FRONTALES


The massive bulk of Frontales looms over the village of El Chorro and offers some of the most important crags in the area. The characteristic cave of Poema de Roca is the eye-catching centrepiece but the walls to either side have a number of fine sectors each with its own varied cluster of routes. The climbing spans all grades and styles varying from slabby to severely overhanging, and from short single pitches to some very extended multi-pitch epics.

Routes

141 sport routes (4...8c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Sector Canada
This section of crag is set high up on the left-hand side of the Frontales ridge but is more...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

68
Sector Castrojo
A pleasantly situated crag with a number of worthwhile single-pitch climbs. Sector Castrojo is one...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

sheltered
72
Los Albercones
A popular section of crag that is very close to the parking. The rock is excellent, just off...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
72
Amptrax
This huge blank wall dominates the view from the village of El Chorro. The pale line of the popular...
3
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
73
Sector Suizo
An extremely good sector with plenty of long and sustained climbs. The climbs are best enjoyed in...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
74
Sector Momia
The Momia Area is a popular section of the Frontales with a great line-up of long single-pitch...
25
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
76
Poema de Roca
Poema de Roca is the tallest section of the Frontales wall and has a large oval cave at its base -...
27
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
78
The Solarium
A sunny sector with a good set of routes.
9
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
80
Sector Austria
A large broken wall with a number of good easier pitches including a couple of great multi-pitch...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
80
El Olimpo
A huge mega-steep wall with a set of desperate long routes.
4
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
81
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  • Latest Comments

    For FRONTALES

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

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

    El osito polar
    "extra bolted, pay attention at a loose rock on the middle" 06/Jan

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

    Un monton de chatarra
    "3 bolts are now missing in the middle of this, so you have to finish off on Big ..." 23/Dec

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

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

    Edelweiss
    "Now it is harder than 5+, maybe even more pieces has fallen" 14/Mar

    Un monton de chatarra
    "Backed off this as there seems to be a bolt missing, maybe due to rockfall? The ..." 01/Mar

    Frente popular de judea
    "New route to te right called "La mata no se toca" 6c ecxellent climb 3..." 06/Jan

    Agip
    "Defo 6b with some very slick footholds at the crux." 03/Dec

    El osito polar
    "As for Amigas de Lulu, worth the trip to Solarium. Comfortable on a 50m rope." 01/May

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