Rockfax Description
120m. The easy-angled arete has several short pitches. Abseil back down the line to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Much longer than described in the guidebook. It is 10 pitches long, belaying at each lower off chain. The last pitch is much harder than the rest of the route. About Fr3 upto pitch 9. Pitch 9 is about f4, the last pitch is an awkward f6a+.

Ticklists: El Chorro multipitch, The Big Easys.

EBailey 03/Oct AltLd O/S
col3 01/May AltLd O/S

Alt leads with Solveig, her first multi pitch. Led p1 and 3 and Solveig led p2. Really really enjoyed it. Great view and temperature, climbing nice and easy with enough interest. Simply fantastic.

with Solveig
Alkis 17/Apr 2nd dnf

Just had Tom lead P1-2 and P3-4 linked, to give him some multipitch experience. Abbed off.

with Tom Bradley
AlistairBerridge 16/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead Pitches 2-3, 5-6, 9,10. Really nice day with Ryan

with Ryan Timms
ClimbingWolf 16/Apr AltLd G/U

6a+ last pitch, first moves hardest

JasonOneEye 11/Apr AltLd

Just the first two pitches for training purposes

Hidden 04/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr AltLd O/S
jessie 04/Apr AltLd

Alternate lead 1,3,5,7,9 Abseiled from the 9th pitch

with Ciaran
olliemartin 24/Mar AltLd

Beautiful day out, does not deserve the amount of hate it gets on the forums. Fantastic intro to multi pitch. Enjoyed the 6a pitch, nice walk off

with Martha
feilx 12/Mar 2nd O/S
with Heather
Hidden 24/Feb AltLd O/S
emma1987 14/Feb AltLd

simul climb

lukey13 14/Feb AltLd O/S
with Emma :)
s1362083 04/Feb AltLd rpt

first 6 pitches. very easy climbing, stressful ab due to bushes and flakes but rope didn't get stuff this time. not really worth doing again

Hidden ?/Feb Lead O/S
JEdmunds ?/Feb Lead O/S
MichealMurphy 30/Jan AltLd O/S

Lana's first multipitch. We climbed all the way to the top. She lead a difficult 2nd last pitch, myself the last pitch before the scramble to he top for lunch, great view. Really proud she managed to do it

with Lana
Hidden 30/Jan AltLd O/S
cwalsh121 28/Jan AltLd
Hidden 27/Jan AltLd O/S
LuapRagas 13/Jan Lead O/S

Ali's first multipitch, and my first rappelling all the way down. Only did the first 6 pitches, of which about 3 involved real climbing as opposed to scrambling, but was really fun, and awesome to go so high up with amazing views of the surrounding area. Rapping down was a pain in the ass because there were so many ledges and places for the rope to get caught. But it was well worth the afternoon!

derzuspaete 06/Jan AltLd
ajk-log ??/2017 Lead
Binigo 24/Dec/16 AltLd G/U

P1+2 only - guidebook unhelpful. Too much vegetation to make early pitches enjoyable.

with Silas
Kieran Duncan 24/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Great route. Simul-climbed until the top. Ticked as part of 27 pitch birthday challenge.

with Ben
rowland penty 14/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
George Frisby 14/Dec/16 AltLd O/S

moved together on lower section and then pitched last 3 pitches. Top pitch was awkward/hard.

with Rowland
Hotcake ?/Dec/16 Lead

MP. Decent multi pitch. Lead twice with 2 students. Move right near the top and pitches keep going at a reasonable grade. Ab down the cleaner line with twins.

Hidden 14/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Andy_Gale469 25/Apr/16 AltLd
potnoodle13 24/Apr/16 AltLd

I lead pitch 1 & 2 together Marie lead 3 & 4 together I did pitch 5 Marie did pitch 6 I did 7 & 8 Marie did 9 I did 10 Both soloed 11

with Marie
nickb1 21/Apr/16 -

Simul-climbed the first 5 pitches then went to catch a plane.

with ClaraC, damondavies
damondavies 21/Apr/16 -
with Nick B
alex toomey 08/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 08/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
stuart90 07/Apr/16 Lead
with Laura Thompson
babymoac 01/Apr/16 AltLd
with adam
Hidden 01/Apr/16 AltLd
topsyturvy 29/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Lots of fun. Set off at 4pm back at 7ish. Walked off.

with Mike P
clarendon 29/Mar/16 2nd

Needed aid for last pitch, otherwise very enjoyable. Great views.

with Tris
Lizlet13 26/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Not expecting it to top out so took no shoes for walking out and didn't fancy descent in hot swollen rock shoe clad feet. Abbed off top of pitch 10. Met some kid goats on the way down. Great route with the best bits as a reward at the end!

Juan S 24/Mar/16 AltLd

Lovely 10 pitch climb with a short easy grade 3 scramble to get to the top of the ridge. Really well bolted, pleasure to climb. With a 60m rope we linked pitches 1&2 (Wei) and 3&4 (me) together. Did 5 (wei) on its own. Tried to link 6&7 (me) but ran out of rope - set up a belay on a spike 10m from the end of the pitch. Wei led p8, I led the last two pitches. Really lovely easy climbing (walking at points) p1 to 7. p8 is grade 5, p9 grade 6a and p10 has a couple of moves of easy 6b which could be aided if needed. Descent: walk down and right (as you look down your path down) until you get to a col with a path down to escalera arabe.

with Wei
Hidden 22/Mar/16 Lead dnf
samkat 09/Mar/16 Lead

Struggled on last pitch

with katie
Sebastien Gastaud 24/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Nicholas Ballet
Bruce Kerr 20/Feb/16 Lead

Early start to avoid potential queues, but had the route to ourselves. Full route to top in 3.5 hrs. All pitches fully bolted (easy ground also bolted!). Crux on p10 generously bolted. Overall a good route and worth doing.

with Rab Young
s1362083 06/Feb/16 AltLd dog

moving together/solo-ing some lower bits, real struggle on last pitch, heavy bag didn't help

Danny Crump 01/Feb/16 Lead
with Clients
Benn k 30/Jan/16 2nd

Walk off

Hidden 27/Jan/16 AltLd
CraigPerl 26/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with trisvye
Chris Manasseh 23/Jan/16 AltLd

All the way to the top for the 6a tick (led)

with John Armstrong
jvarmstrong 23/Jan/16 AltLd
with Chris
KKilroy 13/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with claire
Frankie Doodle 08/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Adam Payne, Ian Clare, Robert Rendle
Tom Hobbs 04/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ?/Jan/16 Lead
mr_cf 30/Dec/15 Lead G/U
with Magda Jez
teamvix 27/Dec/15 AltLd O/S

Roy led pitch 1 and 10 and 11 (joined), I led the rest.

with Roy
ewanjp 27/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Easy to pitch 9, this is a 6a in the local book and i'd agree. Pitch 10 is a 6b+ (!) in the local book, probably a bit over graded i'd say a few moves of solid 6b - would be harder if I hadn't chucked in a heel hook at the start. Lovely climb - did to pitch 8 twice - first time we ran out of light and abbed down in the dark - total ball ache. Walking off is much easier!

with alicec
mikespooner 21/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Adam Maknassa
derzuspaete 15/Dec/15 AltLd
Hidden 15/Dec/15 AltLd
HP9 14/Dec/15 Lead
with Mark Hayes
Pete_Frost 27/Nov/15 AltLd β

Fun climb, 2 or 3 moves of 6a+ above the belay on p10. The rest is 5 or lower. Walk off down to the Arab Steps for a nice outing. I wouldn't recommend abseiling because it would be awkward. We ran the pitches together until p9. This works well on a 70m rope. I led p1&2, 5&6, 9, 10.

with Chris from the Olive Branch
cescofry 25/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Tom Smart 03/Nov/15 Lead
beagle-ears 05/Oct/15 AltLd
potnoodle13 05/Oct/15 Lead
with Helen, Marie
Cristal Escalade 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
tomhb ?/May/15 -
Simon Caldwell 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

In about 11 pitches, I led the odd ones. Mostly 4ish getting harder towards the top. I thoroughly aided the start of the 6a+ pitch. Walked off the top, which made the route.

with Carmen
Hidden 17/Apr/15 AltLd
bobstones 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S

This is a fantastic route. Did this is 5 pitches. All the climbings in the last two pitches which are pretty hard especially the first move of the 6a+ pitch but nothing major. The first 8 are just really enjoyable. Scramble up the ridge to the very top and enjoy the views, we hung out for an hour or so and it's totally worth it.

sus ?/Apr/15 AltLd
waynem1985 ?/Apr/15 Lead
phil456 30/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

If I got the right route, Tom told me it was 5+, Tom took the hardest pitch. It was a super experiance.

with Tom Ireson as guide
JHiley 27/Mar/15 AltLd

Only lower 3 pitches again. Emma's lead on P2. Nice.

with Emma
aylabarratt17 12/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Allan
Hidden 03/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
aimees 08/Jan/15 AltLd
with Owen
bridget143 02/Jan/15 AltLd RP

Nice route. Ok on 70m rope linking pitches in pairs, p1-7 very easy, p8 lovely maybe F5, p9 and 10 little harder done individually, as others say move off belay at start p10 is tricky. Top p11 is just a scramble to bolts on the ridge. Take in the summit then walk down the back to the left to reach a path which leads to Arab Steps area.

with Simen
Hidden 24/Nov/14 AltLd dog
Matt Smith 24/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

A great route with amazing views that just get better and better until you’re even higher than the vultures!! Some of the pitches are much easier than those given, some are like scrambling really and all are on pretty good quality rock, apart from the 6a pitch which is pretty scrappy. Took us around 3.5 hours to ascend and 45 mins walking off back to bags.

Motown 23/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Good day out - like others, found top two pitches a bit steep (and loose) for a 4+. Take shoes for walk off.

with Jo Day
E30Adam 22/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Full 300M multi-pitch

with Angus Gillespie, Alex Dale, Connie Lampka, James Pymn, Kate Young
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
lithos 05/Apr/14 Lead

great expedition, rope got stuck on 1st ab had to prussik - grr - next time will walk off . 1 6a+ move which can be frigged if needed. mostly easy grade 3/4 with odd move of 5 thrown in until 'plateau' then 5, 5+, 6a+

with karl c
Puma 04/Apr/14 AltLd
Amber Chaloner 31/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Epic climb. 10 pitches. Lead even pitches. Rested on 10. Ultra hard move for a 4+. Turns out this is 6a+. Very, very high up. Lovely views. Very brave.

with Jane Woulds
Hidden 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
vinspin 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

first three pitches F4

with sammy
Hidden 04/Mar/14 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 04/Mar/14 Lead
dprctr 03/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Done in four pitches in two hours. Last pitch feels steep.

with Ben
keith_duncan ?/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Did the first four pitches skipping the harder upper section. Climbers above dislodged some loose rocks by accident but thankfully they missed us.

Hidden 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Did it in 6 pitches with an 80 metre rope. Last pitch significantly harder, but there are enough bolts there to step in slings and get over the crux easily. We scrambled up to the top of the mountain (great views) and then walked down (leftwards) easily and quickly. Didn't take food/water, just our walking shoes. Got up and down in about 2.5 hrs.

Jason Evans ??/2014 -
with Mark Evans, oliver, Rob
buddha1369 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rob Griffiths 11/Dec/13 AltLd

Only the first 5 pitches as we ran out of daylight. Would recommend taking 2 ropes for the ab off but great fun and will go back and complete it at some stage.

with Chris Griffiths
Fragmod 09/Nov/13 Lead
philippotter 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S

1st pitch

with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
wilsers 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S

First 3 pitches only, to give James a multi pitch experience.

philippotter 30/Oct/13 2nd
with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
Hidden 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
tommy 12/Oct/13 AltLd


mmmhumous ?/Oct/13 -

Only did the first 100-150m (given 4 and top 50 route in the book). Felt more like a grade 1/2 scramble and definatly not worth any stars as a climb. Ran 2-3 pitches together, each time swinging leads. More walk than climb...hopefully the upper pitches are worth the 2 stars the route now gets now that it's been extended.

with Paul
Zara_92 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Henry
joem 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with MATTR
beakerburgess 26/Mar/13 AltLd
Henry Brown 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Zara_92
JonnyW 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb although didn't know about the updates so was a bit of a surprise!! Last pitch was amazing and I'd definitely recommend the route purely for the views

Meinertzhagen 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Christopher Lyus
Rhi Rhi 26/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

what a fantastic route! :D

CLyus 26/Mar/13 AltLd dog

nice easy climbing at the start was a little surprised when it just kept on going led pitches 1,2,(4&5),(6&7 partner led first part of 6),8,9,10. start abseiling when the sunset and really wished that i had a head torch.

with Hannah
Matt88 26/Mar/13 AltLd
with Joe M
dr_botnik 20/Mar/13 AltLd dnf

pitches 1, 3 & 5

Hidden 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
old_dijon 01/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Koch, O'Toole
richardashe ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Jackson
KCheung 27/Feb/13 AltLd rpt
with Henry Jones
kitch22 27/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John Proctor
Mutant_Tractor 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
mathematically safe 07/Feb/13 -
Climbslikeaduck ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
givemetea 02/Jan/13 Lead O/S

I really underestimated this after reading the Rockfax description. The move off the belay on the final pitch is really quite hard (UKC reckons 6a+ which sounds about right to me). There are loads of pitches. We abseiled off in the dark. But it was great fun ... just much more involved than expected ... glad I had a head torch with me!

with Katusha Dali
dale 42 ?/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2013 -
Nick Russell 23/Dec/12 AltLd dnf

Did the first 7 pitches. P1-5 were short (as suggested in the guidebook), P6 and 7 were about 35m long. The abseil is as bad as you expect

with Emily
thedatastream 09/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

In the dripping wet, missed out last two pitches

fooforever 09/Nov/12 AltLd O/S

Not top 2 pitches 4/5+

thedatastream 05/Nov/12 AltLd O/S


with Ben, Rowan Leech
BenedictIEP 05/Nov/12 AltLd dnf
with Rowan Leech, James Pawson
ChrisH.19 23/Oct/12 TR
with Allan
Hidden 01/May/12 2nd
jmr 19/Mar/12 AltLd
with Ian Atkins, Paul Greenhow
johnmctighe 17/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Did up to the top pitch

with Austin
pat2car 11/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
TimHarwood ?/Mar/12 -
KCheung 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Tim Rogers
tim91 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led all the odd numbered pitches. Backed off on pitch 10 as we thought there was another 3 pitches to go and it was getting late. Abbed off the last few pitches in the dark. Excellent day out, hope to get back to finish it someday.

with Kevin Cheung
Climbslikeaduck 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Did the odd numbered leads. Backed off 9th pitch as we thought 3 or 4 pitches to go. Night abs are fun.

with Jordan Miles
Alex 74 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Dave m
Crowley6969 08/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Chris easthall
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Rich Clague 04/Jan/12 AltLd
Jordan-Miles ??/2012 AltLd O/S
with Michael Campbell
RachelEm 31/Dec/11 2nd
Kevster 31/Dec/11 Solo O/S

Did over 130m of it. Shame the abseil is such a faff as its not steep enough for quick and easy.

Hidden 07/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Freshprintce ?/Nov/11 Lead
igneouscarl 01/May/11 AltLd

A great route right to the top - then scrambling along the ridge to the top

with Robert Jones
Hidden 26/Apr/11 AltLd
tallphil 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Did about 5 pitches before abbing off due to time constraints - would love to go back and complete it though!

pete1185 24/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
CRiddiford 16/Apr/11 2nd

joe=1st and 3rd pitch, gabi=2nd

JHiley 16/Apr/11 AltLd

lead 1st and 3rd Pitch. Stopped after 3rd.

Rich A-Wilkes 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Didn't know it had been extended. Got bored (and it was getting late) after pitch 7

with Monika
Moniawl 28/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with rich
grubes 18/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris
willworkforfoodjnr 18/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
with grubes
Peter Metcalfe 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Ian Campbell ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Matthew Scott-Chalmers ??/2011 -
Mark Eddy ??/2011 Lead

Climbed most of the way to the top of the crag, then abbed off

with Kate
Stuart Wildman 11/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

10 Pitches 240m (a couple with 60m ropes abseiled down in 4 goes). Easy going until the last few pitches. Take water, much longer than the book suggests, if there are others on the route, think 4/6 hours up and down.

with Steve Boxwell
vix 08/Nov/10 Lead

4+ in guide 120m. Did up to last pitch where it got very loose, pulled of large flake undercut hand hold :S retreated

with chris
willworkforfoodjnr 08/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with Vicky
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead
auld al 20/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

brilliant expedition,very well bolted all the way with the last three pitches going at 5/5+/6a - the 6a pitch consisting of a couple of strenous moves then easier

jules699 23/Sep/10 AltLd

Only did first 5 pitches as it was raining a bit and didnt fancy ab'ing on a wetter than already rope. Didnt realise it keeps on going or that it develops into a 6a. Guidebook v v misleading! Good fun though...

with Rich
fireman_al ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Paul McDonald
JonathanJones 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Only went past first 4 chains, not so good so came down. apprentlyt the climbing only gets good after this!

with Freddie, Joe
AndyGodber75 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
Ben ski 31/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Went to top, much longer route than guidebook states. Climbing starts off simple and gets harder on the final pitch/2 half pitches.

with Melissa Ng, Xiaoye Chen
Hidden 31/Mar/10 Lead dnf
lindsam 30/Mar/10 -
with Jos Style, Michael Gee
greenmonkey 30/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Did the first 6 pitches and had another 4 to go but time was getting on so abseiled down - guidebook says its 120m - more like 300!

with Kate
Liam Ingram 29/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Did 9 pitches.

tallthinmonkey 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Rob Leuhman
ccraigg22 27/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Petarghh ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
benthfc ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim
goi.ashmore 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
tobydunford 16/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
igneouscarl 08/Feb/10 AltLd dnf

Did 8 pitches up to belay before going back down - looked harder than 4+ and wasn't sure if turned to trad. Excellent fun but 60m rope meant lots of abseils.

Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
RKernan ?/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Owen
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden 19/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Jo Davison 15/Dec/09 -

Led first 2 pitches, then scrambled the rest - abseiled off after about 7 pitches

with Dougie
dswansonlow 15/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Ed Westwood 15/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
katiep 14/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with Jit
mrstarwarsman 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with ruben, oli brend
owb106 14/Dec/09 -
with Reuben, Paddy Williams
Hidden ?/Dec/09 AltLd
razorfin 28/Nov/09 2nd O/S
timcedwards 25/Nov/09 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
Luke Gilbert ?/Nov/09 Lead
with Sara Gilbert, Tom McCulloch
Hidden 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/09 AltLd dnf
Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd
Brendan 08/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

The Rockfax guide says 120m but it's more like 300m! Looks like it's recently been extended, it goes right to the top of the cliff and the top two pitches are a bit harder, last one's maybe 6a? There's a superb scramble to the summit after the bolts run out, really worth while.

with Paul
Hidden 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
wheelo 23/Dec/08 AltLd
with cas
cas smerdon 23/Dec/08 AltLd

great climb, 10 pitches. Easy start but harder on the last 2 pitches.

with john wheeler
timjones 29/Oct/08 Lead dnf

First 3 pitches only, we didn't realise that the route continued until after we'd abbed off!

with Adeline Jones
Snorfalorpagus ??/2008 -

First multipitch lead.

whispering nic ?/Jan/00 -
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