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Pucón Rock Climbing 

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Location: -39.279, -71.9756 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: TYeary, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nik Mirhashemi on Apr 23, 2012
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Pucón, often nicknamed the "Aspen of Chile," is a small tourist town at the base of the beautiful Volcan Villarica, located in the lakes region of Chile some 800km south of Santiago. Here you'll find practically every outdoor adventure you could imagine, including rafting, mountaineering, hiking, hot springs and of course, climbing. In the summer (January-February) and during Easter weekend expect huge crowds. Shoulder season from March through April can be excellent though don't be surprised if you get rained out (why do you think everything is so ridiculously green?). The food is amazing and diverse (try the salmon), accommodations are nothing short of posh, and the outdoor outfitters are skilled and really deliver an unforgettable experience. Don't forget to travel to the nearby village of Curarrehue to experience a little bit of Mapuche culture.

Getting There 

Buses depart from Santiago pretty much any hour of the day and TurBus seems to have the best deals for Pucón. As the ride lasts about 12 hours I recommend taking an overnight bus (about 8pm) so you can sleep through the journey and wake up refreshed and ready to send hard. Not a bad idea to drink a bit of excellent Chilean wine before the trip.

Climbing Season

For the South America area.

Weather station 56.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Pucón
Rock Climbing Photo: fun route that ends up on the airy arete up top.

Great Arete 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  South America : Chile : ... : La Catedral
Great climb that starts on the main face you can see from the parking lot. Go up past a few bolts until you get to the headwall. This is the crux. Pull through and left onto the arete for some fun airy climbing up top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Robert Hall
Dec 29, 2015
Climbed at an area near Pucon that may, or may not, have been the area where theres a link in a comment. Great !

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