240m, 8 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A brilliant, varied expedition. The initial pitches are steep, but after the fourth pitch the angle lies back a little, the rock becomes more compact and gives slabbier climbing. All but one of the belays are on comfortable ledges. Start at a slight clearing where a large cairn marks the start and 'LLUVIA' is scratched into the rock. The first protection is an fixed thread.

1) 5c, 30m. Start up a slab and then the steepening wall. Continue up a right-trending groove to a belay.
2) 5c, 30m. Head slightly right to a perched block. Carefully pull on the block up a short corner to easier climbing up the right-trending groove above to a belay.
3) 5b, 34m. Steep moves gain a corner. Exit the corner onto slabbier ground where technical climbing leads to a belay.
4) 5c, 40m. A fantastic pitch. Head right past white rock to a wild position on the arete. Move over a bulge to a large groove. Follow this to a belay. Care with some rock required.
5) 4b, 22m. Climb the slab, trending right, to a belay at a tree.
6) 5b, 30m. Up the slab passing some tricky bulges.
7) 5b, 30m. Step right and climb the slab to a ledge. Climb the steep shallow corner and easier slabs to a belay on a broad vegetated ledge.
8) 5c, 35m. Climb the slabby grey rib to an orange overlap. Traverse left under the overlap to a corner. Move up the corner, passing right of a tree to a belay.
Descent - The route reaches the summit of a pinnacle. From the belay, head left and scramble for 10m over blocks to a small flat grassy patch. The abseil point is visible straight on from here. Make a single 35m abseil down the vegetated slope - 70m rope is essential. From the base of the abseil, scramble with care downwards and skirt right to a cairn. Traverse around a rib until more cairns are visible. A tricky down climb leads to less exposed terrain. Follow further cairns and a rough path until a scree field is reached. At this point the path becomes more defined. Cross the scree and continue following cairns to the notch in the ridge line to join the Amptrax descent at the large notch - p.63. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A big new multi-pitch route on the left side of Sector Mondo. Head up past the right-hand side of sector Bridwell. The name is written on the rock. Goes to the top of the crag, from where it is possible to walk back down the valley behind the Frontales ridge. Still very new in Spring 2013, with stuff coming off (note the name!) but should clean up quickly and become a fine outing.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
kieraneason 10 May Lead O/S A mammoth day out. I led every pitch with female Alex (second day of climbing outside!) coming up on second. Matt and Andy went up first and finished in good time. Ak and Yi Ann came up behind us (their first multi). I was a bit rusty on the first couple of pitches (or just because I didn’t sleep the night before) but found my rhythm by the 4th (amazing) pitch and was flowing well from there. Helped the others out on the way, set up the girls belays for them and occasionally left the quickdraws in for them too. Very please to have walkies for the 4th pitch as couldn’t hear each other at all round the corner. Got up crazy early (5am) in the dark and finished and home for 10pm. Bit of a mission :-)
with AK
A mammoth day out. I led every pitch with female Alex (second day of climbing outside!) coming up on second. Matt and Andy went up first and finished in good time. Ak and Yi Ann came up behind us (their first multi). I was a bit rusty on the first couple of pitches (or just because I didn’t sleep the night before) but found my rhythm by the 4th (amazing) pitch and was flowing well from there. Helped the others out on the way, set up the girls belays for them and occasionally left the quickdraws in for them too. Very please to have walkies for the 4th pitch as couldn’t hear each other at all round the corner. Got up crazy early (5am) in the dark and finished and home for 10pm. Bit of a mission :-)
with AK
AK 10 May AltLd Lead pitch 2,4,5,6,8
with YiAnn, kieraneason
Lead pitch 2,4,5,6,8
with YiAnn, kieraneason
the satori trail 8 May AltLd O/S
Allterraindude 7 May AltLd O/S 2, 6, 8
with Pudman88, Phil
2, 6, 8
with Pudman88, Phil
Pudman88 7 May AltLd O/S
Daria Shchedrina 23 Apr AltLd
Max17 22 Apr AltLd O/S
with Jc1
with Jc1
jimmysdead 22 Apr AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1, 3, 5, 7 Consistent interesting and cohesive climbing for almost the entire outing. Great climb, great day out.
with Nico
Lead pitches 1, 3, 5, 7 Consistent interesting and cohesive climbing for almost the entire outing. Great climb, great day out.
with Nico
Jc1 22 Apr AltLd O/S
with Max17
with Max17
KristianBirchall 26 Mar Lead O/S Claire started Impressive terrain Followed up High winds Sketchy decent
with Claire Chadderton
Claire started Impressive terrain Followed up High winds Sketchy decent
with Claire Chadderton
CarlaJG 12 Mar 2nd
timrooker 12 Mar Lead O/S just p1 at the end of the day
with CarlaJG
just p1 at the end of the day
with CarlaJG
Hidden 2 Mar -
Nafclimbsrocks 24 Feb AltLd
islandlynx 22 Feb Lead O/S did in 6 pitches. led p2/3, p5/6, p8. the top pitches are easier than the grades and the bottom ones harder than their grades. the first 4 pitches are the best. good route and a great day out. dropped my chalk bag but found it.
with Horton
did in 6 pitches. led p2/3, p5/6, p8. the top pitches are easier than the grades and the bottom ones harder than their grades. the first 4 pitches are the best. good route and a great day out. dropped my chalk bag but found it.
with Horton
Hidden 20 Feb Lead
Memelle 20 Feb AltLd
Richard Byrom 14 Feb AltLd O/S
Chris Kunhardt 29 Jan AltLd O/S
with Heleena C
with Heleena C
Cormac O'Brien 15 Jan AltLd
with Clare
with Clare
James Mulhall 9 Jan AltLd O/S Very fun. Didn't come across any loose block so I reckon its all been pulled off or it has been cleaned. (Or maybe we were just lucky)
with Adele Hegoburu
Very fun. Didn't come across any loose block so I reckon its all been pulled off or it has been cleaned. (Or maybe we were just lucky)
with Adele Hegoburu
Rob Knowles 9 Jan AltLd O/S One hell of an adventure! Did it in 4 monster pitches ending up with monster rope drag! Such a great route though
with Bella
One hell of an adventure! Did it in 4 monster pitches ending up with monster rope drag! Such a great route though
with Bella
adele.h 9 Jan AltLd O/S
Lillyz 8 Jan Lead O/S Lovely climb.. Ended up finishing in the dark, so another good reminder to always bring 2 headlights. A tricky descent.. Finding the way down is not at all obvious.. After the last pitch you want to scramble over 5m of unprotected ridge to the vegetated terrace to the left from the last anchor (facing the anchor). From there you continue scrambling over rocks for about 20m, leaning towards your left til you find 2 abseil rings. The abseil definitely requires a minimum 70m rope. We were at the end of ours coming down. From there you want to cross the sketchy scree to the ‘pass’ between 2 rock faces on your right (if your back is to the wall). Then you start descending and follow the cairns and more sketchy scree bits til eventually hallelujah you find the good path. Definitely makes for a bit of an adventure - especially the descent!
Lovely climb.. Ended up finishing in the dark, so another good reminder to always bring 2 headlights. A tricky descent.. Finding the way down is not at all obvious.. After the last pitch you want to scramble over 5m of unprotected ridge to the vegetated terrace to the left from the last anchor (facing the anchor). From there you continue scrambling over rocks for about 20m, leaning towards your left til you find 2 abseil rings. The abseil definitely requires a minimum 70m rope. We were at the end of ours coming down. From there you want to cross the sketchy scree to the ‘pass’ between 2 rock faces on your right (if your back is to the wall). Then you start descending and follow the cairns and more sketchy scree bits til eventually hallelujah you find the good path. Definitely makes for a bit of an adventure - especially the descent!
Amroly-Poly 8 Jan 2nd
with GGD
with GGD
Hidden 8 Jan Lead
lizzyjones.uk 4 Jan 2nd
with Tom
with Tom
Lilifa 1 Jan AltLd Fun route on fantastic rock. Leave plenty of time for the long descent.
with Brown
Fun route on fantastic rock. Leave plenty of time for the long descent.
with Brown
Brown 1 Jan AltLd
with Lilifa
with Lilifa
mikecollins 30 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S Climed with Dave, Laura led with Joey. Continued like this till pitch 4 then joined everyone together. Led the remaining pitches to speed things up. 3hrs 30mins to top. Topped out in the dark, two head torches between 4. Miss read the decent. Eventually topped out through the large notch and decended as per amptrax. 4 hours walk off. Then spent an hour looking for Dave bag. Great route, badly planned but an epic day
Climed with Dave, Laura led with Joey. Continued like this till pitch 4 then joined everyone together. Led the remaining pitches to speed things up. 3hrs 30mins to top. Topped out in the dark, two head torches between 4. Miss read the decent. Eventually topped out through the large notch and decended as per amptrax. 4 hours walk off. Then spent an hour looking for Dave bag. Great route, badly planned but an epic day
Lauradavies23 30 Dec, 2018 2nd
Kieran Duncan 25 Dec, 2018 Lead rpt
with Slava
with Slava
CacCarnBeag 7 Dec, 2018 AltLd
neilslark 16 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S
Puckle 12 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S ‘A thousand feet of 5:9’ as one of our colonial cousins put it... Fantastic route with a ridge scramble to the summit and a walk off down the Arab Steps
‘A thousand feet of 5:9’ as one of our colonial cousins put it... Fantastic route with a ridge scramble to the summit and a walk off down the Arab Steps
Amy121 1 Nov, 2018 AltLd P2, 4, 6, 8
P2, 4, 6, 8
Garethza 19 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Wear a helmet! Almost got flattened by a block coming off from a team above. Great climb but really easy for the grade. Final ab can be done on a 60m if you walk down a bit and ab off a tree like another party above us but obviously do not recommend this :) 35m pitches
Wear a helmet! Almost got flattened by a block coming off from a team above. Great climb but really easy for the grade. Final ab can be done on a 60m if you walk down a bit and ab off a tree like another party above us but obviously do not recommend this :) 35m pitches
Hidden 15 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
lucy.mather97 4 Apr, 2018 2nd dnf
Hidden 4 Apr, 2018 Lead dnf
jonskippy 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jenny, SiRob, RocKalina
with Jenny, SiRob, RocKalina
SiRob 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd
with KH, Jenny H, jonskippy
with KH, Jenny H, jonskippy
Hidden 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S
RocKalina 21 Feb, 2018 AltLd O/S Awesome!
with jenpen
Awesome!
with jenpen
betathief 3 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Jessicacrump 3 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Hidden ?Feb, 2018 Lead
Seán Fortune 17 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S led uneven pitches, nice climbing
led uneven pitches, nice climbing
Seán McLoughlin 13 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Maddie Wilkes
with Maddie Wilkes
adoran ?Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S Great climbing, plenty of big blocks left to come off
with Liam
Great climbing, plenty of big blocks left to come off
with Liam
Emma Charters 30 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S I lead 1,3,5,7. Amazing route on sun kissed, picture perfect rock! Rubbish walk off the top! Great day out!!
I lead 1,3,5,7. Amazing route on sun kissed, picture perfect rock! Rubbish walk off the top! Great day out!!
Hidden 30 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Dec, 2017 AltLd O/S
EBailey 25 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S
mes32 24 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Led whole route - fantastic quality. Overall should probably get 6a. First two pitches trickiest. Pretty sustained for the first four pitches then angle eases and becomes lovely quality on sharp positive holds. No polish but destined to become a classic so glad to climb this early on. Only downside is pitch 4 which felt pretty sketchy and quite steep - not a pitch to lead as the ‘easy’ option if you’re less experienced. Abseil off was easy to find and the many cairns straightforward to find and follow for the descent. Brilliant day out!
with Georgina
Led whole route - fantastic quality. Overall should probably get 6a. First two pitches trickiest. Pretty sustained for the first four pitches then angle eases and becomes lovely quality on sharp positive holds. No polish but destined to become a classic so glad to climb this early on. Only downside is pitch 4 which felt pretty sketchy and quite steep - not a pitch to lead as the ‘easy’ option if you’re less experienced. Abseil off was easy to find and the many cairns straightforward to find and follow for the descent. Brilliant day out!
with Georgina
Georgina Brooke 24 Nov, 2017 2nd I yelped a lot felt a bit like I was giving birth from my toe pads on account of taking too small shoes. Mad probs to @mes32 for sorting everything out and being very nice throughout
with mes32
I yelped a lot felt a bit like I was giving birth from my toe pads on account of taking too small shoes. Mad probs to @mes32 for sorting everything out and being very nice throughout
with mes32
Hidden 12 Oct, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 12 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
gingernick 1 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S 4hrs. Brilliant climbing in a great position. Walk off was a mauler 2hrs. Scorchio Highly recommended.
with Dean Jones, Mark james
4hrs. Brilliant climbing in a great position. Walk off was a mauler 2hrs. Scorchio Highly recommended.
with Dean Jones, Mark james
Jude Milburn 24 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S First experience of multi pitch with a guide to show us the ropes. Great climbing, especially the last pitch.
with Pablo, Laurita
First experience of multi pitch with a guide to show us the ropes. Great climbing, especially the last pitch.
with Pablo, Laurita
EliasKhoury 17 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Phil.Rudd 17 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
chrismadar 16 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead all the odd pitches, really fun nice route and an awesome day out. Really nice, and managed to get down the decent in good time which was nice!
Lead all the odd pitches, really fun nice route and an awesome day out. Really nice, and managed to get down the decent in good time which was nice!
ESmith 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
smartydh9 1 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
gingerking ?Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Joel Sargent
with Joel Sargent
5eamuz 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
HP9 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd Led 1,3,5,7 Lovely route.. loose on P4
with John
Led 1,3,5,7 Lovely route.. loose on P4
with John
GOS 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Led P1-5; SME 5-6; GT 7-8 P1 - 6a? crux at overhang midheight move L - dont stay in tempting crack on R P2 nicely balanced section P3 smooth corner at start then eases and fun P4 loose rock, drifts R (beware rope drag) P5 nice - worst belay ledge of route at top P7 - best belay ledge of route at top P8 two holds snapped; technical moves on flowstone near top Easy walk from anchor along to ab rings Follow cairn to ridge then either down amptrax col (shorter but poor path) or up and over to Escalera Arabe Both desecnts ca 90 min
Led P1-5; SME 5-6; GT 7-8 P1 - 6a? crux at overhang midheight move L - dont stay in tempting crack on R P2 nicely balanced section P3 smooth corner at start then eases and fun P4 loose rock, drifts R (beware rope drag) P5 nice - worst belay ledge of route at top P7 - best belay ledge of route at top P8 two holds snapped; technical moves on flowstone near top Easy walk from anchor along to ab rings Follow cairn to ridge then either down amptrax col (shorter but poor path) or up and over to Escalera Arabe Both desecnts ca 90 min
georgel 22 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S
with becca
with becca
Hidden ?Feb, 2017 AltLd
Rockclimberjames17 14 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Finn McWilliams
with Finn McWilliams
mishabruml 6 Jan, 2017 AltLd Something to belay, on a multi, I love gri-gris!
with MReeves
Something to belay, on a multi, I love gri-gris!
with MReeves
Bronwyn Tarr 11 Dec, 2016 2nd
countchalkula 11 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Lead all but the 3rd (?) pitch. Didn't have a guide, or realize it was a multipitch climb. Jumped on P1 as a warm up on our first day in El Chorro and ended up climbing the whole thing, shirtless with no food or water. Also didn't get the beta on the necessity of an 80m rope, and had to construct a chain of quickdraws from the rope ends to the belay, which I could just stretch to on my 70m. Fun day out with some avoidable abject terror on the descent.
Lead all but the 3rd (?) pitch. Didn't have a guide, or realize it was a multipitch climb. Jumped on P1 as a warm up on our first day in El Chorro and ended up climbing the whole thing, shirtless with no food or water. Also didn't get the beta on the necessity of an 80m rope, and had to construct a chain of quickdraws from the rope ends to the belay, which I could just stretch to on my 70m. Fun day out with some avoidable abject terror on the descent.
spilla 14 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S Awesome route and well named as there is still some loose stuff up there. Excellent day out and recommend the walk out to El Chorro. Seconded most pitches.
with Damo
Awesome route and well named as there is still some loose stuff up there. Excellent day out and recommend the walk out to El Chorro. Seconded most pitches.
with Damo
Baggie 11 Nov, 2016 -
Baggie 11 Nov, 2016 AltLd Lead 1+2 in a 60-70m monster pitch, swing leads rest. Good day out.
Lead 1+2 in a 60-70m monster pitch, swing leads rest. Good day out.
Macleod 11 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
mishabruml 6 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S great to be out again with ma old pal stu!! superb route. led p1,2,4, and ran 7+8 together (not recommended). stu ran 5+6 together which makes for a really ace long pitch. a rope slightly shorter than 70m (i.e. if you've chopped fuzzy ends off) will just about do the abseil off the pinnacle with rope stretch, but also me and stu reckoned that a 60m would get you far down enough to scramble the last bit. the ab isn't a sheer drop, its down low angled broken ground of about Diff/VDiff? we also thought that the abseil could possibly be avoided altogether by scrambling down the pinnacle round the side, further north of the ab point. hope this helps any future parties!
great to be out again with ma old pal stu!! superb route. led p1,2,4, and ran 7+8 together (not recommended). stu ran 5+6 together which makes for a really ace long pitch. a rope slightly shorter than 70m (i.e. if you've chopped fuzzy ends off) will just about do the abseil off the pinnacle with rope stretch, but also me and stu reckoned that a 60m would get you far down enough to scramble the last bit. the ab isn't a sheer drop, its down low angled broken ground of about Diff/VDiff? we also thought that the abseil could possibly be avoided altogether by scrambling down the pinnacle round the side, further north of the ab point. hope this helps any future parties!
Hidden 6 Nov, 2016 AltLd O/S
KKilroy 22 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with claire
with claire
nickb1 16 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S
Sam Shilliday 15 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Lead all pitches. P4 is definitely the "asteroids" pitch but there wasn't too much loose rock. Ran P5 and P6 into one.
Lead all pitches. P4 is definitely the "asteroids" pitch but there wasn't too much loose rock. Ran P5 and P6 into one.
MarshF 14 Apr, 2016 AltLd dnf pitch 1 only
pitch 1 only
Hidden 7 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 3 Apr, 2016 AltLd
Alkis 3 Apr, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7
Lead pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7
Sam Shilliday ?Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Kennedy Dold
with Kennedy Dold
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 2nd
Juan S 26 Mar, 2016 AltLd A bit more info than usual since it's not in the rockfax book yet: The climb is about 2 minute walk down (left) from sector Momia and before you get to sector Bridwell. It has the name scratched into the rock, but so faintly this is only visible once you've found the route. The first bolt isn't a bolt but a thread, so that's a good thing to look out for. There is also a large cairn close to the climb. p1, and to a lesser extent p2 are hard for the grade, feels more like 6a. p4 is blocky. It's a fun pitch if you can get over the fact it looks like something might break. The top 4 pitches are great fun. The descent: There is one 35 metre absail about 10 metres away from the top of the climb. From the bottom of this absail follow cairns, first down and then traversing right (as you look down) to get out of the scramble terrain. From there the best descent is towards escalera arabe, which involves walking up all the way to the top of the frontales ridge before you can go down. There's a faint track that you can follow and it gets bigger after the top of the ridge.
with Wei
A bit more info than usual since it's not in the rockfax book yet: The climb is about 2 minute walk down (left) from sector Momia and before you get to sector Bridwell. It has the name scratched into the rock, but so faintly this is only visible once you've found the route. The first bolt isn't a bolt but a thread, so that's a good thing to look out for. There is also a large cairn close to the climb. p1, and to a lesser extent p2 are hard for the grade, feels more like 6a. p4 is blocky. It's a fun pitch if you can get over the fact it looks like something might break. The top 4 pitches are great fun. The descent: There is one 35 metre absail about 10 metres away from the top of the climb. From the bottom of this absail follow cairns, first down and then traversing right (as you look down) to get out of the scramble terrain. From there the best descent is towards escalera arabe, which involves walking up all the way to the top of the frontales ridge before you can go down. There's a faint track that you can follow and it gets bigger after the top of the ridge.
with Wei
crag_hopper_Jay 18 Mar, 2016 AltLd O/S Got to be one of the best easy multipitch routes in chorro! Linked P1&2 together, then alternated. Could link more pitches if you have twins or plenty of sling draws! Some minor loose rock, helmets required! Cairns are now visible after the abseil decent, then followed the path behind amptrax route and back to the ground.
Got to be one of the best easy multipitch routes in chorro! Linked P1&2 together, then alternated. Could link more pitches if you have twins or plenty of sling draws! Some minor loose rock, helmets required! Cairns are now visible after the abseil decent, then followed the path behind amptrax route and back to the ground.
alaster tonge 1 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S Nothing loose any more. P4 one of the best ever at this kind of grade. Lovely climb, super well bolted. Wished it was longer. 70m rope min needed for abseil.
with Assad Lahlou
Nothing loose any more. P4 one of the best ever at this kind of grade. Lovely climb, super well bolted. Wished it was longer. 70m rope min needed for abseil.
with Assad Lahlou
martinov 21 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S Nice climbing on mostly solid rock. Took us 6 hours. I've led most of the pitches in 15-20 mins.
with Romina
Nice climbing on mostly solid rock. Took us 6 hours. I've led most of the pitches in 15-20 mins.
with Romina
Kieran Duncan 8 Feb, 2016 AltLd O/S Fantastic climbing for the grade, and fun exposure. Almost got blown off a few times due to the insane wind, but otherwise smooth sailing. Led P1,2,3.
with Mieke, Bron
Fantastic climbing for the grade, and fun exposure. Almost got blown off a few times due to the insane wind, but otherwise smooth sailing. Led P1,2,3.
with Mieke, Bron
KKilroy 21 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route, a bit easier than Amptrax and very well put together.
with claire
Great route, a bit easier than Amptrax and very well put together.
with claire
Ram MkiV 1 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
Pete_Frost 17 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S Fun route with a complex descent to join the Amptrax descent at the notch in the ridge. Done in 2:40 bottom to top. Descended in 1:15 to the station bar.
Fun route with a complex descent to join the Amptrax descent at the notch in the ridge. Done in 2:40 bottom to top. Descended in 1:15 to the station bar.
bvilsue 7 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S Great climb. Although a bit of an epic on the descent
with Rebeca, Susi
Great climb. Although a bit of an epic on the descent
with Rebeca, Susi
teamvix 5 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Roy led 1, 3, 5 and 6 (joined) and 8. I led 2, 4, 7
with Roy
Roy led 1, 3, 5 and 6 (joined) and 8. I led 2, 4, 7
with Roy
BarnDawg 15 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
with Peri Cheal
with Peri Cheal
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Danielle Arnott 13 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 2,5,7 & 8. Awesome climbing, especially higher up, which makes up for the loose crap that was pitch 4. Otherwise not too bad although still some stuff coming off. Will benefit from traffic and could become something of an el chorro classic; definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Walked off as for amptrax, got lost in the valley!
Lead pitches 2,5,7 & 8. Awesome climbing, especially higher up, which makes up for the loose crap that was pitch 4. Otherwise not too bad although still some stuff coming off. Will benefit from traffic and could become something of an el chorro classic; definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Walked off as for amptrax, got lost in the valley!
Will Hunt 27 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Excellent and on solid rock. Didn't find any looseness but pitch 2 is quite "blocky". 4 steep pitches leads into slabby "El Torcal" like rock. Very well equipped. Descent is an abseil and then follow cairns to a notch in the ridge. Through the notch then descend via cairns as for Amptrax. When you hit the old water trough in the dry valley, cross to the other side of the old stream channel to pick up the path down to the big bridge.
Excellent and on solid rock. Didn't find any looseness but pitch 2 is quite "blocky". 4 steep pitches leads into slabby "El Torcal" like rock. Very well equipped. Descent is an abseil and then follow cairns to a notch in the ridge. Through the notch then descend via cairns as for Amptrax. When you hit the old water trough in the dry valley, cross to the other side of the old stream channel to pick up the path down to the big bridge.
Hidden 27 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 24 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
DanC1985 11 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Lead 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th pitch. Seconded the rest with Jorge. Topped out and got lost!
with Jordi
Lead 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th pitch. Seconded the rest with Jorge. Topped out and got lost!
with Jordi
Jordi 11 Mar, 2014 Lead RP Lead 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th. Seconded the rest and had silly fall seconding the 6th
Lead 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th. Seconded the rest and had silly fall seconding the 6th
Hidden 14 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S
mandeepdhanoa 8 Jan, 2014 - Great climb! One of the better easy multi pitches in Fontalas. A bit tricky to find and to walk off of but well worth it! (just to left of Momia left of the line of trees smashed by the giant boulder when it was being bolted) Just the right amount of exposure and great Belay ledges to keep the weight off of your loops. First two pitches aren't anything to write home about but the last 6 are great! In addition it looks like it was bolted so that it would be easy to take up a third person. Also bring a 70m rope for the abseil and as you go down keep to the left of the tree to avoid faff. Also watch out for loose rocks a few came off when we were climbing it!
Great climb! One of the better easy multi pitches in Fontalas. A bit tricky to find and to walk off of but well worth it! (just to left of Momia left of the line of trees smashed by the giant boulder when it was being bolted) Just the right amount of exposure and great Belay ledges to keep the weight off of your loops. First two pitches aren't anything to write home about but the last 6 are great! In addition it looks like it was bolted so that it would be easy to take up a third person. Also bring a 70m rope for the abseil and as you go down keep to the left of the tree to avoid faff. Also watch out for loose rocks a few came off when we were climbing it!
DanC1985 16 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S Lead pitch 2,4,6,8 - climbed at night
with Johnny
Lead pitch 2,4,6,8 - climbed at night
with Johnny
johnmctighe 4 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S 8 Pitch V+ all the way to the top of Frontales. Giving it a 6a as the first 2 pitches are a bit hard. It gets much better higher up. 1 abseil then a walk off the back of Frontales (same as the walk off Amptrax)
with Roy
8 Pitch V+ all the way to the top of Frontales. Giving it a 6a as the first 2 pitches are a bit hard. It gets much better higher up. 1 abseil then a walk off the back of Frontales (same as the walk off Amptrax)
with Roy
Andy Clarke 28 Mar, 2013 Lead β P1 only: fine and quite steep climbing, which felt more like 6a - possibly because there's still a reasonable amount of loose stuff on it. Expect it to become a popular day out. Led on Chris's draws
with Chris
P1 only: fine and quite steep climbing, which felt more like 6a - possibly because there's still a reasonable amount of loose stuff on it. Expect it to become a popular day out. Led on Chris's draws
with Chris
Hidden 28 Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
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