Howdy fellow MOBsters! I’m organising an open trip to El Chorro in March. All are welcome and it should be a great trip, it always is! In El Chorro and the surrounding areas there are in excess of 2000 routes to have a go at with a good range of grades. For more information have a little look at the UKC article on El Chorro!
I am planning to go from 18th March, coming back on the 31st March. If you’re working, this will mean taking 11 or 12 days off work. If that’s too much time you could always come for a portion of the trip.
It will also be my 30th birthday (shock horror) on the 24th March, so will plan a little knees up and maybe even a meal at one of the local restaurants (budget dependent). At this time of year it is nice and warm but importantly, not too hot for climbing. Expect a pleasant 20 degrees!
We will be staying with the lovely Gary and Mel from the Olive Branch. We’ve stayed there for the last 3 years and I maintain it is the best place to stay! Las Encantadas (the enchanted crag) is 2 mins walk away from the Olive Branch.
There are a range of accommodation options available. I usually go for the camping option as it’s cheapest and it means I don’t have to worry about waking folk up in the bunk house. *The wine flows freely and frequently at the OB!
Camping is 7 euros a night if you take your own tent, or you can use their tents for 8 euros a night. I usually use one of theirs as it saves on weight for the flight over.
The bunk house is 12 euros a night or if you need a little luxury there are also en-suite bedrooms on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis.
A few of us are planning to hire a car for the trip, but to be honest this isn’t essential. For our first two years in El Chorro, we didn’t hire a car. There is so much climbing that you can walk to, that if this is your first trip you can easily get away with not having a car!
I'm booking my flights at the end of January!
Please contact me if you have any questions about the trip, transport, equipment etc.
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