Monday, 16 December 2013

El Chorro

November is the time for sunny sport climbing trips, to escape the darkening nights and damp scottish weather. So we set off on a girls rock trip to El Chorro, a well known sport climbing destination in the south of Spain. An area new to us all. Myself and Nona headed out first from scotland to be joined by team North wales, Megan and Siobhan later in the week.
Frontales, only 10 minutes from our accomodation at the Olive Branch in El chorro village, we climbed at sector solarium to soak up some winter sun.
A cold start to the week so we went to explore the historic camina del rey ( kings walkway) and the magnificent gorge.

Nona on valentines day, great four pitch route at sector Austria. Check out our colour co-ordination.

Megan and Siobhan arrived and we got stuck in  for a team ascent of the classic; Amptrax (6a). Plenty of colour and laughter, it was lucky we had the route to ourselves.

 Nona on the classic traverse pitch of Amptrax

Trying my best to enjoy slabs at Turon.


Bladerunner and El Canalillo de la mari, fantastic lines at Esalera Arabe 
By the end of our ten days we had managed to visit most of the major crags around El Chorro, drink plenty of wine and perhaps get a little stronger.  


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