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Description

Here you will find impressive granite faces rising up from the depths of the forest. The area is fairly secluded (though we went during shoulder season) and underdeveloped yet chocked full of quality rock just waiting to be discovered. There are roughly 10 routes that have been developed and most are sport routes in the 5.8-5.12 range. There are also a couple mixed trad/sport routes and one fairly dirty finger crack that offers quite the sketchtastic adventure. The rock seems to be some type of fine-grained granite and is of exceptional quality and easy on the hands. You'll find lots of different-styled routes here and more are on their way. The couple days that we were there we could hear and see people with powerdrills and shiny new bolts. Some of the anchors are asymmetrical and I would recommend extending your upper draw on these. The crag receives some morning sun and is in the shade for the remainder of the day, making it an excellent summer destination. If you have any other information to contribute please feel free to submit it and if you have any questions feel free to pm me and I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction. Have fun out there!

P.S. Keep an eye out for jabalíes: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XRFH7Yu9U1s/Tv54IFmYCXI/AAAAAAAAC5Q/7tMifkqFxW4/s1600/Jabali.jpg

Getting There

In Pucon, rent a bike from any of the outfitters in town (expect to pay ~$10-$15/day) and ride east out of town toward Curarrehue for ~4-5km (not really sure but you can't miss the turnoff) and take a dirt road on the right (south) side of the highway with a brown sign for Cerduo. You can also rent a car but the ride back into town from the crag is pretty hard to beat. From there follow the main road til the end for about 7km, following signs for "roca de escalada." Its pretty well marked but make sure to keep your eyes open. At the end of the road there is a camping area and bathrooms. Here you will see a sign for the area "la Catedral" which appears to be the main and most developed wall.

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Nik Mirhashemi
Telluride, CO
Nik Mirhashemi   Telluride, CO
Here is a great site (in spanish) with topos of the area: guiaescaladachile.com/2012/… Apr 23, 2012

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