Rockfax Description
26m. A classic and very sustained line that does not let up. © Rockfax

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

keefe 22/Nov Lead O/S
CraigOsborne 19/Apr Lead dog
AlistairBerridge 19/Apr Lead dog

Fell just after 5th clip on second go. Felt hard and strengthy, but cool moves. Will try again next year.

smartydh9 01/Apr Lead O/S
eb202 30/Mar TR dog

Hard & sustained climbing up the groove, struggled to reach the high crimp around the crux. Can't remember if I finished it or not..!

Sam Hill 25/Mar TR dnf
Alex Bardill 25/Mar Lead RP
with Balint
olliemartin 24/Mar TR RP

Can't wait to come back to give this a lead attempt

JayAyBee 24/Mar Lead O/S

Really cool

with Nuala
Kelsey 24/Mar Lead O/S
with James
scottcoates 22/Mar Lead O/S
with Chris
Hayley loves climbing 25/Feb Lead

Came off at the was clean

brian watson 25/Feb Lead RP
with Louis Boscence, gary watson, Ed Babs
kennythescot 25/Feb Lead dog
Ed Babs 25/Feb Lead O/S
with Gary Watson , Louis, Brian Watson
Hidden 25/Feb Lead β
AxelC 25/Feb Lead O/S
stephenmckenzie 17/Jan TR dog
with Sinclair Cooper
tomoneill84 13/Jan Lead dog

Very high 3rd bolt! Fell off on the fairly easy crux then couldn't be bothered to finish it off properly. Plenty of rests

Lakesben 08/Jan TR
with Derek
Hidden 08/Jan Lead rpt
CMoore 08/Jan Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 01/Jan Lead O/S
with Becky G
Binigo 01/Jan Lead β

Hard crux but amazing climbing

with Silas, Becky G, Sophie Nunn
ruairidhwad ?/Jan Lead
with Dawn Brinkman, Tom Appleby, Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Jack93 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
mzchambers 28/Dec/16 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Dec/16 Lead G/U
Owen Johnson 13/Dec/16 Lead dog
mishabruml 03/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Crux a bit spooky, not sustained though, I had a couple of no handers!

dickypips 20/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/16 -
Hidden 21/Apr/16 Lead RP
bljp 21/Apr/16 TR dog
Hidden 14/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Apr/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
annep11 10/Apr/16 Lead dog

Cruxy and unpleasantly thrutchy as it was starting to sprinkle. Scary third clip.

Hidden 24/Mar/16 Lead dog
ClareKearney 21/Feb/16 TR dog

hard, but for a beginner I stuck at it and finished the route, just in time for dinner

with Chloe Mc Gettigan
Glen Burrows 01/Feb/16 TR β
with Ed Luke
james1978 14/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with pam
Megamomaniac ??/2016 TR
Hidden 12/Dec/15 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Dec/15 Lead O/S
MartinW92 ?/Dec/15 Lead dog
steve_gibbs 04/May/15 2nd O/S
zcsharp 04/May/15 Lead O/S

First 6c onsight

chancer 12/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Richard Carey
EleanorWOY 02/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hugobristol ?/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Liam
Alex N-R 24/Mar/15 Lead β
shed_hed 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Tricky groove climbing!

with Guy Ruyssevelt
will black ?/Mar/15 Lead O/S

bit wet interesting moves, not sure if it deserves the top 50

Danny Crump 13/Feb/15 Lead
with Stephan, Luke Green
Hidden 06/Feb/15 Lead rpt
KKilroy ??/2015 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 27/Dec/14 2nd
with Ian
Ian MK 27/Dec/14 Lead rpt
with Anna
Bron H 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Lead β
katiep 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Bridgey and technical

with Gemma
Adam_42 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Close run thing!

gurumed 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel, Dawn
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
mattleepianist ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
JBO 15/Feb/14 Lead O/S
AJM 30/Jan/14 Lead O/S

I assume "sustained" and "top 50" are someone's idea of a joke? The views are nice I suppose.

Dibdawg 07/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kyle Pattinson
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S
George_Surf 03/Jan/14 Lead O/S

This was a desperate battle. First section is sustained 6b to a ledge. The featureless corner above was extremely strenuous. non-existant laybacking and micro-bridging with a kneebar semi-rest halfway up. was happy to make the chains. hardest route of the trip by far

ashtond6 01/Jan/14 Lead O/S

first 6c, fantastic

alp79 01/Jan/14 TR dnf

Had a go after Jonny's lead, interesting climbing-couldn't get past the crux tho

tobydunford 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
benjiwoo 27/Dec/13 TR
Pathological_Climber 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S
TraverseKing 26/Dec/13 -
Hidden 21/Dec/13 Lead O/S
soundboy 21/Dec/13 TR
with willu47
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/13 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 22/Oct/13 2nd dog
Graham Westbrook 28/Mar/13 Lead O/S
JanBella 08/Mar/13 TR dog
Hidden 02/Jan/13 Lead RP
3 Names 22/Dec/12 Lead O/S
dprctr 12/Nov/12 Lead dog

Horrible route!

robertmichaellovell 29/Oct/12 Lead dnf

no commitment, middle section looked a bit desperate

with Ben
Julia Chatterton 24/Oct/12 Lead dog

Lovely moves, all do-able, just found the clips scary

with Haemish
elyben 21/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Sep/12 Lead O/S
allyrocke 17/Apr/12 Lead dog

Rested at the crux a couple of times before figuring out the move.

with Katie Main
crag_hopper_Jay ?/Apr/12 Lead RP
david morse 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with josh
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead dog
cem 19/Feb/12 TR dog

1 rest at crux

riddle 19/Feb/12 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Jan/12 Lead β
Nick Russell 09/Jan/12 Lead O/S
SJS 09/Jan/12 2nd
with Nick
samwillo 06/Jan/12 Lead
with Lairig Climbing Club
Duz ?/Jan/12 Lead RP
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
RFWilkie 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

First f6c onsight.

Kevster 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
El3ctroFuzz 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Very easy if you know how to use you feet to control your balance.

with George Coiley, Elaine Budden
James Oswald 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Ace, first 6c onsight outside. Lovely technical bridging. Beautiful.

with Chris White
Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Johny R
ANC 04/Dec/11 Lead β

Rockfax says top fifty and suggests sustained climbing...really? I thought it was awful and certainly not worth 3 stars!

Hidden 28/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Russell Birkett 04/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mark, Dez & Soupy
Mike_Hayes 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
conorjclarke 28/Mar/11 Lead RP

1st rp. hard technical crux, but not as pumpy as feared.

with Bobsi
John 'B' Hutchinson 18/Mar/11 Lead β
with Bean, Steve, Ina
tmaciel 01/Mar/11 Lead
alek 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/11 Lead dog

1 rest after dithering about in overhanging grove looking for better holds. There are none, just go for it you pussy! Man up!

Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead dog
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Lead dog
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Hidden 29/Oct/10 Lead dog
Chad123 21/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Hard technical section requiring faith in friction..bit runout in places too...

with Emily
chiverstom 07/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Alice
tomhull 27/Feb/10 Lead dog

blew it near the top of the technical section. gutted

DavidR 30/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/09 2nd dog
dswansonlow 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Ivan
dannyboy83 17/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Alex Mason 24/May/09 Lead O/S

intense clip up the groove very hard 6c

Hidden 26/Mar/09 Lead
NickHobbs 11/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Bruce
galpinos 26/Feb/09 Lead β


with Rich
Morgan Woods 22/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Excellent route up the groove. A kneebar helps on the crux.

with Johan
Glyn 07/Dec/08 Lead β
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
beegsyboy 24/Dec/07 Lead RP

2nd Go. Great route.

with Eccie + Joseph
Neil Mackenzie 24/Dec/07 TR dnf
with tim&joseph
Dan 85 01/Apr/07 Lead dog

Crux was actually quite simple after I worked it out

with Luke
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
jimdanson 22/Mar/07 Lead β
with Bob Curry
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
jazzyjackson 26/Mar/05 Lead
with Tully
Hidden 19/Dec/04 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/01 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/01 2nd
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
goi.ashmore 18/Dec/94 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
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