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UPDATE MARCH 2018: This area is closed. There are current access issues which are unresolved. The gate is closed. The community is in talks to resolve the access issues, please respect the community and landowners by refraining from going here till the situation is resolved.

One of the most popular crags in the immediate Santiago vicinity, El Arrayán or "El Bosque Mágico" (the Magic Forest) is hidden in a small gorge surrounded by trees that provide year round shade (especially nice during the summer months, although you can pretty much climb year round here). The climbing is highly technical on mostly vertical basalt walls. El Arrayan has only a small number of easier routes (5.10 and down) and these naturally tend to get busy. Don't let that deter you, El Arrayán is an amazing place

El Arrayán topos: guiaescaladachile.com/2011/…

Getting There

Take the road Camino El Cajon toward the "Santuario de La Naturaleza" of El Arrayán. About a quarter mile before the sanctuary, the paved road turns to a dirt road. Park along the side of the road and walk about 100 yards down the dirt road. Take the road/driveway that forks right and up (there is a metal gate that is often closed, however use the pedestrian doorway in the gate). Follow the road for about 300 yards as it winds its way up and ends at a house with a stable. Take the well worn foot path straight ahead for about 15 minutes to reach "El Bosque Mágico" (the "Magic Forest" aka El Arrayán). The area is on private land so take care to be respectful and don't leave any garbage behind.

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This area is closed. There are current access issues which are unresolved. The gate is closed. The community is in talks to resolve the access issues, please respect the community and landowners by refraining from going here till the situation is resolved. Mar 16, 2018
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