Climbs 104
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 1071m a.s.l
Faces all

Neil Binns Tinto con Limon (F7a+) at El Torcal, Andalusia. © chris s

Crag features

he small National Park of El Torcal sits at an elevation of 1300m and forms the summit and slopes of a large limestone peak, around 10km to the south of the town of Antequera. The summit area of the peak is a broad plateau that has been heavily eroded to form some fantastic limestone ‘karst’ scenery - a geological curiosity. The karst formations present an amazing climbers' playground, set amidst a myriad of spectacular pinnacles and spires.

The shallow grassy valleys and hollows between the pinnacles make lovely picnic and sunbathing spots making El Torcal a very pleasant place to visit.

Approach notes

From El Chorro, take the winding paved road up the hill past Las Encantadas, to the town of Valle de Abdalajis. Go through the town and turn left onto the main Antequera road. Continue for 20km towards Antequera. This main road can also be reached by driving around to the lakes above The Gorge and picking up the road to the north of the El Chorro massif. Just before Antequera is reached, turn right (signed


El Chorro

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sector La Carretera 
2Domingacios Crack7a * 
3Ero ergo sur7a * 
4Mercedes 26 años7b ** 
5Asfalto6a ***54
6La fuerza del destino7b+ *3
 Sector El Fraile 
8Exitos encadenados6c+ *1
9Sacrifice7b ** 
10Maldonado cabron6b *4
11Los golfos del golfo6b *3
12Blank Wall8a  
13Mala reputacion6c+ **2
14A vista de pájaro7a * 
15Hotel California7a+ **2
16Turboniajas7a **1
17Villanueva City6b *3
18El trepaollas6a+ **4
19La grieta de Julieta5a **8
20Paraiso de los cazos romos7a *2
21Pillar6c+ *1
22La calentona7a * 
23Calentamientos6c+ *1
24Choralasmirlas froe6a *2
26Dos Ryobis y un destino7b+ * 
27La union hace la fiesta7a *1
28Té en el Sahara8a+ *** 
29Hierba Luisa8b+ *** 
30Menta poleo8c ** 
31Un-named8a ** 
32Cowboy7b ** 
 Sector La Bodega 
34Sol y sombra5a *59
35Hau's Hole7a  
36Unnamed (not in Rockfax)4a 10
37Martini bianco6b *42
38Runnel Route5a *44
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