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26m. Pass to the left of the midway tufa. Photo on page 148. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50, El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+, Memorable Climbs.

Hidden 13/Oct Lead RP
Hidden 11/Oct Lead dog
spalmer0077 20/Sep Lead dog

Project for next time, build stamina for pockets on the top section.

philhaigh 26/May Lead rpt
with Jon Casado
philhaigh 16/May Lead O/S
with Raul Guillen, Quiti Kites
mishabruml 04/May Lead RP

Finally came back for a RP! Awesome line, still as pumpy as I remember

GraMc 04/May Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 03/May Lead O/S
with michael kirby
richgibson 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Tim Wise, Nik coombs
Hidden 14/Apr Lead O/S
eb202 31/Mar TR dog

Good route with a bouldery start. Some awkward moves up the tufa and some reachy moves higher up.

Hidden 21/Feb Lead dog
Hidden 09/Feb Lead O/S
James S ?/Feb Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. A group favourite of the day.

Mike W ?/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jan Lead O/S
Rockmonkey1977 07/Jan Lead O/S

Very cool route if a little awkward through the tufa... Happy to onsight it.

with Tim
Lakesben 02/Jan Lead O/S
with Derek
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Hidden ?/Jan Lead
Hidden ?/Jan Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 29/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Becky G
Binigo 29/Dec/16 Lead β
with Silas, Becky G, Sophie Nunn, Benclark1989
Jack93 23/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Teappleby 23/Dec/16 Lead β
Hidden 23/Dec/16 Lead RP
Dawn_K_B 23/Dec/16 TR dog
DaveHo 21/Dec/16 Lead dog
with Charlie H
littleluke 15/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
tommccluskey 09/Dec/16 Lead β
with Tom
Tomas P 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Tom
mic_b 09/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 08/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Alex Thomson 19/Nov/16 Lead O/S
jackob 09/Nov/16 Lead dog

First outdoor 6c got up but ill hopefully get back here to send it before the end of my hols

dickypips 31/Oct/16 Lead β
with Misha
mishabruml 31/Oct/16 Lead dog

Awesome feature. Pumped out going all over the place trying to figure out the way round the crux. Easy when you know how/where

sev 26/Oct/16 Lead O/S
climbhannahclimb 14/Jun/16 2nd
with Beth Oates
Hidden 12/Apr/16 Lead β
Hidden 12/Apr/16 Lead
jackappleby 05/Apr/16 Lead β
with Rowan
RBonney ?/Apr/16 Lead RP

Second go. Great climb and good fun.

Hidden 30/Mar/16 Lead
Kieran Duncan 03/Mar/16 Lead RP

Tried it once last year and fluffed it at the top, glad to get it first go this time. Fun route, but not sure if it's 3 stars.

madeleine 01/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Ry, Ali Robb
Ri 01/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 02/Feb/16 Lead
with Clients
james1978 19/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with pam
Justin T 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Nancy
Senna 08/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 07/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Albert Exley 03/Jan/16 Lead O/S
with Jon
jonexley 03/Jan/16 Lead β
Cailean Harker ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Lead RP
ThunderBeest 28/Dec/15 Lead β
lukevf 22/Dec/15 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Dec/15 Lead dog
Carl 21/Dec/15 Lead RP

Awesome climb, glad to get the redpoint on the second attempt.

BenL 21/Dec/15 Lead O/S
RKirke 20/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Robs_Uren 20/Dec/15 Lead dog

Ridiculously cool and pumpy at the end

AaronBosley 19/Dec/15 Lead β

Lovely climb, well worth it!

with Connie
mikespooner 18/Dec/15 Lead dog
Carl 18/Dec/15 Lead dog

So so close to flashing it, went the wrong way twice after the tufa leading to two rests... May try for a redpoint another day

jamesb101 18/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Dec/15 Lead β
Hidden 14/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Jan Masat 12/Dec/15 Lead
Hidden 01/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/15 Lead O/S
MartinW92 ?/Dec/15 TR β
Hidden 18/Nov/15 Lead O/S
chris85 ?/Oct/15 Lead RP
pulseroom 09/May/15 Lead O/S
with Tjebbe Svort
Dale ?/May/15 Lead O/S

My final top 50 route of the day and my favourite route of the holiday. Hard boulder start to some brilliant moves threw the tufa with a cheeky drop knee managed to unlock the sequence. Just had to keep it together after that and keep on pulling.

Hidden 29/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
tallginge ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with gunny
waynem1985 ?/Apr/15 Lead
shed_hed 12/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Very nice climbing.

with Kelly (Olive Branch)
Mike_Hayes 06/Mar/15 Lead
Rich Malcolm 06/Mar/15 Lead O/S
drcorbasisgod 04/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Marc Weisner
ned_85 11/Jan/15 Lead
Bron H 06/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Luuuuuke 26/Oct/14 Lead β
with Si
peaches69 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with luke
MischaHY 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S

When exhausted after on sighting Judas. About as classy as 6c gets!

tam.sayers ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
funsized 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Dont get the hype on this one. Tufa cave bit is just weird and awkward

with Fi
slowmotion 22/Sep/14 Lead dog

I could not work out how to negotiate the tufa. some trickery missed!

with jonny P
Daniel WHite ?/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Took a nice fall after getting massively pumped.

iamniccage 28/Apr/14 Lead RP

2nd Attempt, Fell on first by the little cave as couldn't find the hold. Once knew where it was went. Difficult first three moves then easy to tufa. polished then but good climbing.

drysori ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Mike Todd ?/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Dave Jagilus
Will Hunt 28/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Did this some years ago. More of a retro-flash.

Henry.Todman 21/Mar/14 Lead β
Hidden 18/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Lead β
alice_loudon 07/Mar/14 Lead O/S
hervenuttall ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Matt W & The Olive Branch Crew
Elliot Walker ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Conor
JBO 20/Feb/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, tough start and tricky tufa

AJM 28/Jan/14 Lead rpt

Numb hands low down, numb feet high up. Cold!

Hidden 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 26/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Haigh, Mike Hawkins
Bristoldave 10/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Caroline
Dibdawg 09/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Unknown
soph 07/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Rita from LA, Tony Stone
leowestland ?/Jan/14 Lead β
KKilroy ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Dec/13 Lead
Pathological_Climber 23/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 26/Nov/13 TR

Hard! The start is difficult and the moves up by the tufa are interesting, a dropped knee helps. Glad I didn't lead this.

with Nico Magnan
KKilroy 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Nov/13 Lead β
Hidden 21/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead β
ewanjp 19/Oct/13 TR

Ok after the start.

with Rich Price, trannumrahim
Hidden 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 16/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Kerr, Danny Crump
Danny Crump 16/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Kerr, Martin Bagshaw
steven 14/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Ade
Spillers 19/Sep/13 Lead
with Zoe Silsbury
Adamwillclimb 12/Sep/13 Lead β
elyben 08/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead dog
Adam_42 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Sarah Pashley ?/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Lead O/S
justin c ??/2013 Lead O/S

amazing! one of the best of this grade in El chorro

with steph crowley
Leo Woodhead ??/2013 Lead
tew105 ?/Dec/12 Lead
Tala A 26/Nov/12 Lead dog

Very pumpy! Slapped for what I thought was a good wasn't.

Charlie Zephyr Booth 10/Nov/12 AltLd
with michael kirby, martin broadhurst
davidliu 02/Nov/12 Lead β
tedj234 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S
elyben 22/Oct/12 Lead dog
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
elCapitano 12/Apr/12 Lead dog
mattgrange 23/Mar/12 Lead dog

Just ran out of oomph after the crux! Awesome

Hidden 22/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/12 Lead
Andrew Sandercock ?/Mar/12 Lead rpt

2nd go, blew the onsight being a bellend just before the chains.

dominic lee 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
nathanlee 26/Feb/12 Lead β
with Dom Lee
Trevera 02/Feb/12 Lead
with nick sillem
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Lead β
Dave Bond 24/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 17/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Ian Broome 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Felt a bit like climbing out of toilet, overall quite satifying.

with Becky
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S
hankyc ??/2012 Lead O/S

great climb, sooo pumped by the top, just made it!!

Johann ??/2012 -
tom.ireson ??/2012 Lead O/S
Fraser13 ??/2012 -
RFWilkie 31/Dec/11 Lead dog

Annoyed not to get this clean 1st go.

RFWilkie 31/Dec/11 TR rpt

After resting on lead, seemed OK on top rope. Would love to go back and lead cleanly.

AJM 29/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Awkward by the tufa

Hidden 29/Dec/11 Lead dog
mark20 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Jake Young 23/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with Paul
Hidden 22/Dec/11 Lead O/S
ANC 05/Dec/11 Lead β

Climbed onsight to the tuffa then needed some info...wet hands made the next few moves intetesting spicy! Super pumped after squeezing too hard due to wet chalky hands. Weird crux cool route!

Bargate_Champ ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
chrism225 ?/Dec/11 Lead O/S
with anna D
Hidden 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 28/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Kate Keltie
Hidden 25/Nov/11 Lead β
Rob Pitt 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Saunders
climbingpixie 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Amazing route, really interesting and varied climbing.

with Andy
Hidden 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
con321 14/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Tim
Paul Bowen 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Dougie Harvey 23/Oct/11 Lead β
climbingsheep 21/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Williams
Alasdair Fulton 20/Oct/11 Lead β


Neil Adams 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Dougie Harvey, Elsie, Ally F
Mike_Hayes 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
Ian Jones 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Tricky, reachy crux.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
jolucas ?/Oct/11 Lead dog
with alex
ian-rad 17/May/11 Lead dog

fell on hand jam up to crimp, great climb though

with Diana Crabtree
Duncan Campbell 27/Apr/11 Lead RP

Bouldery crux followed by a sustained but essentially steady top wall. Ballsed up the slick crux on the first go, its really not that bad. Awesome effort to Heather for flashing it, inspirational! Didn't find Buenos Sombres mega inspirational, but undoubtedly a brilliant crag.

chriscarroll 25/Apr/11 Lead β
Dave Warburton 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Really good.

Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead β
Roberto 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
conorjclarke 02/Apr/11 Lead RP

1st rp. should have tried harder on the onsight but got pumped out of my face.

with Bobsi, Stephan
Stone Muppet ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice people let me past the queue for the route as flying home shortly after :)

with ceri, ceri's mate ben
Tommy Cole ?/Apr/11 Lead rpt
HeatherF ?/Apr/11 -
Mat Welsh ?/Mar/11 Lead β
with Mark Owens
quiffhanger ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with P Dawg
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
alek 24/Feb/11 Lead β
Hidden 24/Feb/11 Lead β
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 TR
LC ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
3 Names 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
givemetea 02/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dan Jenkin 20/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
spidey 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with rory
Lenny 10/Nov/10 TR dnf
with Les
scottski ?/Nov/10 Lead β
Hidden ?/Nov/10 TR β
mattwyles1 ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Great to onsight, hidden holds on top of tufa.

tomB 26/Oct/10 Lead dog
Chad123 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Classic - lots of tricky, technical climbing all the way...

with Emily
DannyK 31/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Katie
DannyK 31/Aug/10 Lead RP
with Katie
mr_nsglover ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

First ever route with a tufa, I was very excited. Didn't find that it meritted the 6c, but I'll take it.

jacobjlloyd 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Hendrik Winter, Dougie
dswansonlow 09/Jul/10 Lead rpt
jacobjlloyd 28/Jun/10 Lead
with Eugene
dswansonlow 28/Jun/10 Lead dog
eugeneth 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dougie, Jake
Vince 05/May/10 Lead O/S
with Eric Pieuchot
martroberts 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Good route

Stig 04/Apr/10 Lead RP

Didn't work out the move on first go and too cold. Very good route.

with Goi
JPGR 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Yvette
mynameisjen 26/Mar/10 Lead β

hard pull over tufa. i had low left foot, high right heel and left hand on sloper. pulled over to get shit crimp with right hand. matched, moved right hand to dish by bolt. feet up and bridge off bell tufa and reach right back over sloper to a nice crimp edge. jug haul to finish. good route.

with segwin
Will Hunt 24/Mar/10 Lead O/S


Andrew Barker 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
danoflynn 22/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
liamlonsdale 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 01/Mar/10 Lead O/S


JLS 09/Feb/10 Lead dnf

Keen to get back on when fresher.

with Team El Chorro
Hidden 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S
derico 17/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
Ed Shaw 20/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Brady, Amy Horton
dmoir 15/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Juan
jacobjlloyd 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 14/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
dswansonlow 13/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Ivan
thebigfriendlymoose ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
gregoritos ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Nov/09 Lead
mobeirn 24/Oct/09 Lead dog
chiverstom 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 15/May/09 Lead O/S

sweet route with an really cool section

Russell Birkett 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Reed
Graham Iles 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 16/Apr/09 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
burto 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with hertha
mikecopp 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Holloway
w.pettet-smith ?/Apr/09 Lead

weird technical chimneying through the tufa clad crux. 6c+? brilliant pocket pulling above.

with martin haywood
Mike Todd ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 26/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/09 -
Shaw Brown 18/Mar/09 Lead
with Jeb
craig d ?/Mar/09 -
with Paul Innes
Steve Crowe 29/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with KM
Crille 20/Jan/09 Lead β
with Peter
Hidden ??/2009 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/08 Lead O/S
skygodley 21/Dec/08 Lead O/S

A very strang sequence to pass a large tuffa on the crux, two possible ways to sort it out though but both just as hard as each other! A three star crux!

Toby Dunn ?/Dec/08 -
with simon richardson
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Lead
Marti999 ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Lee Proctor
topsyturvy ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Grady
goi.ashmore 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas, John Bullock
arose ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with Tom Woodcock
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