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jsierra


May 13, 2005, 12:34 PM
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I'm going to El Chorro, but...  (Europe: Spain: Andaluc_a: El_Chorro)
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I'm going to be in Spain for the summer (end of July, first half of August), and I just started climbing a few months ago (gym). It just so happens that my family lives right down the way from the area where El Chorro is (apparently there's no shortage of places to climb in the area though!) so I think it'd be great to go check it out.

What do I need to bring with me? Do I have to learn specific techniques/styles? Do I contact a guide when I'm there, or what's the usual procedure for visiting a totally new spot? I'm a total noob to climbing, but I've traveled all over creation (no problems with getting there, just don't know what to do once I'm there!) Should I go to El Chorro or would a different place be better?

Any help or advice would be muchly appreciated!


maxdacat


May 13, 2005, 12:55 PM
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I have just come back from a trip in northern spain with this outfit:

http://www.climbcatalunya.com/

not near El Chorro but they might have some tips. Also www.ukclimbing.com might be a good site to ask the same question


jcinco


May 13, 2005, 1:18 PM
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I was at El Chorro for 2 days a couple summers ago in late June. There was nobody there... it was 100 degrees and a veritable ghost town. I hear its a pretty enormous scene in the cooler months. I think it would be very difficult to find a guide in mid-summer for El Chorro. Your best bet is to try to meet other climbers in the Malaga area while you're there and have them take you to their summer climbing spots.


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Yeah, I spend a month in Spain every year, usually around the same time of year, and the south is an oven, for sure. My family lives in El Puerto De Santa Maria (near Cadiz), so I know it's easy travelling to pretty much any location in Andalucia for a little outdoor experience. I'll try contacting that UK outfit and see what they suggest, too.


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