Climbs 77
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 445m a.s.l
Faces all

Turon, West Buttress. © Zoe Cockburn

Crag features

The massive slabby limestone sheets of Túron West are some of the region's most distinctive formations and provide many superb climbs in the lower-to-mid grades. The crags are only a short drive away from El Chorro, close to the picturesque Andalucían village of Ardales, and the environment is in complete contrast to The Gorge being more open, rural and tranquil. The West Buttresses are by far and away the most popular areas having the best climbs, although the more intimidating East Buttress is worth a look especially for those looking for morning shade or some harder climbs.

Approach notes

From El Chorro, cross the dam, turn right and drive up the windy road for about 5km to a T-junction. Turn left here and continue about another 5km to Ardales. Drive into the village on the main road, up a hill and into a small open square in the centre. Turn right and immediately pick up a sign for El Burgo. This takes you left into a narrow street and out of the village and into the hills. Follow the road for 6.5km until the crags come into view. Ardales is in the process of having a small ring-road built that will mean that it will not be necessary to go into the centre of the town, just follow signs for 'El Burgo' which leads down a road past the crags.


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:
Andalucia (2005)

Out of print:
Roads all clear..
wolf.leeb - 21/Sep/13
Great slab climbing in a really tranquil place. Note that if travelling on to or planning to come through El Burgo, the road from Ardales is closed at El Burgo. There is a concrete wall across the road, presumably because the bridge over the river into the village is unsafe. (30/01/12)
rockcat - 30/Jan/12
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