Looking for a winter destination for a week or so. Mixed ability group, with my youngest son at 6a/b level, myself at 7c/8a and the other son in between.
Looked at El Chorro, but was a bit put off by the longer walking to the best sectors, given that my wife suffers from rheumatism and long walks will leave her stranded the day after.
I admit, short walks and mixed abilities do limit the destinations.
Anyone know Villanueva del Rosario and it’s two neighbours? Besides known for their super long 9a/b routes, the topo has enough routes at the 6a to 7a level for a week or so. Are these lower grade routes any good? Or just polished ,loose rock or distant bolts?
We had a day trip to Villanueva del Rosario as a break from chorro a few years ago. It's an impressive crag, and we went on a very chilly day (it doesn't get much sun!) so probably didn't make the most of the easier routes. I suspect there isn't a week's worth across your whole grade range, but it's very worthwhile for a few days. It's certainly not roadside but I don't remember the walk-in being too grim.
There's a bunch of beta and pics here plus a link to a free online topo: