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Aguja Espina, los Arenales


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.

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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- HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Sifuentes Weber   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 300'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Del Diedro   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Frey : Aguja M2
Whillans-Cochrane   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a WI3 M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   Patagonia
Del Frente   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 260'   Frey : La Vieja
Clemenzo   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Frey : Torre Principal
Ruta Normal   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Frey : Torre Principal
Sudafricana   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 230'   Frey : La Vieja
Imagínate   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   Frey : Campanile Esloveno
Chocolate Liquido (6a+)   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Frey : Torre Principal
Socotroco   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   Frey : Aguja M2
Fonrouge-Bertoncelj   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 380'   Frey : Campanile Esloveno
Objetivo Luna   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900'   Frey : El Cohete Lunar
Lost Fingers   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   Frey : Aguja Frey
Sinestro Total   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Frey : Torre Principal
Mejor No Hablar de Ciertas Cosas   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 9 pitches, 1500'   Mendoza (Los Arenales)
Los Museos/Abrojos e Centellas/Lost Fingers   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 210'   Frey : Aguja Frey
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Featured Route For Argentina
Third pitch of Ruta Normal, wide crack through beautiful steep, white granite, that may feel like the crux of the route for most climbers.

Ruta Normal 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  South America : Argentina : ... : Torre Principal
The original summit route ascended, finally, in 1943 after Pablo Fisher and Gustavo Kammerer overcame the final 40-foot slab guarding the summit. They initially spent an hour-and-a-half trying to throw an iron hook over the top, but eventually resorted to drilling seven one-inch metal rods- the holes of which are still visible as you climb past and clip the modern bolts protecting the steep, thin face.Beautiful, steep granite, with nice crack and face-climbing and a fantastic summit! The route h...[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