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Las Melosas

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About Las Melosas:

Large granite cliffs some 10 kilometers further up the Maipo canyon from the town of San Gabriel, there are 20 routes here on granite with many crack climbs, 2 routes are bolted and the others require placement of pro, the rock is firm and pro placements are good. routes go from 5.8 to 5.12. Can be climbed year round unlike other areas in the maipo canyon due to direct sun exposure

Arrival Elevation: 4420 ft / 1350 m

Area Resources: Water is available at the river on the hike up, otherwise nothing else can be found close by. Bring everything you need with you. Camping is possible but parking may be an issue overnight.

Google Earth exact location: 3349'1.08"S, 7013'28.04"W

Nearest town or city: Santiago
Directions: Follow the main road into the canyon until the pavement ends, turn right at the next possible turn after crossing the bridge to the other side of the river and keep to the right along this road until you come to another smaller bridge that goes over 3 large diameter pipes that come down the hill (this is a hydro-electric generation place), cross this bridge and drive until you reach a curve, on the right side you will see a white cross that has been placed in 2 wheel rims, park here. use the break in the fence to the right of the white cross and descend to the river, cross the hanging bridge and chose where you want to go, the right path takes you through some brambles, continue this way until you see a large black hose that runs across a rock field, go up this field until you can reach some north facing slabs and you're there, some routes are bolted and will help you find your way
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Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Week