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

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
  Sector La Carretera
2 Domingacios Crack 7a *  
3 Ero ergo sur 7a *  
4 Mercedes 26 años 7b **  
5 Asfalto 6a *** 54
6 La fuerza del destino 7b+ * 3
  Sector El Fraile
8 Exitos encadenados 6c+ * 1
9 Sacrifice 7b **  
10 Maldonado cabron 6b * 4
11 Los golfos del golfo 6b * 3
12 Blank Wall 8a  
13 Mala reputacion 6c+ ** 2
14 A vista de pájaro 7a *  
15 Hotel California 7a+ ** 2
16 Turboniajas 7a ** 1
17 Villanueva City 6b * 3
18 El trepaollas 6a+ ** 4
19 La grieta de Julieta 5a ** 8
20 Paraiso de los cazos romos 7a * 2
21 Pillar 6c+ * 1
22 La calentona 7a *  
23 Calentamientos 6c+ * 1
24 Choralasmirlas froe 6a * 2
25 Arete 7b+  
26 Dos Ryobis y un destino 7b+ *  
27 La union hace la fiesta 7a * 1
28 Té en el Sahara 8a+ ***  
29 Hierba Luisa 8b+ ***  
30 Menta poleo 8c **  
31 Un-named 8a **  
32 Cowboy 7b **  
  Sector La Bodega
34 Sol y sombra 5a * 61
35 Hau's Hole 7a  
36 Unnamed (not in Rockfax) 4a 10
37 Martini bianco 6b * 42
38 Runnel Route 5a * 46
39 Dahikiri
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7c  
40 Tequila 7b 1
41 Round Head 7a * 3
42 Little Arete 6c * 2
43 Nicey 6c+ ** 8
44 Tinto con Limón 7a+ * 1
45 Tinto con Casera 6c+ * 3
46 Pacharán con endrinas 6c 2
47 Calimocho 6b 2
48 Licor 6a 1
49 Faustino 7b+ *  
50 Moscatel 6c+ * 2
51 Pacharán con mier 7a+  
52 Frexinet 7a+  
53 Cruzcampo 6a+ * 15
54 Don Perignon del 69 5c ** 32
55 Widen 5c * 30
56 Beer 6b+ ** 4
57 Cervezas 7a+ * 1
58 Ante la rasca coñac pal cuerpa 6c+ * 2
59 Coctel tropical 6a  
60 Tómato algo 6a  
61 Sugumu 6c+  
62 Los niños del rioja 6c 2
  Sector Callejon Siete Vias
64 Siete Vias I - Route No. 4 (a)
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6b+ * 3
65 La Gitana
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6a 13
66 Eternamente Fatima
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6b+ 1
67 Haz Más Grado Pringado
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8a  
68 Te Digo Trigo por no Decirte Rodrigo 6c+ 1
69 Unknown 6c 2
70 En el dos Caballos
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6b+ 5
71 Apietate el pollo (Siete Vias I)
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6b+ ** 3
72 La del 15 6a *** 5
73 El guru de vicios
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6a+ 5
74 La menuilla 6a+ ** 2
75 Confrencia por la paz
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6a+ * 4
76 El Aguilla
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5c 5
  Sector Siete Vias
78 Sector Siete Vias Bloque A Route 1
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4a 14
79 La Mascara
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4a 19
80 Horóscopo 4a 15
81 Los Caballeros del Sobabo 6b *** 5
82 Gaceta Para Sodos
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5a * 15
83 Unknown (Siete Vias A Route 6)
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6b 1
84 El Tio del Bigote
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5c 4
85 La Veija Barbuda
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6a 4
  Sector Bordillos
87 África 6a+ 2
88 Beluga 5c 4
89 Tucán 6b+ 2
90 Sector Bordillos unlisted route 5a *** 3
  Sector Corral
92 Patagonia
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6b *** 2
93 Gisela 6c+ * 2
  Other Sectors (Not in 2008 Rockfax)
95 Siete Vias II - Route No.8
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4c 3
96 Callejon - Route No.9
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6a ** 1
97 Callejon - Route No.10
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6a+ * 1
98 Con Joroba No Se Bloquera
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6c ** 2
99 Cancion Trieste de Pepe et Muerto
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7a *** 1
100 Metalica
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7a ** 1
101 Zombi Combi
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6a+ *** 2
102 Palomeras
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6a ** 1
103 Segoviano
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6a *** 3
104 Petete 4a * 3
105 Amadeus 5a *** 1
106 Unlisted (Radio Mast Parking) - Right Edge f6A * 1
107 Unlisted (down road & left): Tribute Act f6C ** 1
108 Unlisted (down road & left): Centre f4+ 1
109 Unlisted (down road & left): Right Sitter f6B * 1
110 Siete Vias (Zona Principal) Block B route 6 (left of La Gitana) 5b 1
111 La Abuelita Rockera *
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7a * 1
112 Neblina Patagonica *
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6c *** 1
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