Rockfax Description
26m. Fine technical climbing up the pillar past a blind pocket. © Rockfax

Ticklists: El Chorro Wishlist Easter 2015, El Chorro dreams 7a and above.

Jemima Churchhouse 10/Dec/17 Lead RP

Crimpy and technical. First RP. Last and best route of the trip.

with Gwil
hfotheri 03/Dec/17 Lead dog
Alison Cairns 03/Nov/17 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
Rachel S 03/Nov/17 Lead dog
Alkis 20/Apr/17 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.

Quarryboy 20/Apr/17 Lead dog

Did it in two halfs with one rest, found the start pretty desperate, rest was quite a bit easier but a lot more sustained, would definitely like to come back and get it clean at some point.

with Elias Khoury, Alkis Tsapanidis, Jay staying at the Olive Branch
CraigOsborne 19/Apr/17 Lead RP
AlistairBerridge 16/Apr/17 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.

smartydh9 01/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Kelsey 25/Mar/17 Lead dog
with James
steveleahy 06/Mar/17 Lead RP

Missed an important jug

brian watson 25/Feb/17 Lead dnf

Backed off a first bolt crucial hold soaking wet.

samparsons 20/Jan/17 Lead dog
mcgovern 09/Jan/17 Lead
with chloe
Jack93 02/Jan/17 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Jan/17 Lead RP
Sophie Nunn 01/Jan/17 Lead dog
with Becky G
Binigo 01/Jan/17 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
LDudill ?/Jan/17 Lead RP

Had been up and worked out the moves and practised the sections a few times. First red point got pumped and came off a few moves after the pocket just after clipping. Managed to get it second red point. Still got quite pumped despite knowing moves and had to have a good shake out before pulling up from jugs onto the second hands off rest. Chilled there for a good ten min before finishing off the top part! Also went direct on very bottom and didn't step up on from the block. Really good route, technical and felt sustained and pumpy despite two hands off rests! 3*. 3rd 7a. First Spanish 7a.

Hidden 28/Dec/16 Lead dog
DaveHo 22/Dec/16 2nd dog
with Charlie H
mishabruml 12/Nov/16 Lead RP

1st go this time

with Si Bennett
mishabruml 03/Nov/16 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

Hidden 18/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Gordon W ?/Apr/16 Lead dog

pumped out after the crux, great route, will be back

chrismadar 30/Mar/16 Lead RP

An awesome route, went on the second go! Pumped out on the crux first time

james1978 14/Jan/16 Lead RP

Second attempt.

with pam
josh Bamsey 05/Jan/16 Lead RP

Missed the good pockets half way up, hard 7a+ if missed I think. Really good techy climb though!

Hidden 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/15 Lead β
chris85 ?/Oct/15 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!

bethoates 25/May/15 Lead
Alex N-R 24/Mar/15 Lead O/S
shed_hed 04/Mar/15 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
Hidden 06/Feb/15 Lead RP
Bristoldave 05/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Luke
slowmotion 12/Dec/14 Lead RP
with jonny P
Bron H 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/14 Lead β
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Apr/14 Lead dog

Thin! Very thin. Never found hidden pocket, 1 Attempt.

Will Hunt 30/Mar/14 Lead β

Very steady and positive climbing with a good pair of rests.

with Matt Wharton-Lee, Herv? Nuttall
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Dibdawg 14/Feb/14 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
Hidden 12/Jan/14 Lead dog
K Wall 05/Jan/14 Lead dnf
with Martin
tobydunford 29/Dec/13 Lead dog
with Kirsty Kerr
Mattlamb90 27/Dec/13 TR β

Tried ths last year and found it nails, there was a top rope available today, did it clean but still found hard

with Ben, Luke
Chriswallis2 13/Dec/13 Lead dog

One rest at the crux, no time for another go.

with Pete
JanBella 08/Mar/13 TR dnf
Hidden ?/Mar/13 Lead
DanC1985 24/Feb/13 Lead dnf
with Dave P
dprctr 24/Feb/13 Lead RP

Clean on 3rd attempt, very techy!

Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Feb/13 Lead dog
3 Names 02/Jan/13 Lead RP
adam 24 ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 26/Dec/12 TR dog
Nick Russell 25/Dec/12 Lead RP

The first time I've redpointed a route without ending up in A&E!

Hidden 22/Dec/12 Lead RP
3 Names 22/Dec/12 Lead dog
Rosea Day 18/Dec/12 Lead dnf

hard start. to late in the day

John Kettle 06/Dec/12 Lead O/S
KKilroy ?/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic sustained technical climbing.

Macleod 25/Nov/12 Lead β


with dominic
Hidden 12/Nov/12 Lead dnf
dprctr 12/Nov/12 Lead dog


John O'Donnell ?/Oct/12 Sent dnf
Ben HW 19/Apr/12 Lead RP

4th go

with Steve Hickie, James Sanders, Joseph Torr
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead dnf
JulesV 26/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Shauna Cunningham
iforwms 21/Feb/12 Lead dog
with Warner
Hidden 25/Jan/12 Lead dog
Nick Russell 09/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Ian Broome 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Becky
samwillo 03/Jan/12 Lead

With rests, hope to get it clean.

with Lairig Climbing Club
Toby Dunn ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Justin T ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
winged_traveller ??/2012 TR dog
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead dog

fell two moves from the top on the onsight! grrrr.

Kevster 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
El3ctroFuzz 20/Dec/11 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
ian Ll-J 15/Dec/11 Lead O/S
ANC 07/Dec/11 Lead RP

Blew the first rp having forgotten the it second go, nice technical climbing!

ANC 04/Dec/11 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!

mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
James Marshall ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
grubes 13/Nov/11 TR dog

got all the moves and some nice links needs more work

Mike_Hayes 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 06/Jan/11 Lead O/S

onsight but with a little help to find the hidden hold mentioned in guidebook

Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
gregoritos 19/Nov/10 -

Retro flash

spidey 18/Nov/10 Lead RP

1st r.p. missed the hole on the right on onsight!!

with gruff
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead RP

Slipped at first bolt on first go. RP was "onsight" after first bolt.

with Stephen
Hidden 29/Oct/10 Lead RP
martroberts 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Really good route.Didn't find hidden pocket until after crux. First bolt too high for me

Wil Treasure 06/Apr/10 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.

Stig 31/Mar/10 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
dannyboy83 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
jgustafsson ?/Jan/10 Lead RP

2nd go, in terrible weather. Felt like portland a bit.

with Marco
dswansonlow 17/Dec/09 TR dog
with Ivan
barni 07/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with luke
Luke Brooks 07/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Morgan Woods 22/Dec/08 Lead RP

Missed the hidden hold....even then some work needed to finish.

with Johan
gregoritos ?/Feb/08 Lead β
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Dan 85 01/Apr/07 Lead dog

Great climb, each move wasn't particuarly hard, just knackering!

with Luke
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead dog
jimdanson 22/Mar/07 TR dog
with Bob Curry
Hidden ?/Mar/06 TR
goi.ashmore 20/Dec/04 Lead O/S
with Dee Herbert
Hidden 19/Dec/04 Lead
Dave Bond 23/Mar/04 Lead β
with Simon Wren
Rich Kirby 09/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Ant
Rich Kirby 09/Jan/02 Lead O/S
with Ant
skygodley 19/Dec/00 Lead O/S
with SarahM
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
crimpaway ?/May/00 Lead O/S
whispering nic ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Dec/98 Lead
buzby78 12/Jan/98 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 14/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
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