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Justifiably famous. An unrelenting pitch up the central line of tufas that sports a hard start and a pulse-enhancing finish. © Rockfax

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maxrose 17 Apr Lead dog Got pretty close with a fall coming out of the crux, no more time this trip but will probably go in the next session there
with Adam24B
Got pretty close with a fall coming out of the crux, no more time this trip but will probably go in the next session there
with Adam24B
Adam24B 17 Apr Lead RP Got it ticked!!! Second day on it this trip, also had a brief play on it a year ago.
with maxrose
Got it ticked!!! Second day on it this trip, also had a brief play on it a year ago.
with maxrose
maxrose 16 Apr Lead dog Feeling good. Two goes, moves sussed on first go, fell 7th clip on second (where the knee bar rest is- but didn’t quite get it right). Crucial leg jam beta after crux might be the make or break beta to finish this boi off clean...Will see how tomorrow goes but only got a day to tick it???????????????? Fun route nonetheless
with Adam24B
Feeling good. Two goes, moves sussed on first go, fell 7th clip on second (where the knee bar rest is- but didn’t quite get it right). Crucial leg jam beta after crux might be the make or break beta to finish this boi off clean...Will see how tomorrow goes but only got a day to tick it???????????????? Fun route nonetheless
with Adam24B
Binigo 17 Mar Lead dog An experience rather than a climb. Did all the moves and got some good links/sequences but needs more than 3 burns to work it all out.
An experience rather than a climb. Did all the moves and got some good links/sequences but needs more than 3 burns to work it all out.
AaronBCaldwell 24 Feb Lead RP King Line, well worth dedicating a month of my life to it!! I can’t think of a better first 8a!!
King Line, well worth dedicating a month of my life to it!! I can’t think of a better first 8a!!
dan gibson 16 Feb Lead RP Makinodromo is a great crag. Lourdes is a route of quality and history. Make the pilgrimage, but make sure you do more than just this if you can...
Makinodromo is a great crag. Lourdes is a route of quality and history. Make the pilgrimage, but make sure you do more than just this if you can...
Quarryboy 12 Feb Lead dog "Boi It's a F***ing line"
with Aaron Caldwell
"Boi It's a F***ing line"
with Aaron Caldwell
Hidden 1 Feb Lead dnf
WilliamRupp 31 Jan Lead dog Got everything on this with two rests
Got everything on this with two rests
Matt Cooke 23 Dec, 2018 Lead RP
kieranor ?Dec, 2018 Lead RP Yes ! Brilliant, funky climbing with tricky, powerful crux section (which can be tamed with good beta) and a selection of kneebar rests... stunning route and an amazing wall... Felt really easy once the beta was sorted which is a good sign for trying harder things
Yes ! Brilliant, funky climbing with tricky, powerful crux section (which can be tamed with good beta) and a selection of kneebar rests... stunning route and an amazing wall... Felt really easy once the beta was sorted which is a good sign for trying harder things
Adam24B 19 Feb, 2018 Lead dog Had a play on this with mike after putting the draws in, decided to concentrate on a more accessible project and come back to this another time. Amazing route!
Had a play on this with mike after putting the draws in, decided to concentrate on a more accessible project and come back to this another time. Amazing route!
M_Robinson 19 Feb, 2018 Lead dog
with Adam24B
with Adam24B
jonleighton 27 Jan, 2018 Lead dog Onsight attempt... wasn't even close really, though I did have to put the clips in. Was going to have another go but the clips got taken out, maybe another day.
with Emily C
Onsight attempt... wasn't even close really, though I did have to put the clips in. Was going to have another go but the clips got taken out, maybe another day.
with Emily C
Alex N-R 24 Jan, 2018 Lead RP Mega climbing. Hard work in the heat yesterday. Bivied under the crag on a goat piss mattress... Went first go in cooler temps.
with Huaraz crew
Mega climbing. Hard work in the heat yesterday. Bivied under the crag on a goat piss mattress... Went first go in cooler temps.
with Huaraz crew
shaunhumphreys 7 Jan, 2018 Lead RP Get in! Did once to warm up/remember the moves then sent next go, had to wait behind a local while he used the big rest for the route to the left which took ages and felt haaard, bloody psyched tho!
Get in! Did once to warm up/remember the moves then sent next go, had to wait behind a local while he used the big rest for the route to the left which took ages and felt haaard, bloody psyched tho!
benkelsey 7 Jan, 2018 Lead dog Shaun sent on the cold Sunday, while I worked it, taking a kind of ground up approach. Came back on Tuesday after heavy rain to find it goping. I've been given the taste and had it rudely taken away as it never stopped seeping. Respect to Shaun for cruising it, I'll be back for this have no doubt.
with shaunhumphreys, Shaun Humphreys
Shaun sent on the cold Sunday, while I worked it, taking a kind of ground up approach. Came back on Tuesday after heavy rain to find it goping. I've been given the taste and had it rudely taken away as it never stopped seeping. Respect to Shaun for cruising it, I'll be back for this have no doubt.
with shaunhumphreys, Shaun Humphreys
spidermonkey09 22 Nov, 2017 Lead dog Fair to say this is steep. Just had a play at the end of a long day, saw enough to see that it goes but would need a few days of work. Think the fitness would come from just trying it. Did bouldering start second go, crux section and top section ok with a lot of yarding inbetween. Top section is wild and bloody scary!
Fair to say this is steep. Just had a play at the end of a long day, saw enough to see that it goes but would need a few days of work. Think the fitness would come from just trying it. Did bouldering start second go, crux section and top section ok with a lot of yarding inbetween. Top section is wild and bloody scary!
spidey 1 May, 2017 TR dnf Checked it out. Such a cool route, needs more than a couple of days to dry due to seepage after heavy rain.
with Hazel
Checked it out. Such a cool route, needs more than a couple of days to dry due to seepage after heavy rain.
with Hazel
shaunhumphreys 7 Feb, 2017 Lead dog Got through the crux and fluffed it at the top on my last go before leaving chorro by making a few silly mistakes! Gutted, and an amazing route, definitely coming back for this in the future!
Got through the crux and fluffed it at the top on my last go before leaving chorro by making a few silly mistakes! Gutted, and an amazing route, definitely coming back for this in the future!
Mat Welsh 23 Jan, 2017 Lead dog OS attempt finished reasonably high up one clip below the hole rest. Climbed it clip to clip from there other than past the last clip where I took 3 lobs off the last blocky hold staring at the chains - and then discovered a sinker behind the block ! Awesome tufa line.
OS attempt finished reasonably high up one clip below the hole rest. Climbed it clip to clip from there other than past the last clip where I took 3 lobs off the last blocky hold staring at the chains - and then discovered a sinker behind the block ! Awesome tufa line.
Frances Bensley 8 Jan, 2017 Lead RP Really happy to get this done, second go as I managed to punt off the top on my flash attempt! Thanks Dave for all the beta.
Really happy to get this done, second go as I managed to punt off the top on my flash attempt! Thanks Dave for all the beta.
shaunhumphreys 31 Dec, 2016 Lead dnf Tried twice then once half-heartedly, felt fucked and tough, managed to get a sequence to the hole sorted didn't try top section in the end, pulleys feel fucked in multiple fingers so probably time to have a break!
with Ted
Tried twice then once half-heartedly, felt fucked and tough, managed to get a sequence to the hole sorted didn't try top section in the end, pulleys feel fucked in multiple fingers so probably time to have a break!
with Ted
will smith11 29 Dec, 2016 Lead β 7c+
with Ted kingsnorth , Frances Bensley
7c+
with Ted kingsnorth , Frances Bensley
sev 25 Oct, 2016 Lead RP Fell off the onsight high up, 2nd go. there's an almost lie down rest in a hole after the crux. It's so bloody long!
Fell off the onsight high up, 2nd go. there's an almost lie down rest in a hole after the crux. It's so bloody long!
Dan Hale 3 Mar, 2016 Lead RP Second try today. Had 3 pretty terrible sessions on it previously where I kept doing silly things like trying to knee-bar with the wrong leg and slipping off during no hands rests! Went pretty easily today with all the beta sorted despite the intense heat and bleeding fingers. Psyched to do it without a kneepad having borrowed one on my first session only to return padless with many of the rests too painful/slippery to use.
with Justin Rawnsley, Roland Schmitt
Second try today. Had 3 pretty terrible sessions on it previously where I kept doing silly things like trying to knee-bar with the wrong leg and slipping off during no hands rests! Went pretty easily today with all the beta sorted despite the intense heat and bleeding fingers. Psyched to do it without a kneepad having borrowed one on my first session only to return padless with many of the rests too painful/slippery to use.
with Justin Rawnsley, Roland Schmitt
Cailean Harker 20 Jan, 2016 Lead RP Absolutely amazing climbing. Dropped the onsight with my hand an inch from the finish hold. I blame the dodgy tick marks. Fired it off 2nd go. Brilliant way to end an amazing week in El Chorro. I will be back.
Absolutely amazing climbing. Dropped the onsight with my hand an inch from the finish hold. I blame the dodgy tick marks. Fired it off 2nd go. Brilliant way to end an amazing week in El Chorro. I will be back.
Ram MkiV 9 Jan, 2016 Lead RP Brilliant. Felt pretty robbed on the flash - right hand got stuck in slot as i went for throw move to juggy hole! Happy to settle for 2nd go though
Brilliant. Felt pretty robbed on the flash - right hand got stuck in slot as i went for throw move to juggy hole! Happy to settle for 2nd go though
Hidden 3 Jan, 2016 Lead O/S
climbomaniac 13 Apr, 2015 Lead dog Had falls at the two crux sections, but just wanted to check it out. What an absolutely magnificent climb!! Never climbed anything like it! Def want to come back for the redpoint!!!
Had falls at the two crux sections, but just wanted to check it out. What an absolutely magnificent climb!! Never climbed anything like it! Def want to come back for the redpoint!!!
drcorbasisgod 6 Mar, 2015 Lead dog
with Marc Weisner
with Marc Weisner
Tophe 10 Feb, 2015 Lead rpt
nathanlee 5 Jan, 2015 Lead RP Yessss! One off the lifetine list! 2nd redders. This is why you come to spain!
with Jack Lawledge, goli
Yessss! One off the lifetine list! 2nd redders. This is why you come to spain!
with Jack Lawledge, goli
gurumed 5 Mar, 2014 Lead dnf Got half way up, then couldn't get back on. What a route.
with Sam
Got half way up, then couldn't get back on. What a route.
with Sam
JBO 19 Feb, 2014 Lead dog Incredible route. Managed all the moves fairly easily but couldn't imagine linking it all without finding some better rests... Need to get cannier on tufa.
Incredible route. Managed all the moves fairly easily but couldn't imagine linking it all without finding some better rests... Need to get cannier on tufa.
CharlotteGarden1 30 Dec, 2013 Lead RP
with James Garden, cliffrad
with James Garden, cliffrad
James Marshall 26 Dec, 2013 Lead RP Fantastic, especially the top which I dropped on my previous attempt.
with Blaize from Canada
Fantastic, especially the top which I dropped on my previous attempt.
with Blaize from Canada
atapper21 6 Feb, 2013 Lead RP Beautiful line,it's baffling if you are not fit enough for a good onsight attempt, however after working it the sequence really falls into place
Beautiful line,it's baffling if you are not fit enough for a good onsight attempt, however after working it the sequence really falls into place
KKilroy 1 Feb, 2013 Lead RP
with Emma Clarke
with Emma Clarke
J.Wells 20 Dec, 2012 Lead RP
with liam
with liam
Hidden 20 Dec, 2012 Lead RP
Dave Bond 26 Jan, 2012 Lead RP
with Christie whitehill
with Christie whitehill
Hidden 10 Jan, 2012 Lead RP
Glyn 18 Dec, 2011 Lead RP Amazing! Clipped chains just as sun was setting. Third team 8a of the day, sport climbing does'nt get much better!. 2nd rpt..never thought it would go today. just about slapped my way through first crux, stayed in rest for 10min then held it together at the top
Amazing! Clipped chains just as sun was setting. Third team 8a of the day, sport climbing does'nt get much better!. 2nd rpt..never thought it would go today. just about slapped my way through first crux, stayed in rest for 10min then held it together at the top
Luke Brooks 18 Dec, 2011 Lead RP
dannyboy83 13 Dec, 2011 Lead RP
with Martin
with Martin
barni 12 Dec, 2011 Lead dog
mwatson ?Dec, 2011 Lead dog Excellent route just didn't fit the rests
Excellent route just didn't fit the rests
Georgina Brooke ?Apr, 2011 TR dnf i moved on this route, bitches
i moved on this route, bitches
jamiefoxen ?Jan, 2010 AltLd dog "onle up half way, the octopus"
with MonkeyDawson, bob foster
"onle up half way, the octopus"
with MonkeyDawson, bob foster
MonkeyDawson ?Jan, 2010 AltLd dog Only up to half way...the octopus!
with Jamie, Bob Foster
Only up to half way...the octopus!
with Jamie, Bob Foster
david potts 19 Dec, 2009 Lead RP In the cloud with fleece and hat on. great route.
In the cloud with fleece and hat on. great route.
Ed Booth 28 Mar, 2009 Lead dnf It was raining and some spanish guys had the clips in so had an onsight burn. Got to just below the central big formations. Was laughing to much to take it seriously. This would go with a bit more knowledge and time. Holds are huge!
It was raining and some spanish guys had the clips in so had an onsight burn. Got to just below the central big formations. Was laughing to much to take it seriously. This would go with a bit more knowledge and time. Holds are huge!
Cassidy 31 Mar, 2005 Lead RP
with Tiso Pete
with Tiso Pete
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?Apr, 2001 Lead β flashed with ace beta from Joe. Brilliant but lots of good shake-outs
with Joe le Sage
flashed with ace beta from Joe. Brilliant but lots of good shake-outs
with Joe le Sage
Tom Briggs 2 Apr, 1998 Lead RP 1st F8a
with Dave Ferguson
1st F8a
with Dave Ferguson
Eduardo Martinez 1 Feb, 1994 Lead RP One of my first 8as when Tufas were new to climbing. A route that changed sport climbing and was the most coveted 8a in Europe at that time.
One of my first 8as when Tufas were new to climbing. A route that changed sport climbing and was the most coveted 8a in Europe at that time.
Mike Owen 28 Oct, 1992 Lead RP Onsighted to very high, 1st redpoint.
with Elaine Owen
Onsighted to very high, 1st redpoint.
with Elaine Owen
Steve Crowe 20 Apr, 1992 - I only tried it because it was in the shade. Didn't expect to be even close but I flashed it to the last clip after a fall near the start. Must go back a redpoint it one day soon.
with karin
I only tried it because it was in the shade. Didn't expect to be even close but I flashed it to the last clip after a fall near the start. Must go back a redpoint it one day soon.
with karin
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