Tristan, 6a. Sector Placas Del Cortijo, Grazalema....
The massive province of Andalucia runs down the south eastern coastline of spain and contains lots of great cragging.
The major areas are El Chorro, Loja, Archidona, Grazalema, Turon, El Cahorros and Villanueva del Rosario. The region also includes the high alpine area of the Sierra Nevada.
There are some good guides to the areas; the Rockfax El Chorro
guide covers a lot of the most popular central crags, David Munilla's Andalucia
guide covers more areas in less detail and I am trying to document the climbing areas
around Malaga and Villanueva del Rosario.
The rock is largely limestone and there are lots of options that allow climbing pretty much year round - despite the region being quite far south.
The popular crags of El Chorro are often busy, but the majority of the crags are quite quiet.
The airports of Malaga, Granada and Seville are all good access points.
Weather station 29.5 miles from here
234 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',97],['2 Stars',99],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Andalucia
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Madre Salvaje 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Europe
: ... : El Triangulo
Move up and left to a prominent ledge, then make a few reachy moves on mostly good pockets, sidepulls, etc. Head right for a rest or take the direct version straight up (harder) and work into the weakness. Then cut right towards the tufa (very long perma-draw here as of 11.21.15) and fire up into the crack. Another rest can be found here to take some of the sting out of the pumpy exit moves. Brilliant climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in International
By D. Durrant
From: Utah, USA
Oct 1, 2009
Andalucia is a sport climbers paradise. Beautiful, varied rock with the amazing setting of southern Espana. One could spend months climbing at El Chorro and never repeat the same route. El Torcal de Antequera was a wild place, with formations that reminded me of the City of Rocks in Idaho, only limestone. Grazalema is another area that sticks out in my mind with it sweeping orange walls, and the rural setting. As we toured around the province we saw amazing crag after amazing crag, many of which weren't even in the "guia". I see why Sharma spends his time in Spain, I would.....if I could.
Aug 31, 2010
My fiance and I are going to the Andalucia area for our honeymoon the first 2 wks of October... We want to CLIMB. My question is, is it easy to rent climbing gear? If not, what is the minimum we could bring? We are novice climbers at this point.
By Gabriel CW
Apr 17, 2012
I will be in Casares the month of June. My 5 year old boy is crazy about climbing so I am looking for info on climbing gyms, maybe in Estapona? And easy (5.5 and easier)top rope climbs near Casares. Boulder areas too? Thanks, Gabriel