Top Ten Spain Classic Adventures

Climb in Andalusia
By Miles Roddis

The Garganta el Chorro (El Chorro Gorge), two and a half miles long, up to 1,300 feet deep, and, in places, barely 30 feet wide, briefly splits the Andalusian heartland. Join the countless climbers who home in from all over the world and whose bright colors make its walls shimmer. Choose from over 200 routes traced into the rock face. Their names—The Policeman Stole My Walkman, Brain Clot, Mama Wants to be a Bullfighter—are as intriguing as the routes themselves. Standards range from beginner-type clambering up the Placa de los Cotos to scary routes up the near-vertical walls of the gorge's steepest sections.


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