El Chorro Trip 2016
Miska, the newest member of our Pro Team, has a few words and photos from a recent trip to El Chorro.
“I’ve visited Spain every year since I started climbing, this was my 5th winter climbing trip. I‘m glad that I had opportunity to climb in one of my favourite places, El Chorro, I feel like it is my home crag. Everytime we go to El Chorro there’s a great atmosphere, nice people and amazing climbing. I love climbing on tufas from the first time I tried it. It is so much fun to look for the way to climb these beautiful structures.
I was feeling a little bit stronger this year and I wanted to try some routes that were too hard for me before. On the one hand I wanted to try something hard, but on the other I didn’t want to hang on only one route for two weeks. Fortunately, I chose routes that I was able to climb relatively fast. I climbed many easier routes during the first week. It was quiet rainy so we climbed under the shelter of the cave Poema de Rocca. There I managed to send one amazing route, Los Senores de Asfix (7c+), on my second go. Later I started to project some harder lines in the most beautiful sector, El Makinodromo. The routes in this sector are beautiful and I still have a lot of projects there. This year I redpointed some of them, but many others will remain for the future. I managed to send these amazing lines: Randi (8a+), Conexion Lourdes (8a+), Atlas Shrieked L1+L2 (8a) and El Oraculo (7c+).”