UKC

Climbs 72
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 323m a.s.l
Faces S

Ola Stepien on Number One (5a) at Los Cotos © Mark Glaister

Crag features

The slabs of smooth and subtly-featured limestone that make up Los Cotos are a welcome alternative to the steep and strenuous climbs on the neighbouring cliffs that surround it. The setting in the secluded central Gorge area is magnificent, making it a lovely place to enjoy some fine climbing with the sun on your back, but best avoided in warm weather.

Approach notes

Los Cotos is best approached through The Gorge although traditionally most people have used the now-banned tunnels. The details of the approach from the village and passage along the Walkway through The Gorge are on page 108. Once through The Gorge, continue along the Walkway until a path leads down to the orange groves and river. Cross the river and walk a short way to Cotos Bajas and further on under the railway to the Medios and Altos areas.

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Guidebooks

Spain : El Chorro

A guidebook to the superb climbing around the village of El Chorro and the famous gorge. Great coverage of the sport climbing on the magnificent crags above the village and in the central gorge. Also includes a number of excellent outlying areas.
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The routes here are either very polished or extreamly baddly bolted. The upper section has some of the worst examples you will ever see.
Tom_Harding - 21/Nov/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cotos Bajas
2 El Engendo 5c 2
3 Rebuzonos de amor 7b+ * 2
4 Jaquima 6c ** 9
5 Diedro y Quique 3c 11
6 Odinada salvaje 6a+ 6
7 Mama quiero ser torero 6b 8
8 San Satanes 6b * 5
9 San Gabriel 5c 4
10 La hora del maquis 5c 6
11 La placa morrocotuda 6a+ * 10
12 Berrinche de chinche 6b * 18
13 El yerno de Abraham 6a  
14 Les muelles de guite 7a * 1
15 Cuatro mejillones veinte duros 6c+ 3
16 Rafael Anyaya HVS 5a 1
  Cotos Medios
18 Camella cojo 5a 2
19 Fisuroterapia 5a ** 18
20 Fisura de los Santos 5a * 17
21 Fisura de hombre 5c ** 33
22 Bitchitos on the Wailers 5b 44
23 El Monstruo de las galletas 5c * 58
24 Mordiscos de amor 5b * 28
25 Dodgy 6a+ 11
Climb name Grade
26 Right of Dodgy 6a *  
27 Alucinosis 5a ** 137
28 Cursillos 5a ** 207
29 Mitad hombre', mitad galleta E4 5c 13
30 Number One 5a ** 218
31 Bruja intrepida 5a * 66
32 Numero dos 5a 21
33 Galleta 5a * 21
34 Super galleta 6a+ *** 200
35 Gaby 6b+ * 16
36 Los mandriles no comen galletas 6b 59
37 Madriles 7a * 6
38 Invernal 5c ** 18
39 Mongroni free 6b+ * 33
40 Empotrador Empotrado VS 4c 2
41 Cebolla pa la olla 6a+ * 13
42 Genesis 6a+ * 19
43 Arbola 6b ** 31
44 Bruner and the Bruna 6b * 16
45 La ley de la selva 6b+ * 22
46 Embolia cerebral 5c * 15
47 The Policeman Stole my Walkman 6b * 13
48 Güirilandia 7a ** 13
49 Cafe bonk 7a+ ** 10
50 Penetración analgésica 6c ** 1
Climb name Grade
51 Si te caes pega una voz 6c 1
52 Amarilla 5c ** 4
53 Fanáticos del atico 6c ** 2
54 El ventorro 6a+ * 1
55 La blanca 6b * 1
  Cotos Altos
57 Guerrero del abismo 7a *** 5
58 Exceso de equipage 6c *  
59 Chungo superior 6a * 1
60 Quasimodo 7a+ * 2
61 Profanes y blasfemos 6b+ * 6
62 Pisto gilguero 6c+ 1
63 Que te den por culo 6b * 2
64 El dinamitate te espera 6c * 1
65 Yu yu 6c * 1
66 Chulo de madriza 7a 1
67 El piqui 6c * 1
68 Petamorfosis 7b * 1
69 Mister Proper 5c * 2
70 El viajero amable 6b+ ** 7
71 Adeli 6b+ * 3
72 Electron Volt 6b+ ** 3
73 Exodo 6a+ * 2
74 Poema Vertical 7b+ 1

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