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Fine technical climbing up the pillar, passing a blind pocket. © Rockfax

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El Chorro Wishlist Easter 2015, El Chorro dreams 7a and above

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Tru 9 Nov Lead dnf Close to getting the onsight but missed the hidden pocket despite the obvious donkey tick mark. Remember to look left and right when onsighting and consider the down climb.
Close to getting the onsight but missed the hidden pocket despite the obvious donkey tick mark. Remember to look left and right when onsighting and consider the down climb.
tiff tsang 24 Apr Lead RP The pinch is getting polished. Still an amazing route. Nearly fell off after the final bolt - bad head game.
The pinch is getting polished. Still an amazing route. Nearly fell off after the final bolt - bad head game.
bluebolz 24 Apr Lead RP
Orrin 22 Apr Lead dog
Scott Quinn 20 Mar Lead O/S pretty tough this, felt like it could scrape 7b great wall climbing though
pretty tough this, felt like it could scrape 7b great wall climbing though
Mike505 25 Feb Lead dog Pumped out searching for the pocket.
with eb202
Pumped out searching for the pocket.
with eb202
Florian Hölzel 25 Feb Lead rpt
Florian Hölzel 25 Feb Lead rpt
eb202 25 Feb TR dog Misread the sequence just before the blind pocket. Started off too cold.
with Mike505
Misread the sequence just before the blind pocket. Started off too cold.
with Mike505
Hidden 21 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Feb Lead O/S
M_Robinson 18 Feb Lead O/S
DylanAsena 10 Feb 2nd β
Hidden 3 Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Feb Lead RP
WilliamRupp 2 Feb Lead RP
takaczapka 23 Jan Lead dog
shafiq lalloo 2 Jan Lead dog 2 burns
2 burns
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31 Dec, 2018 Lead Impressively technical/wandery. Had to switch on my onsight skills to the max, as it’s definitely one you need to concentrate on. Tough for the grade.
with Lily Fitzgibbon , Emma Hanna, penny.orr, Dave Brown, Tim Hill
Impressively technical/wandery. Had to switch on my onsight skills to the max, as it’s definitely one you need to concentrate on. Tough for the grade.
with Lily Fitzgibbon , Emma Hanna, penny.orr, Dave Brown, Tim Hill
Lilifa 31 Dec, 2018 Lead dog
vix 28 Dec, 2018 2nd dog One fall just after blind pocket, wrong sequence. Next year
One fall just after blind pocket, wrong sequence. Next year
jackob 11 Dec, 2018 Lead RP 2nd go missed a hold on the onsight
2nd go missed a hold on the onsight
Stanners 9 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
JayAyBee 3 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S Good, hard start.
Good, hard start.
RKernan 9 Nov, 2018 TR dog
Justsomeclimber ?Nov, 2018 Lead dog Never again
Never again
george327 21 May, 2018 Lead dog
Petethemeat ?May, 2018 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22 Mar, 2018 Lead dog Too cold from belaying in the shade. Great route tho! Sure I'd get it 1st redpoint.
Too cold from belaying in the shade. Great route tho! Sure I'd get it 1st redpoint.
Matt.c.Warner 14 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
bik 18 Feb, 2018 Lead RP Techy and crimpy. Blind pocket is right where it gets too hard to continue on crimps.
Techy and crimpy. Blind pocket is right where it gets too hard to continue on crimps.
rachelpearce01 8 Feb, 2018 Lead β
George_Surf 8 Feb, 2018 Lead O/S Pinged off the start just by the high first bolt, insecure crimps and polished feet. Went again a bit more carefully. The hardest moves are around there but the technical crux is through the bulge, didn’t see the hidden pockets until I was nearly off. Just about scraped through and it’s easier above (and below). Hard to onsight, technical
Pinged off the start just by the high first bolt, insecure crimps and polished feet. Went again a bit more carefully. The hardest moves are around there but the technical crux is through the bulge, didn’t see the hidden pockets until I was nearly off. Just about scraped through and it’s easier above (and below). Hard to onsight, technical
Steffen Ha ?Feb, 2018 Lead RP
jonleighton 29 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
with Emily C
with Emily C
Emily C 29 Jan, 2018 Lead O/S
thompsettjack 10 Jan, 2018 Lead RP
Hidden ?Jan, 2018 Lead
Ram MkiV 29 Dec, 2017 Lead O/S
Jemima Churchhouse 10 Dec, 2017 Lead RP Crimpy and technical. First RP. Last and best route of the trip.
with GwilymR
Crimpy and technical. First RP. Last and best route of the trip.
with GwilymR
hfotheri 3 Dec, 2017 Lead dog
Alison Cairns 3 Nov, 2017 TR dog Found the crux on this really hard - didn't really climb it properly early. Lovely route but seems to manage to combine strenuous, technical and fingery ll at the same time.
with Andy McV, Rachel S
Found the crux on this really hard - didn't really climb it properly early. Lovely route but seems to manage to combine strenuous, technical and fingery ll at the same time.
with Andy McV, Rachel S
Rachel S 3 Nov, 2017 Lead dog
Alkis 20 Apr, 2017 Lead RP Finally! Tried this last year when I was unfit but kept pumping out. Went on the second RP attempt after a session putting draws up and going up on toprope once. Probably the first route of any real length where I could recite every hand and foot move from memory, from the ground to the top.
Finally! Tried this last year when I was unfit but kept pumping out. Went on the second RP attempt after a session putting draws up and going up on toprope once. Probably the first route of any real length where I could recite every hand and foot move from memory, from the ground to the top.
Hidden 20 Apr, 2017 Lead dog
EliasKhoury 20 Apr, 2017 2nd
CraigOsborne 19 Apr, 2017 Lead RP
AlistairBerridge 16 Apr, 2017 TR dog Really nice sequence, worked out all the moves with rests. Will be back to try and get RP, didn't have enough time to fully commit to trying route on this trip.
Really nice sequence, worked out all the moves with rests. Will be back to try and get RP, didn't have enough time to fully commit to trying route on this trip.
smartydh9 1 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
NualaK 25 Mar, 2017 Lead dog
Leedearden 6 Mar, 2017 2nd
steveleahy 6 Mar, 2017 Lead RP Missed an important jug
Missed an important jug
brian watson 25 Feb, 2017 Lead dnf Backed off a first bolt crucial hold soaking wet.
Backed off a first bolt crucial hold soaking wet.
sroelants 21 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
samparsons 20 Jan, 2017 Lead dog
mcgovern 9 Jan, 2017 Lead
with chloe
with chloe
Jack93 2 Jan, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 2 Jan, 2017 Lead RP
Sophie Nunn 1 Jan, 2017 Lead dog
with Becky G
with Becky G
Binigo 1 Jan, 2017 Lead dog Nails at the grade. Even with hidden pocket beta, still fluffed the crux on the flash and couldn't really work it out at all.
with Silas, Becky G, Sophie Nunn
Nails at the grade. Even with hidden pocket beta, still fluffed the crux on the flash and couldn't really work it out at all.
with Silas, Becky G, Sophie Nunn
Hidden ?Jan, 2017 Lead RP
Hidden 28 Dec, 2016 Lead dog
DaveHo 22 Dec, 2016 2nd dog
with Charlie H
with Charlie H
mishabruml 12 Nov, 2016 Lead RP 1st go this time
with Si Bennett
1st go this time
with Si Bennett
mishabruml 3 Nov, 2016 Lead dog Pumped out on the crux, missed the pocket but that seems par for the course. Was an ok route but definitely overrated, enjoyed Amor sandunguero way more
Pumped out on the crux, missed the pocket but that seems par for the course. Was an ok route but definitely overrated, enjoyed Amor sandunguero way more
Hidden 18 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Gordon W ?Apr, 2016 Lead dog pumped out after the crux, great route, will be back
pumped out after the crux, great route, will be back
chrismadar 30 Mar, 2016 Lead RP An awesome route, went on the second go! Pumped out on the crux first time
An awesome route, went on the second go! Pumped out on the crux first time
james1978 14 Jan, 2016 Lead RP Second attempt.
with pam
Second attempt.
with pam
josh Bamsey 5 Jan, 2016 Lead RP Missed the good pockets half way up, hard 7a+ if missed I think. Really good techy climb though!
Missed the good pockets half way up, hard 7a+ if missed I think. Really good techy climb though!
Hidden 27 Dec, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Dec, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Dec, 2015 Lead β
chris85 ?Oct, 2015 Lead dog Managed to get this in two halves on my first attempt before the rain came in, shame would like to go back and get the red point!
Managed to get this in two halves on my first attempt before the rain came in, shame would like to go back and get the red point!
bethoates 25 May, 2015 Lead
Alex N-R 24 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
shed_hed 4 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Nice climb, thought it was hardest at the start but some hidden holds higher up that if missed will make it feel nails. Feet were in agony after this - too hot, shoes felt a size smaller than normal.
with Guy Ruyssevelt
Nice climb, thought it was hardest at the start but some hidden holds higher up that if missed will make it feel nails. Feet were in agony after this - too hot, shoes felt a size smaller than normal.
with Guy Ruyssevelt
Pete Polish 6 Feb, 2015 Lead RP
Bristoldave 5 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Hidden 3 Jan, 2015 TR
slowmotion 12 Dec, 2014 Lead RP
Bron H 6 Dec, 2014 Lead O/S
CJEFF ?Dec, 2014 Lead β very sustained, so much better than the Top 50 6C next to it.
with Sweddish Jonathon
very sustained, so much better than the Top 50 6C next to it.
with Sweddish Jonathon
Brian Rodgers 14 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14 Apr, 2014 Lead dog Thin! Very thin. Never found hidden pocket, 1 Attempt.
Thin! Very thin. Never found hidden pocket, 1 Attempt.
Will Hunt 30 Mar, 2014 Lead β Very steady and positive climbing with a good pair of rests.
with Matt Wharton-Lee, hervenuttall
Very steady and positive climbing with a good pair of rests.
with Matt Wharton-Lee, hervenuttall
hervenuttall ?Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Dibdawg 14 Feb, 2014 Lead dog Hard start... hard crux made even harder without using to hidden pocket only seen after lowering off! Another day me thinks.
with Andy Fuller
Hard start... hard crux made even harder without using to hidden pocket only seen after lowering off! Another day me thinks.
with Andy Fuller
Pete Polish 12 Jan, 2014 Lead dog one of best 7as I've ever done
with Ohio Steven
one of best 7as I've ever done
with Ohio Steven
K Wall 5 Jan, 2014 Lead dnf
with Martin
with Martin
tobydunford 29 Dec, 2013 Lead dog
with Kirsty Kerr
with Kirsty Kerr
Mattlamb90 27 Dec, 2013 TR β Tried ths last year and found it nails, there was a top rope available today, did it clean but still found hard
Tried ths last year and found it nails, there was a top rope available today, did it clean but still found hard
Chriswallis2 13 Dec, 2013 Lead dog One rest at the crux, no time for another go.
One rest at the crux, no time for another go.
JanBella 8 Mar, 2013 TR dnf
Hidden ?Mar, 2013 Lead
DanC1985 24 Feb, 2013 Lead dnf
with Dave P
with Dave P
dprctr 24 Feb, 2013 Lead RP Clean on 3rd attempt, very techy!
Clean on 3rd attempt, very techy!
Hidden 3 Feb, 2013 Lead dnf
Hidden 3 Feb, 2013 Lead dog
3 Names 2 Jan, 2013 Lead RP
adam 24 ?Jan, 2013 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 26 Dec, 2012 TR dog
Nick Russell 25 Dec, 2012 Lead RP The first time I've redpointed a route without ending up in A&E!
The first time I've redpointed a route without ending up in A&E!
Hidden 22 Dec, 2012 Lead RP
3 Names 22 Dec, 2012 Lead dog
Rosea Day 18 Dec, 2012 Lead dnf hard start. to late in the day
with Jeromeg
hard start. to late in the day
with Jeromeg
John Kettle 6 Dec, 2012 Lead O/S
KKilroy ?Dec, 2012 Lead O/S Fantastic sustained technical climbing.
Fantastic sustained technical climbing.
Macleod 25 Nov, 2012 Lead β fantastic!
with dominic
fantastic!
with dominic
Hidden 12 Nov, 2012 Lead dnf
dprctr 12 Nov, 2012 Lead dog Hard!
Hard!
John O'Donnell ?Oct, 2012 Sent dnf
Ben HW 19 Apr, 2012 Lead RP 4th go
with Steve Hickie, James Sanders, Joseph Torr
4th go
with Steve Hickie, James Sanders, Joseph Torr
Hidden 26 Mar, 2012 Lead dnf
JulesV 26 Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
iforwms 21 Feb, 2012 Lead dog
Hidden 25 Jan, 2012 Lead dog
Nick Russell 9 Jan, 2012 Lead dnf
Ian Broome 8 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Becky
with Becky
samwillo 3 Jan, 2012 Lead With rests, hope to get it clean.
with Lairig Climbing Club
With rests, hope to get it clean.
with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 -
Toby Dunn ?Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Justin T ?Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 Lead
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2012 -
winged_traveller ??, 2012 TR dog
Alan Cameron-Duff ??, 2012 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ??, 2012 Lead dog fell two moves from the top on the onsight! grrrr.
with Char
fell two moves from the top on the onsight! grrrr.
with Char
Kevster 28 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
bunn.aroundthebloc 20 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S Draws already in annoyingly. Missed the lower of the blind pockets, and saw it when i moved past it! Another route that felt like the Golden Granite of Cornwall.
with George Coiley, Elaine Budden
Draws already in annoyingly. Missed the lower of the blind pockets, and saw it when i moved past it! Another route that felt like the Golden Granite of Cornwall.
with George Coiley, Elaine Budden
Sl@te Head 15 Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
ANC 7 Dec, 2011 Lead RP Blew the first rp having forgotten the sequence...got it second go, nice technical climbing!
with Johann
Blew the first rp having forgotten the sequence...got it second go, nice technical climbing!
with Johann
ANC 4 Dec, 2011 Lead dog Failed high on the route after finding the hidden pocket and moving up, slipped on the big pockets will have to try for the first Redpoint. Nice route!
Failed high on the route after finding the hidden pocket and moving up, slipped on the big pockets will have to try for the first Redpoint. Nice route!
mwatson ?Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
James Marshall ?Dec, 2011 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 18 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
with Sarah Marks
quiffhanger ?Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jan, 2011 Lead dog
Hidden 6 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S
givemetea 6 Jan, 2011 Lead O/S onsight but with a little help to find the hidden hold mentioned in guidebook
onsight but with a little help to find the hidden hold mentioned in guidebook
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
gregoritos 19 Nov, 2010 - Retro flash
Retro flash
spidey 18 Nov, 2010 Lead RP 1st r.p. missed the hole on the right on onsight!!
with gruff
1st r.p. missed the hole on the right on onsight!!
with gruff
thebigfriendlymoose ?Nov, 2010 Lead RP Slipped at first bolt on first go. RP was "onsight" after first bolt.
with Sankey
Slipped at first bolt on first go. RP was "onsight" after first bolt.
with Sankey
Hidden 29 Oct, 2010 Lead RP
martroberts 28 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Really good route.Didn't find hidden pocket until after crux. First bolt too high for me
Really good route.Didn't find hidden pocket until after crux. First bolt too high for me
Wil Treasure 6 Apr, 2010 Lead RP One run to work. Brilliant technical climbing, would be a tricky onsight. It's a shame the first crux is so awkward/slippy.
One run to work. Brilliant technical climbing, would be a tricky onsight. It's a shame the first crux is so awkward/slippy.
Stig 31 Mar, 2010 Lead dog Went bolt to bolt and then toproped a bit. Desperate fingery climbing to the pocket. Harder than any 7a+ I've done in England. Missing something maybe
with Julia
Went bolt to bolt and then toproped a bit. Desperate fingery climbing to the pocket. Harder than any 7a+ I've done in England. Missing something maybe
with Julia
Si ?Feb, 2010 Lead RP
with Lucy
with Lucy
dannyboy83 22 Jan, 2010 Lead O/S
with dmoir
with dmoir
jgustafsson ?Jan, 2010 Lead RP 2nd go, in terrible weather. Felt like portland a bit.
with Marco
2nd go, in terrible weather. Felt like portland a bit.
with Marco
dswansonlow 17 Dec, 2009 TR dog
with Ivan
with Ivan
barni 7 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 7 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
JulesV ?Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
Morgan Woods 22 Dec, 2008 Lead RP Missed the hidden hold....even then some work needed to finish.
with Johan
Missed the hidden hold....even then some work needed to finish.
with Johan
gregoritos ?Feb, 2008 Lead β
Hidden ?Feb, 2008 Lead dog
Hidden 20 Dec, 2007 Lead O/S
Dan 85 1 Apr, 2007 Lead dog Great climb, each move wasn't particuarly hard, just knackering!
with Luke
Great climb, each move wasn't particuarly hard, just knackering!
with Luke
lukeh ?Apr, 2007 Lead dog
jimdanson 22 Mar, 2007 TR dog
with Bob Curry
with Bob Curry
Hidden ?Mar, 2006 TR
goi.ashmore 20 Dec, 2004 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
with Dee Herbert
Hidden 19 Dec, 2004 Lead
Dave Bond 23 Mar, 2004 Lead β
with SiW
with SiW
Rich Kirby 9 Jan, 2002 Lead O/S
with antham
with antham
Rich Kirby 9 Jan, 2002 Lead O/S
with antham
with antham
skygodley 19 Dec, 2000 Lead O/S
with SarahM
with SarahM
dan gibson ?Nov, 2000 Lead O/S
crimpaway ?May, 2000 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?Jan, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Dec, 1998 Lead
buzby78 12 Jan, 1998 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush ?Apr, 1995 Lead O/S
with Dave Langrish
with Dave Langrish
Mike Owen 14 Apr, 1993 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
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