El Chorro, an hour’s drive North of Malaga, was the location for the 2016 club climbing trip. Finca La Campana turned out to be an excellent base to access the different climbing crags.
A quick warm up climb was possible on Las Encantades on the first evening watching the settting sun.
Slab climbing at Valle de Abdalajis was the venue for day one as it provided a range of grades to suit all levels within the group. A ‘top 50’ 6a+ Fisuras Armoniosas was ticked off while a ‘top 50’ 4+, Un Pobre Infeliz, gave even some of the more experienced climbers a bit of a challenge!
Numerous trips were made to the Escalera Arabe area with lots of confidence building on the Sector Suiza climbs.
A most enjoyable ‘top 50’ 250m multi pitch, Rogelio, was completed here by a few parties in the group. Sector Sergio offered some nice long climbs to develop skills, Sergio y Antonia 6a, Yo y mi Resaca 5+, Blobby Left 6a+, Blobby Right 6a.
Bladerunner was a popular 6a off The Steps sector.
Kevin showed his superb skills and expertise on El Truco del Almend Ruco 7a at Frontales, Diedre Torpedol 6c at Escalera Arabe and also with Colin on the 10 pitch Zepplin 6c+, a ‘top 50’ in the Gorge.
Overall this was a very successful and enjoyable trip with plans already being teased out for ‘warm rock 2017’ !