Published by Rockfax this rock climbing guidebook for El Chorro describes all the bolted sports routes to be found in the huge limestone gorge of El Chorro and the surrounding area. El Chorro is located in the hills 50km inland from Malaga and is one of Spain’s most famous sport climbing destinations. This guidebook details the 7 major sport climbing areas within El Chorro including Les Frontales, The gorge, Los Cotos and Makinodromo. Also included are the surrounding crags of Mijas, Turon, Desplomilandia, Valle de Abdalajis, El Torcal, Villanueva de Cauche, Archidona and Loja. In total over 1,000 individual routes are described across a good range of grades.
At the start of the guidebook there is comprehensive information about the logistics of climbing in El Chorro including how to get there, accommodation eating and drinking. At the start of each crag there is a location map, and a good description giving a general overview of the crag and type of rock climbing to be found there. All the routes are illustrated on full colour photographs, topo style, with French grades. All this makes the usual high quality guidebook that is now expected of Rockfax.
Published by Rockfax in December 2008 this guidebook is in English text throughout, though the introduction section is in French and German text as well.
Number of pages is 200.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format)