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Espolón Encantada* 5a

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[Espolón Encantada first pitch, 3 kb]65m, 2 pitches. A wandering line with good climbing. Start at the lowest point of the wall, where a series of small cracks trends up leftwards. 1) 5, 25m. Climb the cracks then right to a small arete. Climb this and then head right to a good ledge and thread belay. 2) 5, 40m. Climb the crack on the left and at its top move right to a ledge. Step right past a thread then continue directly before trending right up a slab. Keeping left of the vegetation to a small stance and belay. Descend by a 50m abseil. © ROCKFAX
FA. R.Edwards, E.Edwards 1998

Photo: Espolón Encantada first pitch © brianrunner
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

craig naylor - 2nd - 31/Jan/14 with Tony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13

Trad route, HVS. I led P1. Wandering line, but some nice moves on abrasive rock. I climbed too high before traversing towards the belay and had to reverse some very tenuous moves, scary!
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Dec/12

chris smith - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

Vincej - Lead - Apr/12 with Nevil

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Feb/11

tmawer - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with JD, Graham, John

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jan/11

Led 2nd pich, all trad gear. Graded HVS in guide book, certainly not the best route of the trip, a bit scrappy and not worth the two stars.
John Roe - AltLd - 01/Apr/09 with Connor Roe

Lead the first pitch did not think it was worth the 2 stars
konna - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with John Roe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/08

Led second pitch. Enjoyable route which seems to lose it's way towards the end - well I did anyway
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 07/Feb/08 with Nick Smith

Shaw Brown - Lead - 21/Jan/08 with David Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

cem - 2nd - 31/Dec/05 with Sally Dipple, Bryan Rynne

scary climb bailed out into second pitch, i led first
shaun walby - AltLd dnf - 24/Mar/04

Voting
Total votes cast 14
hard 5c0 of 6
5c0 of 6
easy 5c0 of 6
hard 5a2 of 6
5a4 of 6
easy 5a0 of 6
hard 4c0 of 6
4c0 of 6
easy 4c0 of 6
3 Stars0 of 8
2 Stars7 of 8
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 22 (40.9%)
Followed4 of 22 (18.2%)
Alt Leads9 of 22 (40.9%)

'Climbed'11 of 22 (50.0%)
clean O/S9 of 22 (40.9%)
dogged1 of 22 (4.5%)
dnf1 of 22 (4.5%)