Spain – El Chorro

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 November, this is the trip for you! El Chorro has dozens of crags with thousands of routes and RoCs has a copy of the new (December 2018) Rockfax guidebook. We’ll explore several areas, perhaps including some long (40m+) and multi-pitch routes. For more inspiration see

More details:

Getting there – We’ve booked flights with Ryanair from Bournemouth Sunday 3 – Sunday 10.

Car hire – I’m renting two 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 a good price.

Accommodation – We’ve rented a house/villa for all of us and there are a couple of spare beds if we get any latecomers. Hannah has generously volunteered her excellent culinary skills again to cater for us in style on most evenings (we’ll eat out on the others).

Money – we’ll have a kitty to pay for all the above, including evening meals. The total cost will probably be £400-450.

Meet organiser: John

Members attending:

  1. John
  2. Mandy
  3. Corinne
  4. Stu
  5. Matt
  6. Hannah
  7. Caron
  8. Adam
  9. Jon (possibly)

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7 Responses to Spain – El Chorro

  1. Mandy Chapman says:

    So looking forward to this : )

  2. Patrick says:

    I might be able to make this one but won’t know until later in the year.

  3. Jon says:

    Count me in, I have my eye on a 9 pitch 6a route that looked really good that i didn’t get to do last time.

  4. Hannah says:

    I’m in for this one!

  5. Corinne says:

    Interested in this trip. Possible to go from Southampton?

  6. Stu Howie says:

    I’m keen, for as much of the week as I can possibly do.

  7. Matthew Lovesey says:

    I’m in for this one.

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