Vía los palmeras
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HVS. Start 3m right of Espolón Encantada, below the palm.
1) 5+, 20m. Climb left across the slab then back right before going direct to the palm. Move left under this to reach the ledge above.
2) 5+, 35m. From the ledge, climb right and then direct. Follow the left-hand side of the slab (thread on right) to a narrow pillar. Up this and through broken blocks to a belay and abseil point.
FA. R.Edwards, E.Edwards 1998
For pitch 1 my diary notes say "Hard to protect, hard to choose the line - and hard to climb!" I found myself on the left of the palm, traversed right to reach a bleached sling on the far edge and then had superb steep laybacking followed by exposed moves to reach the belay. HVS.
On pitch 2 one must break out right but then not continue right. Another good pitch so it deserves 2 stars.
Simon Brown - 20/Nov/13
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