MAKINODROMO


The reputation of El Chorro as a world class destination for sport climbing is mainly built upon the notoriety of the truly awesome section of cliff known as the Makinodromo, and in particular the central line up its largest and most severely overhanging wall of tufa, Lourdes. A couple of decades on since its first ascent, Lourdes is still one of the most famous climbs in the World and many come to El Chorro only to try this one route! Today Lourdes has been joined by dozens more climbs on the Makinodromo itself, and also the whole of the long line of cliff that the Makinodromo is just one part of. This new development still has a long way to go, but the climbs on areas like Los Tigres are a promising pointer to the quality of routes that still remain to be discovered. The development of these cliffs is ongoing so there are quite a lot of projects and odd bolts dotted about which can cause some difficulty when identifying lines, although the best and most popular lines are always very well chalked up.

Routes

92 sport routes (6a...8c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
El Invento
El Invento is the lowest section of the cliffline that eventually reaches its maximum height at the...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

30 mins

140
Los Bloques
Further up the hill from El Invento is an area where some huge blocks have fallen away from the...
9
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

30 mins

141
Los Tigres
The well-named Los Tigres wall is an orange, white and black streaked slightly overhanging sheet of...
14
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

45 mins

142
Lourdes
The massive tufa-draped overhanging wall on the main section of Makinodromo is a breathtaking piece...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

60 mins

144
Life is Sweet and Mega Flash
A fabulous wall that complements the steeper and harder routes to its left. The wall is vertical...
27
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

60 mins

146
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