Feb Lead O/S


with Nick
Nickuk 09/Feb Lead O/S
with Derek
Hannes B 07/Feb Lead O/S
with Dave Zürich
WTorrensa 01/Feb Lead O/S
with Aaron Cauldwell
jonleighton 29/Jan Lead O/S
Emily C 29/Jan Lead O/S
with Jon
adamre12 26/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jan Lead O/S
Clare Dean 21/Jan Lead β
with Becky
derekb 15/Jan Lead
Hidden 15/Jan Lead β
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
TBromley 19/Dec/17 Lead dog
Lockley139 19/Dec/17 Lead dog

long and fun

HannahGo 19/Dec/17 TR dog
rashwell 18/Dec/17 Lead
Beth_Morris 10/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Nice bridging section.

jameslomax 09/Dec/17 Lead O/S
with Ason
hfotheri 03/Dec/17 Lead O/S
timozheng ?/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Alison Cairns 03/Nov/17 Lead β

Fun climbing, only one short crux near the top. Scary last clip for the short! Would probably be much harder if wet and/or dirty.

with Andy McV, Rachel S
Rachel S 03/Nov/17 Lead O/S
CraigOsborne 19/Apr/17 Lead O/S
AlistairBerridge 19/Apr/17 Lead O/S

First 6b+. Had belayed Craig first but didn't have any beta. Really good climbing

smartydh9 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
robbjackson 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Harry
HRadecki 26/Mar/17 Lead
scottcoates 23/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Andy, williap, Chris
williap 22/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Rus_Climber 08/Feb/17 Lead O/S
mishabruml 20/Jan/17 Lead O/S

finally got round to doing this. pretty good, sustained but doesn't really flow

with Spooner
shafiq lalloo 12/Jan/17 Lead O/S
jobangles 12/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Jana, Shafiq
shaunhumphreys 11/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Max
John Kettle 09/Jan/17 Lead O/S
CMoore 08/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Lakesben 07/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Derek
Jack93 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S
bede.west 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 02/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jan/17 Lead G/U
Binigo 01/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Great fun!

with Becky G, Sophie Nunn, Silas
deklan ?/Jan/17 Lead
ruairidhwad ?/Jan/17 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman, Tom Appleby, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Jan/17 Lead
Scott Langford ??/2017 Lead O/S
Scott Langford ??/2017 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 25/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Dry and clean.

with Derek
George Frisby 15/Dec/16 TR O/S
with Owen
Cole Robertson 14/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Owen Johnson 14/Dec/16 Lead dog
stuartf 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Tim
timreynolds 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
jackob 12/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Got it second go

George Killaspy 09/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Dylan Brown
Baggie 09/Nov/16 Lead RP

Great climb! Retro flash, attempted 2 years ago

Jon Thorne ?/Nov/16 Lead RP
with Beth
DaveHo 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Janet G
dickypips 20/Oct/16 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 14/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Beth Oates
Hidden 28/Apr/16 2nd O/S
bljp 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/16 Lead
alex toomey 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
jackappleby 07/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Rowan
derekb 01/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Alex put drawers in !

with Alex
BTphonehome 29/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Good line and great climbing

with Kasha
Glen Burrows 01/Feb/16 2nd dog

Probably my favourite climb of the trip, a bit of everything, some lovely drop knee bridging, mantles, pockets and a delicate section. Bits were seeping and wet from thunderstorm otherwise perfect.

with Ed Luke
kylos8048 ?/Feb/16 Lead
james1978 14/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with pam
NancyJones 12/Jan/16 Lead O/S
ThunderBeest 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Butel 17/Dec/15 Lead O/S
MD 18/Nov/15 Lead O/S

What a line! Had a few moments of self doubt on the overhang and nearly fell off when I fluffed the sequence on the crux.

Happy Wanderer 18/Nov/15 2nd O/S

Absolutely fantastic corner route with a delicate finish. Must return to lead it.

with Mike D
Kieran Duncan 15/Nov/15 Lead β

Incredible climbing, probably my favourite route at this grade. Has a little bit of everything, and all the rests and jugs are right where you need them.

with Fifi, Derry
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead
steve_gibbs 04/May/15 2nd O/S
zcsharp 04/May/15 Lead O/S
tallginge ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with pete
foostu4 24/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic route! Lovely 3d climbing

Danny Crump 13/Feb/15 Lead
with Stephan, Luke Green
Bernie L 04/Feb/15 Lead β
Calum Wadsworth 03/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Bernie
KKilroy ??/2015 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 24/Dec/14 2nd
with Ian
Ian MK 24/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
madeleine 09/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Phil Bullock ?/Dec/14 2nd O/S
with mfraser
Abi Chard 13/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
justin c 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with steph crowley
OliverRoss 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Probably the best line I climbed all week.

with Kayleigh Emma
Adam_42 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great line.

jh123 23/Mar/14 Lead
with David Potter
Hidden 19/Mar/14 Lead O/S
dprctr 04/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Was scary with numb fingers.

with Gareth ...., Trisha Smurph
quickdrawmcraw 03/Mar/14 Lead
Trisha Murphy 02/Mar/14 -
with Gaz
Barry Kerslake 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
mattleepianist ?/Mar/14 Lead β
philhaigh 28/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Steve Hau, Vicki Hau, Mike Gubbins, Barry Kerslake, Mel Dodge, Eddy Young, Rob Kennard, Natalie Haigh
Hidden 28/Feb/14 2nd O/S
Rich Malcolm 23/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 23/Feb/14 Lead O/S
JBO 15/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
CarolineH 12/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Dave
Dibdawg 07/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kyle Pattinson
K Wall 05/Jan/14 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
George_Surf 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S

great sustained line with nice bridging low down and crack climbing above. very exposed leaving the last ledge for the chains! a few wet patches

ashtond6 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
tobydunford 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 21/Dec/13 Lead O/S
soundboy 21/Dec/13 Lead dog
with willu47
Pete_Frost 29/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant pitch. Only 6b+ if you can't climb in 3 dimensions. 6a otherwise.

goddamm7 18/Oct/13 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead
Adamwillclimb 13/Sep/13 Lead β
j0sch ?/Apr/13 Lead dog

Awesome and fun route. A bit on the dirty side.

Gary K Duke ?/Apr/13 Lead dog
with Nick Low
Graham Westbrook 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead β
Marcus 29/Mar/13 Lead
richardashe ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Not a bad climb but would quite give it three stars. But definitely fun!

with Mark Jackson
paddygoodwinlondon 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth Hall
Haydn Jones 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S

What a terrible climb... how is it 3 stars

with tonanf, pep
Hidden 03/Jan/13 Lead O/S
fletch540 ??/2013 Lead O/S
Sut 31/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Phil Layton 21/Dec/12 TR O/S
with tom south
craig naylor 03/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Jonathan
Jonathan Emett 03/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with orange craig
Hidden 17/Apr/12 TR rpt
allyrocke 17/Apr/12 Lead O/S


with Katie Main
Hidden 11/Apr/12 2nd
Liam Ingram 11/Apr/12 Lead β
GrahamGiles 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Nick Low, Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Gary Duke
Gary K Duke ?/Apr/12 Lead dnf

this is the most amazing climb and a future project.

with Nick Low, Renna Clifford, Aaron Clifford, Graham Giles
yakov ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
karoo88 ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead
leowestland ?/Mar/12 Lead
RKernan 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
tprebs 20/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Jenny Lau, Emma Clarke
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead β
dprctr 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Leg pumpy!

james.pilbeam 03/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 04/Jan/12 Lead rpt
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 TR
Motown ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Jo Day
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
James Oswald 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Very trad like but simple lovely.

with Chris White
Jake Young 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with JonG
bigdrew 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Becky
ANC 04/Dec/11 Lead β

First route in El Chorro...nice warm up...traddy feel but a nice line.

chrism225 ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/11 Lead dog
climbingpixie 16/Nov/11 2nd O/S


with Andy
vix 13/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Sylvia
hellboundblr 21/Oct/11 Lead dog

2 rests, should have gone clean.

with Adrian Goldstraw
Alkis 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

The guidebook says "magnificent when dry and clean". Should have twigged that this meant it might get a bit tricky when dirty and slightly wet. :-P

tmaciel 01/Mar/11 Lead
Pete Polish 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Tamela
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
pete johnson ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Lun
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Long enduro climb. Nothing particularly hard y9ou would call a crux but sustained, and slightly polished.

3 Names 06/Jan/11 Lead dnf

Gave up after slipping off wet holds at the top, great climb though.

Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead O/S

Great climb though a bit wet in places

Ollie Rattue ??/2011 -

Blew onsight after missing key hold. Finished route after that. Great climb.

akhutton88 15/Dec/10 TR
elCapitano 15/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Sankey ?/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Chad123 21/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Really nice climbing up a groove, more like 6b....

with Emily
chiverstom 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
Wil Treasure 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
zappa 07/Apr/10 TR β
Hidden 04/Apr/10 Lead dnf
AndyGodber75 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
goi.ashmore 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James Rees
Stig 31/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Goi
Liam Ingram 30/Mar/10 TR RP
Hidden 30/Mar/10 TR
Hidden 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Lauren
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 06/Nov/09 Lead β
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
Andy Moles 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
CalumC 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome route, one of my favourites. Not too taxing for 6b+ I thought.

with Will Grayson
ferdia 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/09 Lead O/S
pimpy 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 TR
Danos ??/2007 Lead
with Nick
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead RP
Nicos 04/Dec/05 Lead O/S
martroberts 26/Oct/01 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
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Style of ascent
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