El Chorro crag Romsey Climbers
16/10/2022 – 23/10/2022 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 used Malagacar several times. It’s off-airport (just), the cars are a bit older than the big companies but I’ve found it a reliable company.

Accommodation – I’ve rented a house for the ten members who signed up before the March deadline. 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.

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 booked car hire and accommodation in March for those who gave 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. Patrick ?
  12. Roland ?
  13. Rachel ?

14 Responses

  1. My view is that this is the trip from last year that has already been re-scheduled twice. Since I had permission to attend the re-scheduled trips I assumed that the permission would automatically be assigned to the 2022 trip. This is apparently not a totally valid assumption and it seems I need to re-apply. More metaphorical paperwork! Put me down for the trip with the caveat that I don’t yet have full approval, I do have an 80m rope that I purchased for the 2020 trip though!

  2. Your logic seems sound, Patrick.

    Based on the assumption that this is indeed the rolled over 2020 trip, and I was down for that, I’d better come on this one. Hopefully I’ll have some holiday left by then!

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