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ranshadmi


Sep 19, 2010, 5:50 AM
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Approaches at El-Chorro
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Hola,
So much for my Spanish, so I shall proceed with English...
I am considering El-Chorro as my climbing destination for the winter. I especially like locations with nice & easy approaches, but I heard some scary stories about the approaches at El-Chorro:
http://www.youtube.com/...ture=player_embedded

Is that the approach to all the crags? are there any crags with easy access at El-Chorro? are they any good?

Thanks,
Ran


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Sep 22, 2010, 2:43 AM
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That video makes the Camino look spookier than it really it. It's actually a nice way to access some of the crags, and, if you put your harness on an clip into the iron/ cable, it is quite safe.
Not all of the crags are reached via the Camino, and there is another option for some of the ones that are. That option is to go through the railway tunnel. It is illegal, but people do it. I think the Camino is safer than the railway tunnel anyway, but that's probably debatable.


ranshadmi


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Thanks, David.
Yeah I heard about the option of going through the train tunnels... I also heard that the official ban is being enforced more strictly recently.

How much walking time is the approach to the crags, starting from the camp-ground?


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It really depends on which crag you are heading to. The closest crag is only a few minutes of walking, and the farther ones can be an hour or more, especially if you take the Camino.


Kinobi


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The ban is seriously enforced on Week ends
Other dayus if fine.
I much rather prefer the railway tahtn the camino.
E.


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