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Description 

Argentina is a vast country filled with a lifetime of climbing opportunities.

(Please contact me if you'd like to write a better description. I am just trying to keep the areas hierarchically organized)

Getting There 

Flights into Argentina originate from all over the globe.

Climbing Season



Weather station 58.2 miles from here

50 Total Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',12],['5.10',22],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Argentina:
Diedro de Jim (5)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Sifuentes Weber   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 300'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Whillans-Cochrane   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   Patagonia
Del Diedro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Frey : Aguja M2
Del Frente   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 260'   Frey : La Vieja
Clemenzo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Frey : Torre Principal
Ruta Normal   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Frey : Torre Principal
Dedos Empastados   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Frey : Aguja M2
Sudafricana   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 230'   Frey : La Vieja
Socotroco   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   Frey : Aguja M2
Chocolate Liquido (6a+)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Frey : Torre Principal
Imagínate   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   Frey : Campanile Esloveno
Fonrouge-Bertoncelj   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 380'   Frey : Campanile Esloveno
Objetivo Luna   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900'   Frey : El Cohete Lunar
Lost Fingers   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Sinestro Total   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Frey : Torre Principal
Mejor No Hablar de Ciertas Cosas   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 9 pitches, 1500'   Mendoza (Los Arenales)
Los Museos/Abrojos e Centellas/Lost Fingers   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 210'   Frey : Aguja Frey
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Featured Route For Argentina
The East Face of Poincenot. The Whillans Route follows the obvious snow ramp to the shoulder between the East & South faces. The upper, rock section is around the corner to the left on the upper South face.

Whillans-Cochrane 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M4  South America : Argentina : Patagonia
The Whillans Route was the 1st ascent of Poincenot and the most popular route on the mountain. The route follows the line of least resistence and has 3 distinct sections; a snow ramp, a steep mixed step, and a long broken rock section.Start with a ~30m horizontal traverse on steep snow from the bergshrund on the E. Face to gain the upward traversing snow ramp.Once on the snow ramp, follow this for ~300m to it's end at the base of the mixed section. The ramp is ~60 degree snow/ice and c...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Argentina Slideshow Add Photo
Sunrise on the mighty SE face of Poincenot
Sunrise on the mighty SE face of Poincenot
refugio arenales
refugio arenales
Amir Erez on El Cohete
Amir Erez on El Cohete
Southeast faces of St. Exupery, Poincenot and Fitzroy.  This blue bird day didn't last much longer.
Southeast faces of St. Exupery, Poincenot and Fitz...
Jon the Basquito "flashing" Pichula de caballos, 7c+
Jon the Basquito "flashing" Pichula de caballos, 7...
Amir Erez on Direct East Ridge, Cerro Rincon, Cordon del Plata
Amir Erez on Direct East Ridge, Cerro Rincon, Cord...
unknown hungry reptile, arenales
unknown hungry reptile, arenales

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Jun 4, 2010
A good guidebook we used for climbing around Mendoza, Argentina.
'escaladas en mendoza' Mendoza rock climbing, by Mauricio Fernandez