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La Muela 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Vinchuquilandia aka Desplomilandia 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Zona Del Espino 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Zona Diabolica 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Zona de Circulo 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Zona de Plan Zeta 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Zona del Cubo 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 1,522 ft
GPS: -32.851, -70.875 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: russellHOBART on Jan 20, 2015
Admins: Tony Yeary
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Description

This is the most extensive sport climbing area around Santiago. It´s set in a beautiful desert environment but it's right off the highway and can be hot and noisy. The rock is conglomerate and has some of the fragility typical of the rock type. There are few easy routes now that they widened the highway and dynamited some good rock but there are lots of moderates and hard climbs (5.13/14).

Camping- this is public land so you can camp where you can. Beware of thieves and vinchucas (basically a bed bug on steroids that can give you an uncurable diease- mal de chagas).

Bring water!

Getting There

Take 5 going north of 80 kms north of Santiago. You enter the canyon and eventually you´ll see tall rock walls. Pull over and park after the ¨Los Loros¨ bridge. Access to the other side of the highway can be found if you walk back up the canyon and go through a tunnel under the highway.

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Tristan Baldwin
Amherst, NH
Tristan Baldwin   Amherst, NH
A very helpful topo to Las Chilcas can be found at

Guia Escalda Chile

This was the first place I ever climbed on conglomerate and while some of the cobbles can be very slick, the pockets are for the most part positive. The rock quality is also far better than it looks from the ground.

Also, Jon Glassberg and Paige Claassen visited Las Chilcas on the LEAD NOW tour so you can see some more images on LT11.com Jan 24, 2015

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