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Areas in Andalucia

Alfacar 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Archidona 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cadiz 6 / 102 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 108
Cahorros 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Castillo de Santa Catalina 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
El Chorro 7 / 134 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 141
El Torcal 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Espiel - Cordoba 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Grazalema 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Jaén 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Loja 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Peñón del Águila 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pinares De San Antón 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Puerto Rico 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 1,137 ft
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Description

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.

Getting There

The airports of Malaga, Granada and Seville are all good access points.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Andalucia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Putifero
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Valentine's Day
Sport 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Amptrax
Trad 8 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Buena Sombra
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ebola
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
El canalillo de la mari
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Zeppelin
Trad 10 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Poema di Roca
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Little Brown Baby
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sara
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Putifero El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Sector los Albercones
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Valentine's Day El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Sector Austria
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Amptrax El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Apmtrax Area
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 8 pitches
Buena Sombra El Chorro > Desplomilandia > Buena Sombra
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Ebola El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Apmtrax Area
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 5 pitches
El canalillo de la mari El Chorro > Escalera Arabe > Upper crag
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Zeppelin El Chorro > Gorge > Sector Zeppelin
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 10 pitches
Poema di Roca El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Poema de Roca
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Little Brown Baby El Chorro > Zona de las Front… > Sector castrojo
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sara El Chorro > Las Encantades
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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My favourite rock climbing place in Spain is Sierra Morena in Cordoba.
rugandrock.com/adventures/c… Mar 13, 2017
Gabriel CW
Utah
Gabriel CW   Utah
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 Apr 17, 2012
Betsy  
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. Aug 31, 2010
D. Durrant
Utah, USA
D. Durrant   Utah, USA
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. Oct 1, 2009

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