Climbs 70
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 375m a.s.l
Faces S

Las Encantadas - The enchanted crag. Living up to it's name! © Kieran Duncan

Crag features

The magnificent cliff of Las Encantadas - the Enchanted Crag - lives up to its name. It is set in a commanding position, overlooking the valley that runs down to Málaga, and has a set of routes that deserve the attention of all climbers who enjoy long, sustained and technical wall climbs; the harder routes especially are amongst the best in the area. If the crag has a fault then it is that it catches all the sun that is going and turns into an unbearable oven in warm conditions.

Approach notes

Las Encantadas is reached from El Chorro village by following the road past the Station Bar and carrying straight on up out of the village on the road to Valle de Abdalajis. After 0.5km the road levels out and the crag comes into view on the left just above the road. On the road directly below the crag are pull-offs on the right - park here and walk back down the road a few metres to below the far left end of the crag. From here pick up a path that heads right to the base of the crag. For the upper crag use the same approach and from the right end of the lower crag walk and scramble up rightwards to the upper crag. Do not approach the crag directly above the building below the crag.

Guidebooks

El Chorro

A full colour guidebook dedicated the area around El Chorro in Andalusia in Spain. Covering the famous Gorge and all the fine crags near the village, plus many superb outlying areas. The book is in the modern Rockfax style with full colour photo topos, descriptions, symbols and maps, plus loads of excellent action shots.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Crag
2 Bolondro 6a+ 16
3 Nombre Propio 6a * 185
4 Playmobil 6a 112
5 Bohem Destrell 6a+ * 217
6 Poum Poum Ram Ram 6a 98
7 Tipo Poloki
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6a+ * 50
8 Para Que Disfrute La Canalla 6b ** 336
9 Crisis De Identidad 6a+ * 271
10 The Rib (Guerrera) 6a+ ** 342
11 Unknown 6a To Right Of The Rib 6a 73
12 La de Seba 6b 50
13 Atenea 4c * 196
14 Geisha 6a 135
15 Programa Genocida 6b ** 238
16 Programa Genocida - Alternative Start 6b ** 29
17 Manon Tropo 7a+ ** 30
18 Por el interes te quiero Andres 7b ** 7
19 Las mulas comen muchas cuerdas 8a+ *** 2
20 Un Lait Fraiche Pour Le Monsieur 7b *** 58
21 Generacion Limite 7b+ *** 60
22 Gharanata 8b  
23 Mama Endika 8a+ *** 2
24 Deseo en Vida 8a ** 15
25 Last Minute (Kom Ombo) 7a ** 85
26 Bueno, bonito y barato 6c+ ** 100
27 Chorro mundu 7a+ ** 72
28 La ley del Cateto 6c+ *** 173
29 Mataillos Lugarenos 6c ** 164
30 Artemisa 5c * 65
  Upper Crag
32 Tipo indio 7b+ 3
33 No me miras mal 8a 2
34 No puedo controlarme 6c+ 18
35 Espoloa nombrada 7a+ 24
36 Un poco vicioso 7a+ * 4
37 Mezcla explosiva 8a ** 1
38 Kit Grimpe 7c ** 11
39 Gros Rouge 7b *** 107
40 Redders 7a ** 184
41 Sara 7a+ *** 129
42 Bailando Con Osos 7b ** 12
43 Dura vide de la un frekee 6c+ *** 84
44 Fiebra de sur 7a ** 91
45 Right of Fiebra de Sur 7a ** 18
  Bedees
47 Preparate en los Bodegegas 6c 6
48 Bedees 6b+ 7
49 Einfach Zu Einfach 6b 6
  Unknown Location
51 Trio De Chapas
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6b 5
52 El Mato Almeja *
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6a 9
53 Dogs In The Moonlight *
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6b ** 13
54 Kobb Klubb *
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6a+ 11
55 George's Marvellous Medicine *
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6a+ 15
56 He's Got The JaƩn *
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6a ** 4
57 Midnight Express * 6b ** 7
58 Last Minute * 7a ** 6
59 Viernes de Almeja *
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6c+ *** 2
60 Gros rouge extention * 7b+ ** 2
61 No name. * 6c+ * 3
62 Pata chula * 7a *  
63 Clandestina *
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6a 1
64 La Encantada * 6c+ ** 2
65 El Corral * 5c 1
66 Supermano *
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7b+ 1
67 Los Muyayos *
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6c+ 1
68 Doble Cero *
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7a 1
69 Lengua de Fuego *
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7a+ 1
70 Unnamed * 7b 1
71 Un dia de playa *
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7c+ 1
72 Kapitan Kavernicola *
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7c+ 1
73 Rebalizimo *
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7b 1
74 El Jouen Roman *
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6b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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