Climbs 76
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 545m a.s.l
Faces S

Chris Gore racing up the tufas of Lourdes (8a) at El Chorro. © Mark Glaister

Crag features

The reputation of El Chorro as a destination for sport climbing is mainly built upon the notoriety of the truly awesome section of cliff known as Makinodromo, and in particular the central line up its largest and most severely overhanging wall of tufa - Lourdes. A couple of decades on since its first ascent, Lourdes is still one of the most famous climbs in the World and many come to El Chorro only to try this one route! Today Lourdes has been joined by dozens more climbs on the Makinodromo itself, and also the whole of the long line of cliff that the Makinodromo is just one part of. This new development still has a long way to go, but the climbs on areas like Los Tigres are a promising pointer to the quality of routes that still remain to be discovered.

Guidebooks

El Chorro

A full colour guidebook dedicated the area around El Chorro in Andalusia in Spain. Covering the famous Gorge and all the fine crags near the village, plus many superb outlying areas. The book is in the modern Rockfax style with full colour photo topos, descriptions, symbols and maps, plus loads of excellent action shots.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Los Tigres
2 El segundo pegue 7c+ **  
3 La politica del piquillo 8a **  
4 Project
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5 Guiris Go Home 7a ** 33
6 El paso del Serengueti 8a **  
7 La comunidad afro 7b+ ***  
8 Los autenticos tigres 8a+ **  
9 Prisa mata 7c+ **  
10 Por puro vicio 7c *** 3
11 El salto del tigre 8a *** 4
12 Life Will Never End 7c *** 5
13 New Line 8a ***  
14 The Speed Kings 7b+ *** 21
15 Los siete Larrys 7b *** 62
16 Comando toxico 7b  
  Lourdes
18 Siempre fuimos punkies 8a+  
19 Siempre fuimos punkies (L1) 7c 9
20 Trainspotting 8a ** 11
21 Trainspotting (To mid way chain) 7b+ *** 29
22 Samarkanda 8b+ *  
23 El Oraculo 8b ** 1
24 El mono en el ojo del tigre 8b *  
25 Randi 8b *** 2
26 Que trabaje rita 8c+ **  
27 Kuala lumpur 8c+ ***  
28 Al-hakan 8c+ ***  
29 Lourdes 8a *** 40
30 Conexion Lourdes 8a+ ** 2
31 Cous cous 8c *** 1
32 Ceskoslovensko 8c **  
33 Melanpina 8a+ **  
34 Smashing Pumpkins 8a ** 1
35 Smashing Pumpkins Direct 8a+ ** 1
36 Atlas Shrieked 8a *** 4
37 Atlas Shrieked L1
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7c+ *** 8
38 Pepe el boludo 8a *** 6
39 La dentellada 8a+ ** 1
40 Porrot 7c+ *** 9
41 Mutenroy 8a * 5
42 Vete al infierno 7b * 30
43 Scarlett *
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9a ***  
  Life is Sweet
45 Hakuna mata 7a+ *** 124
46 Al hauira 7a+ ** 20
47 Las loi laufen 7a+ *** 48
48 Salida de emergencia 6c * 46
49 Estoy mortimer 7a+ * 22
50 Salida Extension 7b * 6
51 Mystic Rhythem 6b+ * 78
52 Rhythem Method 7b * 2
53 La panda zampabollos 7b ** 4
54 La columna de gollum 7b *** 19
55 Columna Right 7c 2
56 Life is Sweet 6c *** 171
57 Osama in the Sky 7b+ * 2
58 Kolocotron 7a+  
59 Apache 7a+ * 10
60 Obama in the Whitehouse 6b+ ** 39
  Mega Flash
62 Anatema 7b * 5
63 Paracaidista cordobers 7c *  
64 Heat Exchange 6c+ ** 38
65 Canto pecato 7b * 5
66 One bastiamba 7b ** 6
67 Post festum 7b * 2
68 Mega Flash 7a+ * 6
69 Grimal el curtido 7a * 14
70 Punk Street 7a ** 29
71 Putanaki 7b+ ** 2
72 Reep 7a+ * 3
73 El Pollón de Merchó *
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7a+ ** 1
74 Panes! Panes! *
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6b * 2
75 Al talego *
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6b+ * 2
76 QT Randi * 8c ***  
77 Randi L1 *
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8a+ ** 1
78 New 7a * 7a *** 3
79 Mystic Ryhthem Direct Finish * 7a+ ** 1
80 Suspiro *
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