El Chorro

The crags and routes in this section of the database use information taken from the El Chorro guidebook published in December 2008.

Note that the '50 of the best routes' below is currently based on very few votes. This gives some curious results and the list of routes it produces does not correspond to the 'Top 50' routes listed in the guidebook.

Routes

1 trad route (E4)
1032 sport routes (3...9a+)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Mijas
The small collection of climbs on the cliffs that fringe the tourist mecca of...
55
_^^-
Sport
No sun
Level

2 mins

Sheltered
48
Túron
The massive slabby limestone sheets of Túron West are some of the region's most...
61
_^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
58
Frontales
The massive bulk of Frontales looms over the village of El Chorro and offers...
141
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
68
Arabe Escalera
Set high up above the treeline and commanding a beautiful view, the Arabe...
81
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

Sheltered
86
Las Encantadas
he magnificent crag of Las Encantadas - the Enchanted crag - lives up to its...
36
---^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

3 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
100
The Gorge
The massive defile of El Chorro's signature feature 'The Gorge' is one of...
94
_^^^
Sport
No sun
Up and Down

20 mins

Sheltered
110
Los Cotos
he slabs of smooth and subtly-featured limestone that make up Los Cotos add a...
66
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

25 mins

Sheltered
124
El Polvorin
Tucked away just out of sight of those travelling along most of the gorges...
17
_-^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and Down

25 mins

Sheltered
134
Makinodromo
The reputation of El Chorro as a world class destination for sport climbing is...
92
_-^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

60 mins

  140
Desplomilandia
Set in the hills way above the confines of El Chorro, and peering out over the...
135
_^^^
Sport
No sun
Uphill

3 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
152
Valle de Abdalajis
At the far end of the southern face of the mountain range that holds the bulk...
45
^^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

3 mins

Sheltered
166
El Torcal
The small National Park of El Torcal sits at an elevation of 1300m and forms...
57
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

  174
Villanueva de Cauche
'Yugoslavia' is the name given to an eye catching crag close to the small...
33
_-^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

2 mins

Sheltered
182
Archidona
The main cave of Archidona is one of the World’s most impressive sport crags...
29
---^
Sport
No sun
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
186
Loja
The high and shady crags of Loja are located way above a picturesque landscape...
91
_-^^
Sport
No sun
Downhill

3 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
192
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  • Latest Comments

    For El Chorro

    Checkout (Frontales)
    "Did a line around here somewhere starting up the L side of the slab which was pr..." 15/Mar

    Tufa Right (Mijas)
    "Right to this line there is a new bolt line. It shares the same topbolt as Tufa ..." 04/Mar

    Putifero (Frontales)
    "I agree that the route would now be better described as 6a. A long nice route it..." 31/Jan top50

    Para que disfrute la Canalla (Las Encantadas)
    "polished and little power needed" 06/Jan

    New Bolts (Frontales)
    "Hard to tell were the route is. 2 pitches. P1 18m, 4, non-descript; P2 32m 6a, e..." 31/Dec

    Tiddler (Arabe Escalera)
    "Both routes are definitely harder than 6b+... maybe Falillo would be around 6c+ ..." 26/Dec

    Rogelio (Arabe Escalera)
    "We took a 60m rope and we really struggled to even reach the belay stations on t..." 23/Dec

    Chocolate Orange (Arabe Escalera)
    "The triangular pile of blocks between Chocolate Orange and For Fite has been bol..." 06/Nov

    Agip (Frontales)
    "Nice route. More like 6b, and needs extra gear between bolt 3 and 4 unless you e..." 12/Apr

    Quatro elephants (Frontales)
    "You DO get down from the top on a 60m rope. If the belayer is clipped to the bol..." 19/Mar

    Dedos sangrientos (Valle de Abdalajis)
    "6a perhaps; not 6a+ & nowhere near 6b!" 18/Mar

    Un pobre infeliz (Valle de Abdalajis)
    "Harder than 5+. The Line is not correct on Topo in Rockfax." 14/Mar top50

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