Elevation: 1,137 ft
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Shared By: Silvia Fitzpatrick on Jun 26, 2009
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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

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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 3
Blue Line
Sport 12 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Putifero
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Amptrax
Trad 8 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
Buena Sombra
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Ebola
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Life is Sweet
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
El canalillo de la Mari
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Yogur de Coco
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Zeppelin
Trad 10 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
El Chupacabras
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Poema di Roca
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Little Brown Baby
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Hakuna Mata
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Sara
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Anack Sunamun
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blue Line El Chorro > Escalera Arabe > Suiza
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 12 pitches
Putifero El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Sector los Albercones
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Amptrax El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Apmtrax Area
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 8 pitches
Buena Sombra El Chorro > Desplomilandia > Buena Sombra
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Ebola El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Apmtrax Area
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 5 pitches
Life is Sweet El Chorro > El Makinodromo
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
El canalillo de la Mari El Chorro > Escalera Arabe > Upper crag
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Yogur de Coco El Chorro > Desplomilandia > Buena Sombra
 15
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Zeppelin El Chorro > Gorge > Sector Zeppelin
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 10 pitches
El Chupacabras El Chorro > Desplomilandia > La Vida Misma
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Poema di Roca El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Poema de Roca
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Little Brown Baby El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Sector Castrojo
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hakuna Mata El Chorro > El Makinodromo
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sara El Chorro > Las Encantades
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Anack Sunamun El Chorro > Zona de las Fro… > Momia
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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