Spain : El Chorro

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The huge limestone gorge of El Chorro, located in the hills 50km inland from Andalucia’s coastal city of Malaga, is one of Spain’s foremost climbing destinations. El Chorro’s huge quantity of brilliant climbs, combined with a pleasant winter climate, easy access and wide range of accommodation has kept it high on the list of the winter-sun venues in Europe despite significant changes to the area in recent years.

Categories: , Style: Location: SpainAuthors: Mark Glaister

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This book covers all the climbing around the village of El Chorro including the vast Central Gorge and Frontales areas. It also has the major near-by areas of Desplomilandia, Túron, Valle de Abdalajis and some smaller crags down towards the coast.

Access Information
Over the years there have been lots of changes to the Access to crags in El Chorro which has sometimes made people think that climbing is limited. In 2015 the Caminito del Rey was opened – a spectacular pathway through the upper and lower gorges which has become extremely popular amongst locals and tourists alike with over 1000 people walking it on most popular days. It has brought a major boost to the area although it has resulted in a ban on climbing in the actual Gorge however this was a relatively limited and old area. More information on access here.

Bolt Fund
We will be supporting the Federación Andaluza de Montañismo (F.A.M.) which is the local organisation who maintain access and bolting in El Chorro. This is being done by setting up a new fund through the Olive Branch which all visitors will be able to donate through. We will also be supporting the Asociación Andaluza de Escaladores (A.A.E.E.) who work to improve acmes to crags in the area.

El Chorro
Frontales, Escalera Arabe, Las Encantadas Area, Los Cotos, El Polvorín, Makinodromo

Outlying Crags
Desplomilandia, Túron, Valle de Abdalajis, El Torcal, Villanueva de Cauche, Mijas, Puerto Rico, Pinares de San Antón
Published

December 2018

Authors

Location

ISBN

978-1-873341-48-3

Bolt Fund

El Chorro Bolt Fund

Rockfax Number

Fax55

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