EL RIO


El Rio is a popular climbing venue with a good spread of grades including a lot of excellent hard routes. Most of the rock in the valley faces south, and being in a canyon the cliffs are sheltered meaning it can very hot down here at any time of the year.
Although the majority of the climbs are sport routes there are also some good trad routes, usually following strong natural lines.

Routes

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
Sector Fondo
The only shady crag in the gorge so it can get quite popular on hot and humid days despite it being...
36
No sun
Downhill

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Galeria
An impressive piece of rock that looks like a pile of rubbish until you get up close. It has a...
24
Afternoon sun
Downhill

9 mins

sheltered
Sector El Acebuche
A decent little crag which is quite popular, located on the left-hand side of the slope above the...
17
Lots of sun!
Downhill

6 mins

sheltered
Sector Presa
A fine crag in a sunny setting crag located on the right-hand side of the slope above the (usually...
36
Lots of sun!
Downhill

6 mins

sheltered
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