Climbs 121
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 963m a.s.l
Faces N

Nathan Lee. © dominic lee

Crag features

North Facing crag which is a good retreat from hot weather, of excellent quality routes and rock overlooking the village of Loja and the hilly countyside of the Andalucian hills. With two quality sectors boasting steep and overhanging tufa of 'Perros de Presa' at 8a (+?) through to sharp face climbing, there is quality enough to rival Malham for excellent and hard sport climbing. 60m Rope is essential. The 'el Chorro Rockfax mini guide is grossly out of date, however the names are written on the base of most routes. Most routes are roadside.

Bolts now removed from lower crag? (11/15) - didn't check myself, but an Italian guy had walked along earlier in the day.

 

Approach notes

On the A92 which stretches between Antequera and Grenada, take exit 188 signposted for Loja. From here locate the hotel at the end of village and take a sharp turn (3.8 from the junction, and RH turn if approaching from Antequera) a tiny sign posted for 'Sierra de Loja'. Trend rightwards and take a bumpy (very, but worth it)dirt track uphill, follow it around the bends before reaching a narrow tunnel, go through it (beware of oncomming trucks) and follow a much improved gravel road until you reach the crag. Sector Zorreras Altas is immediately on the left, park here. Bajas is on right hand side of the road, approx 15 mins walk to the middle of the sector.

Restricted Access

Lower crag has now been de-bolted almost entirely. Upper crag is bird banned from 1st Jan - 30th June.

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:

Out of print:
Sector El Cuenco is closed from 1st of January to 30st of June.
Malene Nygaard Kristensen - 06/Apr/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Zorreras Altas
2 Canibales a dieta 7a+ ** 3
3 Numeros rojos 7b+ **  
4 Esinifando rojas 7b ***  
5 Un espiritu zoquete 6c * 3
6 Treprorzas 5c *** 33
7 Danza prima 6a+ ** 19
8 Buraka 6a+ ** 6
9 Trogomundos 6c 1
10 Cepillos free 6a+ ** 12
11 Exculibiertu 5c ** 18
12 Bongui boy 6c  
13 Hoito con el hito 6c 1
14 Nirvana 6b ** 12
15 Domino paria 6c * 3
16 Aprenaiz de fakir 6c+ * 2
17 Albergue de emplumados 7b+ *** 1
18 Ukachaka 7c ***  
19 Pretensiones 7b *** 1
20 Perros de presa 8a *** 5
21 Sangre fria 7b+  
22 Yukatan 7b+ **  
23 Los druidas 7b *  
24 Hasta los guevos 7b+ *  
25 Perchomania 7a+ *  
26 Vicio de vacio 6c+ *  
27 D'lulu 6c ** 4
28 Patranas 6a+ *** 34
29 Sidroterapia 6b+ ** 10
30 D'ayo 6b ** 9
31 Penumbra 7b *  
32 Iven, devorame! 8a *  
33 Mostacho blanco 7a ** 4
34 Karkatrepos 6c+ ** 4
35 Rosky 6b * 3
36 Sir Lancelot 6c+ ** 1
37 Aracadia 6b ** 5
38 D'brokers 6b  
39 Eguzilore 6c ** 1
  Zorreras Bajas - Left
41 Genio y figura 6c+ ** 2
42 Teta capochina 8a *  
43 Deltoya 7b *** 1
44 Musho 7b+ *** 1
45 Colrin Colorado 8a **  
46 Idioma Galveciano 7b+ **  
47 La malicia del enano 7b *  
48 Atila matatino 7b *  
49 Zingaros 7a ** 3
50 Energia renovable 7c+ *  
51 De Sopeton 7b *  
52 Tragos amargos 7b+ *  
53 Tirar a matar 7c  
54 Chut chut 6b * 2
55 La terrible 6b * 3
56 Avistamiento 6c * 1
57 Gorgolas 6c ** 6
58 Karadura 7a *  
59 Mortal up 6c+ *  
60 Corazon amigo 6c *  
  Zorreras Bajas - Right
62 Tapas 7c ** 3
63 Sa acabo Norma 7c+ *  
64 San Miguel 8a *  
65 Oficina punk 7b+ *  
66 La cima del mundo 8a+ **  
67 Desesperado 8a+ ** 1
68 Osos can 8a ***  
69 Como gato panzamba 7c ** 1
70 Tarari que te vi 7c ** 2
71 De espaldus el mundo 7b+ ** 2
72 Al abordaja 7b **  
73 A la deriva 7b+  
74 A lo mierda 7a ** 4
75 El temazo 7c+ **  
76 La zorra y las chapas 7a+ ** 1
77 Violacion de monaguillos 7c+ *  
78 Goco 7c+  
79 El tratante 8b **  
80 Conclave 5a 1
81 Oye Brother 5c 1
82 La malafolla 8b ***  
83 Morituring 8b **  
84 Murcianicos 8b ***  
85 Desvariante de levante 8c ***  
86 La sombra de cain 8a+ ***  
87 De poder a poder 8a+ ***  
88 Voraz 8a ***  
89 Vibraciones positivas 8a ***  
90 El terror de los germenes 8a * 1
91 Morada de vampiros 7a+ ** 8
92 La rambla del mago 7b *  
93 La palide 8a+ ***  
94 Dos itanos 7b+ *** 2
95 Hasta luego Luca 7b *** 18
96 La perversa 8a ***  
97 Todo es mentirra 8a **  
98 Aliento del dragon 8a ***  
99 Vida indecente 7c+ **  
100 Tela marinera 7c **  
101 Enrezabia 7b+ **  
102 Panceta 7b **  
103 A sombrao 7b+ ** 3
104 Piperra 6c+ *** 14
105 Puta navidad 6c ** 9
106 Helao recalentao 6c+ ** 7
107 Diagnostico precoz 7a ** 1
108 Polvoreda 7a * 1
  Unverified Routes
110 Contraliecho
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6a 2
111 1/6
-
6b 1
112 4y 3/4
-
5c 2
113 Maolicos
-
6b+ 1
114 Tiempo Perdido
-
6b+ 1
115 Todas Las Brujerias
-
6c+ 1
116 Unzungo 8a ** 1
117 El tratante pitch 1 5c 1
118 Profecia 4a 2
119 Anonimato 4a 2
120 Cooperativa al Zapo
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7b+ ** 1
121 Pensamientos Eraticos 8a+ ** 1
122 Nostradamus * 4b * 1
123 Goliat * 4a 1
124 Magia negra * 6b * 1
125 Orbital * 6c ** 1
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