Espolón Encantada* 5a
[Espolón Encantada first pitch, 3 kb]65m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
HVS. A wandering line with good climbing. Start at the lowest point of the wall by a series of small cracks.
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, climb 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 25 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - 2015

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

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

Trad route.I led the 2nd pitch which has a really good and committing start, worth 2 stars;then it gets easy and lovely, the top is not as good but the whole route is 2 stars.
saraguti - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with jade

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

derekb - AltLd - 16/Dec/12 with Scott ex-OH

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 - Nov/08

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

steve prior - Lead - Nov/03 with Andy C

Total votes cast 16
hard 5c0 of 7
5c0 of 7
easy 5c0 of 7
hard 5a2 of 7
5a5 of 7
easy 5a0 of 7
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c0 of 7
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2 Stars7 of 9
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