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Climbs 285
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 418m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

The vast bulk of Frontales sits high above the village of El Chorro and offers some of the most important climbing in the area. The central section is dominated by the characteristic oval-shaped cave of Poema de Roca which is where the first routes were put up more than 30 years ago. Since then virtually every section of this vast wall has come to the attention of climbers and it now has many routes across the grade range varying from slabby to severely overhanging, and from short single-pitch to some extended fully-bolted multi-pitch expeditions. Being the first crag you see virtually every day you climb here, it gets a lot of attention with many of the climbs being popular classics. 

Approach notes

There are two basic approaches for the Frontales crags. For the lower sectors from Canada to Momia, the best approach is from the Albercones parking area. This is reached from El Chorro village by following the road which turns off just before the station bar. This leads through the village and on to a dirt track that runs alongside the campsite to a large parking area just beyond - 0.8km from the station bar (next to a fenced off entrance to the railway tunnel). Very occasionally the track is impassable after heavy rain and it is necessary to walk from the station bar  which adds around 5 minutes.

For the sectors from Poema de Roca to Sector Sin Futuro, the best approach is to follow the road through the village up the hill towards Valle de Abdalajis. As the road levels out, and just before the large crag of Las Encantadas, there is a ruined building and water tank (1.2km from the station bar) - park here. Take the upper of two dirt tracks on the left and walk along this for 1km (ignoring a drive to a house on the right and a track that drops off to the left) until the track meets the hillside at a large quarry.

Access Advice

The area is a nature reserve and access to the crags on Frontales and Escalera Arabe is sensitive. You may see people driving up the track from the water tank but it is not allowed and you could well be fined. It only adds around 15 minutes to the walk in.

 

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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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Canada
2 El pajaro loco 7a 12
3 Chiguagua 7b ** 9
4 Vaca loco 7b+ * 2
5 Supersonica 7c ** 1
6 Riders on the Storm 7b+ ** 6
7 Emmanuelle 6c+ *** 31
8 Si te vas 7b * 10
  Castrojo
10 Pobre Yon 6a+ 14
11 Estrella 4a 209
12 Jenny 3c 207
13 Randy 4a 123
14 Starter 4a * 209
15 Sector Canada Access 4a * 272
16 Pane pane supermercado 7b+ ** 15
17 Little Brown Baby 7a+ *** 286
18 Project hombre 7b+ ** 4
19 Simon ha perdido el panadero 6c+ ** 104
20 Luna Llena 7c ** 13
21 Instinto 6c * 131
22 Keshasun 6b+ ** 50
23 Luna 6a+ *** 573
24 Acuario 6a+ * 27
25 Big Fun 6a+ ** 324
26 Un monton de chatarra 6a *** 627
27 La Putschitrona 6b+ ** 119
28 Los lunnis 5b * 409
29 Lluvia dorada 5a * 425
30 Punto de salida 4a * 313
31 La corona 4c * 341
32 Vas pisando huevos 5a * 486
33 Baron rojo 6b+ * 163
  Albercones (Banned Routes)
35 Trepadero De Accesso
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5a 2
36 Sapillo Momificado 7b+ * 4
37 Saque De Lengua
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6b+ *** 3
38 Cosa De Dos 6c+ * 3
39 Quite La Ropa 6c 2
40 Troncomovil
-
6a 15
41 Ganimedes
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6b+ 14
42 Engrasse Le Visgara Macarra
-
6c+ 8
43 Chicuelito Querido
-
6b+ 13
44 Arzapua
-
7b 6
  Los Albercones
46 Via Ferrata El Chorro VF3A *** 95
47 Oceano gris 7a * 137
48 Me duelen los huevos 7a * 104
49 Zulu Express 6a+ ** 281
50 Stanage Girls 6a ** 355
51 La chica peliroja 6a+ ** 288
52 Gabi 6a * 416
53 Putiferio 6a *** 612
54 Ande esta el morico 6a+ * 38
55 El vuelo de los peluos 6a+ ** 281
56 El virgo de vicentela 6b+ *** 223
57 Cita en Sevilla 7b ** 45
58 El truco del almendruco 7a+ ** 111
59 Sufre mamon 7a+ ** 30
60 Malditos roedores 6b+ * 85
61 Espolón Oderse V+ *** 2
62 Los Albercones Main Wall Low Traverse f6A *** 3
  Amptrax
64 Pa' lante amigos 6c * 6
65 Son quatros 6b+ * 5
66 Amptrax 6a *** 615
67 Z Mapp 6b ** 17
68 Ebola 6b+ *** 67
69 Apocalipsis 6c *** 61
70 Corazon que no siente 6c+ *** 10
71 Mar de fuego 7a *** 29
72 Via sin nombre (Amptrax) 6b+ *** 3
  Suizo
74 Superpotencia 6a+ * 99
75 Mas potencia 6b ** 112
76 Prepotencia 6b * 98
77 Coño paco 7a ** 180
78 Sesso, drogas y flamenco 7a+ *** 133
79 Alicía 7b+ ** 109
80 Bienvenidos al circo 7a+ ** 136
81 New 7b 7b ** 43
82 Irmchen 6a+ *** 332
83 Que leche que tengo (P1) 6b 142
84 Que leche que tengo 7b ** 56
85 Judea del frenta popular 7a+ *** 105
86 Frente popular de Judea (P1) 6b+ *** 16
87 Frente popular de Judea 6c+ *** 94
88 No toca la mata 6c ** 29
89 Libertad para Maria (P1)
-
5a ** 12
90 Libertad para Maria 6c+ ** 30
91 Jailhouse Rock 6b * 104
92 Tinto de verano 6a+ *** 138
93 No esta acabda 6b+ ** 102
94 Soñador de grado 4a 13
95 La niña de mis oios 6c+ ** 23
96 La urriki 7a+ ** 9
97 Ajonjoli 7c+ * 2
98 Cuatro elephants 5b ** 99
  Sector Bridwell
100 Sector Bridwell #1 (Obelix)
-
5a 1
Climb name Grade
101 Sector Bridwell #2 (Es Increible)
-
6c 1
102 Sector Bridwell #3 (Pepe Goteras)
-
5c 2
103 Sector Bridwell #4 (Otilio)
-
6c+ 2
104 Sector Bridwell #5 (Iris)
-
6a 2
105 Sector Bridwell #6 (Bridwell)
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6b 3
106 Sector Bridwell #7 (Rastaferi Historia)
-
5a 1
  Mundo
108 Kaktus 6a+ ** 18
109 Lluvia del asteroides 5c *** 156
110 Zoenima 6a+ ** 15
111 Mira por dendro (P1) 6b * 3
112 Mira por dentro 6b *** 8
113 Mundo de ideas (P1)
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6b ** 11
114 Mundo de ideas 6b+ *** 9
115 Bark 6c ** 13
116 Via sin nombre (Mundo) 6a+ * 13
117 Una cualquiera 6a+ * 32
  Momia
119 Makita Power 6c ** 126
120 Whiskey Vera Vera 6a ** 5
121 Welcome to El Chorro 5c ** 220
122 Café burbuscon (P1) 5c ** 52
123 Café burbuscon (P2) 6c *** 7
124 Café burbuscon 7a *** 53
125 Las carruchas del anakrin 5c ** 174
126 Gaia (P1) 6c * 24
127 Gaia 7a+ ** 51
128 El orejazo 7a ** 175
129 Hamunaptra 7c ** 29
130 Hamunaptra - El Orajazo 6c+ ** 11
131 Honk Down 7c *** 102
132 Anack sunamun 7b *** 139
133 Habana Club 7a ** 132
134 Insominio de equipmiento 6c+ ** 133
135 Fluidos vital 7b * 6
136 Seco y Pedro (P1) 6b ** 96
137 Seco y Pedro 7a+ *** 90
138 Seco y Pedro Right 6c *** 36
139 Seco y Pedro Right 2 6b+ *** 85
140 Seco y Pedro Right 2 (P2) 6a * 5
  Black Cave
142 Out of Vogue (P1) 6a * 13
143 Out of Vogue 7a+ * 11
144 Escalador casual (P1) 6b 4
145 Escalador casual 6c * 3
146 Antidoto 8a * 11
147 El padre Orillos 8a * 7
148 Black Cave 7a+ * 21
149 Hora kane 7b+ * 6
150 El fin de una vida (P1) 7b ** 5
151 El fin de una vida 7c *** 4
152 Muchachito bombo inferno (P1) 7b+ **  
153 Muchachito bombo infierno 7c+ ***  
154 Unamed 8a
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8a * 2
155 Costris Climbers
-
7c 1
156 Verdes Venenas (P1) 6b * 6
157 Verdes venenas 7a+ *** 19
158 Hierbes letales 7a+ ** 11
159 Checkout 6b+ * 25
160 Caletamiento 6a * 18
  Poema de Roca
162 Truco Final 8a ** 2
163 Kervala 8b ** 3
164 Sharkevala 8c+ ***  
165 Maquina cualquiera (P1) 7b ** 8
166 Maquina cualquiera 7b+ *** 20
167 El complot 8a+ ** 5
168 La villa strangiato 7b ** 107
169 La villa strangiato Extension
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8a+ *** 1
170 Eye of the Storm 7c *** 63
171 Eye of the Storm Extension
-
8b *** 3
172 Thunder Struck 7c+ *** 14
173 Thunder Struck Extension 8b 1
174 Swimming Through a Shark Attack 8a+ *** 19
175 Shark Extension
-
8b *** 2
176 Mizery - Shark Conexion
-
8b+ *** 1
177 Mizery 8b+ *** 1
178 La Cuca 8a *** 16
179 Viejos rockeros 8a+ * 2
180 Poema de Roca (P1) 7a *** 479
181 Poema de Roca (P2) 7c *** 3
182 Poema de Roca 7c+ *** 13
183 Licantropia de plenilunio 7c 7
184 Rima Libre 7c+ ** 21
185 Liten Viking
-
8a+ **  
186 Rima Rockeros 8b ** 2
187 Viejo traidor 7b+ *** 106
188 Sarracenos 7c+ ** 2
189 Morritos jaeger 7b ** 45
190 XXL 8a ** 4
191 Via de Rudolf 8a *** 8
192 Los senores de asfis 7c+ *** 4
193 Viejo amigo 7a ** 159
194 Newie 6c * 127
195 García aguas 6b ** 296
196 Mamacita 8a *** 9
197 El ave fénix 7c+ ** 9
198 Gabiel Hermafrodita 7c+ *** 7
199 Oh no Flo 6a+ 7
200 Escorpion 6b * 179
Climb name Grade
201 The Splits 6c * 44
202 Slimbo 7b * 33
203 Stonker 6b * 341
204 La princesa Carol 5c * 279
205 Federacion corruta 7b+ *** 2
206 Mariada de payasos 7b *** 12
207 Talibania L1
-
7c ** 18
208 Talibania 7c ** 40
209 Egoa.nu 7b+ *** 1
210 Pesadillo 8a *** 1
211 Vivac porus 7a+ ** 60
212 Vivac Porus Extension 8a+ *** 2
213 El don nadie 7c *** 3
214 Si no hay rally no hay chapas 7c *** 3
215 El señor de las tinieblas (P1) 6b+ ** 14
216 El señor de las tinieblas 7a ** 94
217 Fahrenheit 6c 40
  The Solarium
219 Mal de ojo 7a ** 16
220 Sucias artimañas 7a 1
221 Compacteibol 6b+ 3
222 Nido de Bolillos 6a ** 53
223 Las amigas de Lulu 5a * 121
224 El osito polar 5a * 131
225 Estrella Polar 6b *** 82
226 Solarium Left 7c * 2
227 Solarium 7b ** 20
228 Lobo López 7a+ *** 13
229 Clint Eastwood 6b+ * 45
230 Deprisa y con bulla 6c * 115
231 Agip 6b ** 194
232 Billy the Kid 6b+ ** 50
233 Nanuz 6a+ ** 198
  Austria
235 Edelweiss 4c * 138
236 Left of Tall People 6b ** 39
237 Tall People 6b *** 178
238 Small People 6b *** 212
239 The Big Leaning Arete 7b+ *  
240 Wienes Schnitzel (P1) 6b+ ** 3
241 Wienes Schnitzel 6c ** 45
242 Full Moon (P1) 6a+ ** 6
243 Full Moon 6a+ ** 134
244 Rock me Amadeus 5c * 19
245 Sumsi 4a * 145
246 La Chinxetita 7b 1
247 Don Lucas 6b * 106
248 Mugl 5b * 234
249 Bub oder madl 6b+ * 42
250 Finkastinker 4a * 175
251 Nitti 5c *** 344
252 Bombay Sapphire 6b ** 23
253 Valentines Day 6a *** 457
254 A pique de un repique 6c 29
  Olimpo
256 Los aristogatos 6c  
257 Hijos de la luna 6c  
258 Micro patata 5b  
259 Yerma 7a+  
260 Munon free 7a+  
261 La banda del sur 8b **  
262 Left of Endless Power ? ***  
263 Endless Power 8c+ ***  
264 Endless Power Direct Project ***  
265 Trango Power 8c ***  
266 Trango 8b *** 4
267 Trango (P1) 8a+ *** 2
268 Trango (P2) 8a *** 1
269 Kukeman tupery 7c ** 2
  Tango
271 Rock nini 6a * 18
272 En que piensa el tango 5b * 11
273 Oso yogui Plus 1 8a+ *  
274 Oso yogui Plus 2 7c *  
275 Oso yogui 5c 11
276 Ritual felino 7c * 3
277 La eterna busqueda de la Ana 7b *  
278 Sexo, hierba y vertical 6b+ *** 25
279 Alma de roca 6b+ * 16
280 El tango no me quiere 6c ** 16
281 El tango ya me quiere 6c+ ** 6
282 James Bolt 7a+ * 3
283 Rafael Ibero 6c+ * 2
  Sin Futuro
285 Sin futuro 7a+ ** 1
286 Moyaboom none **  
287 Sportbilly 6c *** 1
288 Sin Futuro Steep Line 6c+ *** 1
289 Left of Lone Bolt 6c *** 1
290 Gollum bueno 6a+ *** 2
291 Gollum malo 6a *  
292 Rabillos de pasas 6b+ **  
293 Tila pa el estress 6a ** 1
294 Pocas pilas 5c *  
295 Inventatelo 5b * 1
296 Gerard Attack 5c **  
297 Bienmesabe 6c **  
  Unknown Routes
299 Suizo
-
5c 3
300 Vuelo de los Vicentala
-
6a+ * 2

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