UKC

126m, 9 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This is the most popular multi-pitch climb on Frontales, which gives good steep climbing and is fully bolted although not so much on the easy first pitch. Reach the start by scrambling up to the grassy bay above the path. Start at a left-leading ramp.

1) 3a, 25m. Follow the ramp easily leftwards to a belay.
2) 5c, 30m. Move up to a smooth wall. Climb its left-hand side and the ramp above to a belay.
3) 5c, 15m. Head up steeply to a stance and belay.
4) 6a, 16m. Climb the steep white wall to a belay.
5) 6a, 20m. Climb the wall with difficulty and continue to a belay and stance below the steep headwall.
6) 6a, 20m. Make an exciting traverse right to a belay.
7) 5b, 25m. Climb up right to a bolted stance.
8) 4c, 15m. Continue in the same line to a belay. You can abseil down Ebola from here or push on for the summit experience.
9) 3a, 15m. Climb easy but slightly loose ground to ledges © Rockfax

Ticklists

ROCKFAX El Chorro: Top 50 , El Chorro dreams - 6a to 6c+ , El Chorro multipitch , The Big Easys , The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist , El Chorro: Best Routes (6a-6c+) , 'Chorro chums , 2019 all-rounder Psyche list , El Chorro , Costa blanca 2022

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LongBoiBetley 20 Apr Show βeta
βeta: The first pitch is very polished but gets nicer on the pitches afterwards
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βeta: The first pitch is very polished but gets nicer on the pitches afterwards
spannaclimbs 20 Apr Show βeta
βeta: Didn’t find any bolts on the first pitch but found belay point so started from pitch 2. Would say top 5b pitch harder than the 6a’s and this pitch had lots of bolts but no real direction. Other pitches all fairly well bolted.
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βeta: Didn’t find any bolts on the first pitch but found belay point so started from pitch 2. Would say top 5b pitch harder than the 6a’s and this pitch had lots of bolts but no real direction. Other pitches all fairly well bolted.
JohnH1977 8 Nov, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: This is very hard and sustained for a 6a
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βeta: This is very hard and sustained for a 6a
ian hendy 4 Feb, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: High in grade. Worth it!
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βeta: High in grade. Worth it!
Paul Sagar 6 Jan, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The pitch grades given here are quite misleading - a combination of polish, plus old-school grading, mean this ought not to be under-estimated. A sensible idea would be for parties to go in with the mindset for a 6b route, and calibrate accordingly.
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βeta: The pitch grades given here are quite misleading - a combination of polish, plus old-school grading, mean this ought not to be under-estimated. A sensible idea would be for parties to go in with the mindset for a 6b route, and calibrate accordingly.

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High 6a
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Style of Ascent
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Ground Up
Redpoint
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Route of Interest
Lea

Grade: 6a ***
(Escalera Arabe)

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