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Submitted By: chalkfingers on Dec 11, 2008
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Little by little Chile is becoming a great place for rock climbing. near Santiago and Patagonia,there's a lifetime of new routes waiting to be open, in Santiago there's places for sport and trad. if you like big wall you want to go to cochamo valley. the Yosemite of south America: big wall, bomb proof granite with great crack climbs.

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Getting There 

Once you get to Santiago, you are no more than an hour away from crags, you can get Topos in local climbing shops in Santiago. If you go south, you can either fly or take a bus. Looking for a crag in the middle of nowhere... U got it!

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.3 miles from here

78 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chile:
Ruta Normal   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 4500'   Volcan Osorno
Monzino route (on North Tower)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI1 Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Torres Del Paine
E.Z. Does It   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
Bienvenidos a mi Insomnio   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 20 pitches, 3000'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
No Hay Hoyes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   Valle Trinidad : Pared Silverback
Camp Farm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 950'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro La Junta
The Coriolis Effect   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 17 pitches, 1900'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Al Centro y Adentro   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1500'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Las Manos del Dia   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1800'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
The Doppler Effect   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 16 pitches, 1900'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
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Featured Route For Chile
La Carcel

Alcatraz P.1 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  South America : Chile : ... : La Carcel

Photos of Chile Slideshow Add Photo
North of santiago. year round climbing
North of santiago. year round climbing
Cochamo valley
Cochamo valley
Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Do...
Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Do...
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak...
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak...
Near santiago
Near santiago
Local climber near santiago.
Local climber near santiago.
Torres del Paine
BETA PHOTO: Torres del Paine
Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
near Torres del Paine
near Torres del Paine

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By Guiseppi Mostaccioli
From: Grand Canyon, AZ
Mar 21, 2010
Two other Chile climbing websites:


This first one is better than it looks at first glance! Check out the climbing area map.

By Guiseppi Mostaccioli
From: Grand Canyon, AZ
Mar 27, 2010
Climbing gear in Santiago:


If you're contemplating going to Chile and leaving some gear at home, bear in mind that the cost is going to range for $10 more expensive for harnesses and simple stuff to as much as 30-50% more expensive for things like quickdraws and ropes. If you're looking at these sites, know that 1,000 Chilean pesos is equivalent to about $2.00 US.
By Daniel Seeliger
From: Cochamó
Aug 16, 2013
For Cochamó's bigwalls, cracks and cragging, check out cochamo.com.
By Jordan Collins
From: South Lake Tahoe
Jan 27, 2014
Does anybody have any good info about climbing on La Serena/coquimbo I know their is great bouldering their which is why I would like to go but its hard to find websites with information on problems... Is their a guidebook for the area??
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