Spain – El Chorro
Oct 16 – Oct 23 all-day

Village sign

John at the top of the second 40m pitch

Naomi belaying Mike at Valle de Abdalajis

Mark, Stu and Darren at Los Cotos

Late autumn in Spain – the rock’s warm, the beer’s cold and the pool has had eight months to warm up. If you fancy a week sport climbing in a T shirt in October, this is the trip for you! El Chorro has dozens of crags with thousands of routes and RoCs has a copy of the Rockfax guidebook. We’ll explore several areas, perhaps including some long (40m+) and multi-pitch routes. For more inspiration see https://mojagear.com/sport/2017/06/01/climbing-destination-guide-el-chorro-spain/.

Eight of us went in 2019 and had a brilliant time!

More details:

Getting there – Ryanair fly from Bournemouth twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday); we’ve done this route a few times and it’s been very efficient. Most of us have booked Bournemouth – Malaga on Sunday 16, returning Sunday 23.

Car hire – I’ve booked cars from Malagacar, which I’ve used several times. It’s off-airport (just), the cars are a bit older than the big companies but I’ve found it to be a reliable company.

Accommodation – I’ve rented a house for the twelve members who’ve signed up. Hannah has generously volunteered her excellent culinary skills again to cater for us in style on most evenings (we’ll eat out on at least one), but everyone is expected to help out with chores. The house is full, but there are plenty of other accommodation options if anyone else wants to meet up to climb.

Money – we’ll have a kitty to pay for all the above, including evening meals. The total cost will probably be £450-500 (including your flights) plus your own insurance.

I’ve booked car hire and accommodation in March for those who’ve given me their deposit. There are several other members who were unable to commit in March but may well find they are able to go later this year. I’m happy to assist anyone who wants to organise another rental property nearer the time!

Meet organiser: John H

Members going:

  1. John
  2. Hannah
  3. Matt
  4. Emma
  5. Sarah
  6. Tony
  7. Adam F
  8. Kirsty
  9. Steve E
  10. Jon G
  11. Adrian H
  12. Mandy