Rockfax Description
17m. The steep arete is as good as it appears. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, Memorable Climbs.

Hidden 04/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan Lead
vix 22/Dec/17 2nd RP

Last climb of the trip, attempted on lead, made it half way but no skin or energy left. So good though I couldnt resist a go on second after a rest. Must remeber to lead at the beginning of next trip

with Lorna
soundboy 21/Dec/17 Lead dog

Knackered. Great route

foobar123 05/Dec/17 Lead O/S

Big holds but super pumpy! May have gone right a little too early at the top, but was so pumped I don't really care.

Mike Weatherill 17/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Vicky Weatherill
dabble 14/Nov/17 TR dog
with Mark/Ada/Sally/Andy
richardt 06/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Alison Cairns 03/Nov/17 Lead β

Quite tough at the top - pumpy!

with Andy McV, Rachel S
Rachel S 03/Nov/17 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/17 Lead
Charlie Zephyr Booth 01/May/17 Lead O/S
with michael kirby
CraigOsborne ?/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/17 Lead
Quarryboy 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Quite pumpy but if you keep moving it's ok.

with University Of Nottingham El Chorro squad, Alasdair Dickinson, Elias Khoury, Alkis Tsapanidis
reubenhf 07/Apr/17 Lead dog
with Will P
Sam Hill 25/Mar/17 TR β
JayAyBee 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Nuala
Kelsey 25/Mar/17 Lead β
with James
Gelston173 02/Feb/17 Lead dog
chrisicles ?/Feb/17 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Feb/17 Lead O/S
shaunhumphreys 31/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Dawn
Hidden 31/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 31/Jan/17 Lead rpt

Did the line to the left, still brilliant, needs to get on ukc!

nickstephens 30/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Chris Spencer
MichealMurphy 26/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Liz
Dawn_K_B 13/Jan/17 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant, 6b+ in the local guide and probably deserves it, 3* at least.

derzuspaete 10/Jan/17 TR dog
RagingPuffin 01/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Trisha
ruairidhwad ?/Jan/17 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman, Tom Appleby, Shaun Humphreys
bede.west 31/Dec/16 Lead O/S
derekwwl 25/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Pauline
SJPowderham1 21/Dec/16 TR dog
derekb 18/Dec/16 Lead dog

Need to do this one clean 3rd visit !!

with Jose
mollymcleod 16/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Puuuuumpy. But clean! One long push

with Taysy
Hidden 16/Dec/16 Lead O/S
wilchivs 16/Dec/16 Lead O/S
timreynolds 06/Dec/16 Lead O/S


EllieWoods 06/Dec/16 Lead O/S

6b+ in new guide and felt it! Not technical - just sustained and pumpy.

with Tim
peg 20/Nov/16 -
buxtoncoffeelover 20/Nov/16 2nd

2 rests - very strenuous, but good holds all the way (some very polished footholds). Excellent route

with Californian Rick
Hidden 02/May/16 -
Christopher Chan 06/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Flint
Hidden ?/Apr/16 TR
Little B 29/Mar/16 Lead O/S
derekb 09/Mar/16 Lead

1 fall 1 submission - due a rest day

with Tim sydney ob
tonevert 04/Mar/16 Lead
with Dave
hervenuttall ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S


with Beth, Matt or Marcus
Hidden 10/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Clama 10/Feb/16 2nd
with Prem
CharlieMack 05/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Simon Hughes
Hidden 04/Feb/16 Lead
CraigPerl 27/Jan/16 Lead dog

Hard. Very sustained and pumpy.

with Clara
erkdaly12 03/Jan/16 TR
Megamomaniac ??/2016 Lead β
rachelvlc 30/Dec/15 Lead
Gloria 30/Dec/15 Lead

cool arrete

Carl 14/Dec/15 Lead O/S

So happy to get this, first properly hard sport lead!

mikespooner 14/Dec/15 Lead dog

Excellent route, very pumpy, terrible idea for a warm-up...

MD 17/Nov/15 Lead rpt

Still as pumpy as I remembered made worse by the early afternoon heat and blazing sun.

Nick Biven 15/Nov/15 TR dog

Very pumpy

BareBears 05/May/15 2nd dog

2 rests....Nice holds just sustained

with Dale
steve_gibbs 01/May/15 2nd O/S
zcsharp 01/May/15 Lead O/S
with Spanish Posse
Dale ?/May/15 Lead O/S

Again given 6b+ on the rock and I think it deserves it. No rests steep and pumpy from the bottom to the top. But a brilliant route apart from the polish.

with Dan
chrismadar 03/Apr/15 Lead dog

Alex asked me to have a go and see what I thought, end of the day and knackered and think I was on the wrong route. Lovely climbing on near enough jugs the entire way but just didn't have the energy so took a loads of rests like a dirty dog.

with Jake Thompson, Aiden Nelson
alex goodall ?/Apr/15 Lead dnf
KKilroy ??/2015 Lead O/S
iamniccage 15/Dec/14 Lead dog

miss read the route half way up and too late in the day to try again to do it clean.. nice route though..

with Emily
mol 04/Dec/14 Lead
with Jesse
StevieJ 30/Nov/14 2nd
with C3
teamvix 14/Oct/14 Lead β
with Malaga Mark
OliverRoss 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kayleigh Emma
matt10990 ?/Apr/14 Lead
Danielle Arnott ?/Apr/14 TR dog

Awesome route, sustained.

with Matt
meierdaniel 21/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Henry.Todman 19/Mar/14 Sent O/S
DanC1985 10/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Jorge
Jordi 10/Mar/14 2nd dog
with Dani
Rich Malcolm 06/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/14 Lead O/S
tobydunford 04/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
ashtond6 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S
George_Surf 30/Dec/13 Lead O/S

sustained and pumpy. spent a lot of time resting but there was no real crux.

with Pete Ellis, Simon Bailey
benjiwoo 27/Dec/13 Lead dog
luke384 27/Dec/13 2nd β
with matty
Pathological_Climber 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 27/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with Ben, Luke
petellis ?/Dec/13 Lead dog

too pumped to make the last clip

with Georgy porgy
Hidden 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
steven 13/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Ade
Spillers 16/Sep/13 Lead
with Zoe Silsbury
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
domskezz 11/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this and it didn't feel that hard for a change.

with Jamma
j0sch ?/Apr/13 TR dog
UnkArl 06/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Rockfax is a bit misleading - went up this thinking it was 6a relieved to find out it's 6b. No particularly hard moves, but sustained. Wet in places.

with Uncle Bill, Dad
Connorsgrandad 06/Mar/13 2nd
MD 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Its not often you on-site when seconding. Pumpy and sustained.

with Andy
soph 31/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Helena Robinson
Nick Russell 23/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Never particularly hard climbing for 6b, but sustained

tom169 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Also the new route to the right, 17m 6a+ 1*

psborland 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
climbingsheep 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Wil Treasure 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Qisheng Xie 12/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Stan Ng
allyrocke 11/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
krasavenko 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Steep and juggy!

with Tom E
The Big Sender 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S


malumb 05/Apr/12 Lead
with Dash, Rich Dagnam
vertigo 04/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Waited all day to climb this. Well worth it. Quality sustained climbing. Great end to the trip.

with Dash
mattgrange 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Super route, pay great attention to footwork in order to avoid getting pumped

Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Feb/12 Lead O/S
RKernan 23/Feb/12 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Jan/12 Lead
Ian Broome 01/Jan/12 Lead O/S


with Becky
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Craig Holden ??/2012 Lead O/S
owb106 20/Dec/11 Lead β
Matt Smith 20/Dec/11 2nd dog

Pumped !!! Nice lead by Olly

mark20 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Great route

Hidden 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S
katiep 16/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Callan
mwatson ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Rob Pitt 21/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
Paul Bowen 31/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/11 Lead dog
hellboundblr 17/Oct/11 Lead
with Adrian Goldstraw
Motown ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Day
luda0801 ?/Mar/11 Lead
mr_nsglover ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
afrosam 27/Jan/11 TR O/S
with carl manley
winged_traveller ?/Jan/11 Lead
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead

Great climb

Ollie Rattue ??/2011 Lead RP
elCapitano 17/Dec/10 Lead O/S
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Sankey ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Great climbing, pumpy positive holds with a stiffer pull higher up as the crux. Best lead of my Nov 2010 holiday.

with Luke
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Adam_42 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Amazing line and very pumpy climbing.

catblack 03/Apr/10 Lead dog
Andrew Barker 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 01/Apr/10 Lead dog
Harry Holmes ?/Apr/10 Lead dog
lindsam 30/Mar/10 -
with Jos Style, Michael Gee
AndyGodber75 29/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
Englishvoodoo 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S

First 6b onsight, Spanish tour goal no.1 completed!

with Sarah Barr
Hidden 19/Mar/10 Lead O/S
liamlonsdale 23/Feb/10 TR O/S
tomhull 23/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/10 Lead RP
pete johnson ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Lun
dannyboy83 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
dmoir 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Dan and Lauren
Nature_Boy12689 21/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Lawrie Brand 19/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Wicked climbing, not too tough for 6b

Hidden 13/Jan/10 Lead
Hidden 01/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Jordan-Miles ?/Jan/10 Lead β
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/09 AltLd
Cheshire Dave 27/Nov/09 Lead

Brilliant and sustained arete. Best route hereabouts, where the grey rock turns orange.

with Chris
JulesV ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Alex Mason 24/May/09 Lead O/S

sustained, but doesnt have a good feel to it.

Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead
CalumC 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Fight the pump.

Andy Moles 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
burto 31/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with hertha
chiverstom 23/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Ivo
Ken Applegate 17/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 16/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Excellant juggy fun

with Dave Coley
PeteH 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Spectacular climbing! Absolutely recommended. What I came to Spain for.

with Chris Moxon
metal arms 12/Nov/08 -
Hidden 02/Apr/08 Lead
maria85 02/Apr/08 2nd dog
with Dave
Hidden 02/Apr/08 2nd
Will Hunt ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
beegsyboy 24/Dec/07 Lead O/S

Great route. Did at the end of the day when feeling tired, well chuffed to get it!!

with Eccie + Joseph
Dan 85 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
lukeh ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
jimdanson 22/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Bob Curry
Hidden ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
dodfoster 03/Apr/06 Lead RP

climbed ground-up 2nd go

with dom kehoe
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Fat Tim ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Rob McGregor
DavidR 31/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Holly Adamthwaite and Andy Asaam
Hidden 07/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Nicos 24/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with solo
MikeC59 19/Dec/04 Lead
Hidden 19/Dec/04 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/01 2nd
Hidden 24/Mar/01 Lead
shoulders 24/Jan/01 AltLd
with tanya, mart
goi.ashmore 07/Jan/01 Lead O/S
with Iain Fisher
skygodley 19/Dec/00 Lead O/S
dan gibson ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
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