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Restricted Access

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. The whole El Navegador sector remains banned to climbing due to rare flora with the exception of the lefthand-most route. There are 2 signposts in front of the cliff and a wire fence to mark the restricted area but these have been pulled down by climbers. 

146m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Start next to Rogelio behind a little carob tree.
Nice and easy pitches with an abseil descent.
1) 4b, 12m. A steady pitch to start (or run it into the next one).
2) 4b, 18m. Climb up to the left of three belays.
3) 5c, 28m. A well-bolted pitch to a ledge - belay on the left.
4) 4c, 30m. Climb behind the little olive tree and stay left.
5) 4c, 30m. Move left then straight up.
6) 5a, 28m. A good finish by the big tree above.
Descent - Abseil back down (5 x 30m). © Rockfax

Ticklists

El Chorro dreams - sub 6a , The Boys take on El Chorro (for the third time)

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User Date Notes
Marjan_Lumiere 22 Jan Show βeta
βeta: Beware, 2nd Rappel from the top is more than 30m but still manageable with a 60m rope if you don’t care about not being tied in on easy ground. Rocks passed us on our way down. It was a busy day.
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βeta: Beware, 2nd Rappel from the top is more than 30m but still manageable with a 60m rope if you don’t care about not being tied in on easy ground. Rocks passed us on our way down. It was a busy day.
mrkebabdriver 27 Nov, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: 1st belay station has a bolt that is only finger right. Had to wait about an hour while 2 parties descended, and lose rock everywhere, so we bailed after the 4th pitch. 5c pitch felt more like 5a. Beautiful views though!
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βeta: 1st belay station has a bolt that is only finger right. Had to wait about an hour while 2 parties descended, and lose rock everywhere, so we bailed after the 4th pitch. 5c pitch felt more like 5a. Beautiful views though!
Zoomer 23 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The last belay is higher than the topo, it’s level with the tree. First three pitches are excellent, after that pretty poor and over graded.
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βeta: The last belay is higher than the topo, it’s level with the tree. First three pitches are excellent, after that pretty poor and over graded.
Nihility00 23 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: 3rd pitch of 5c may be over graded.
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βeta: 3rd pitch of 5c may be over graded.
Will Cornish 13 Oct, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Lots of loose rock, we had rockfall while pulling the rope on all but one of the abseil. One breezeblock sized block nearly got some people at the bottom and another just missed us and very nearly chopped our rope. Maybe not one for when the crag is busy.
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βeta: Lots of loose rock, we had rockfall while pulling the rope on all but one of the abseil. One breezeblock sized block nearly got some people at the bottom and another just missed us and very nearly chopped our rope. Maybe not one for when the crag is busy.

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High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
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Style of Ascent
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Lead
Followed
Toproped
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Route of Interest
High Bolt 3

Grade: 5c ***
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