Las Frontales son las caras sur de unos 2.5km de largo con alturas hasta 250m justo encima del pueblo de el chorro. Mas de 270 vias hasta 8 largos en plaqua vertical y desplomes. La escalera arabe es el sitio para empenzar con vias de dificultad meias y facil. La Poema Roca es un sector muy desplomado de chorreras y cantos grandes asi como el sector suizo y la frontales medias. El primero y el segundo canyon te brinda escalada seria y expuesta de lo mejor.
Entre los canyones se encuentra el sector los cotos con muchas vias de placa.
El maikinodromo el el encuentro para los makinas, vias excellentes a partir de 6c atraen muchos fanaticos a pesar del largo camino.
El Desplomilandia se encuentra en la cara norte, mas de 180vias con fantasticas vistas al pantano en la sombra para los dias calurosos.
Climbers have been here since the 1980's, when the gorge was one of the first european sport climbing locations. It became really popular in the mid 90's and the bolts spread out to cover all the cliffs nearby as well. Since then the spread has continued and there are high quality crags in the area surrounding El Chorro and easily accesible by car.
The area around El Chorro has a huge amount of climbing and it is very easy to climb here without a car. The huge wall of Frontales and Escalera Arabe provides lots of great varied climbing, plenty of great routes and day long sunshine. There is Las Encantadas, which is only 10 minutes from La Finca and has a good selection of routes across the grades. The gorge itself offers a very exposed experience with the climbing on big walls and the belay ledge slowly falling apart. For those who fancy walking futher afield there is El Polverin with a solid selection of mid grade routes and the seriously impressive cliffs of Makinodromo where the hard climbers could spend a whole season playing on the tufa walls.
If you come with a car, or hire transport during your stay here, then you will have access to other top crags such as Desplomilandia, Archidona and Loja and is well worth doing.
Climbing here is possible all year round, although in the summer the selection is limited as most of the crags are south facing. The best time is between mid Oct and the end of April when the temperature drops and the variety of crags means that there is always somewhere nice to climb.
Most of the routes here are fully bolted. You will need somewhere between 12-18 quickdraws. A 60 metre rope is essential although a 70 metre would be great because lots of routes here are over 30 metres, with some of 40 metres. There are also some trad routes in the area for those that way inclined.