Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: -41.206, -71.492 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: David Trippett on Dec 1, 2007
Admins: Tony Yeary, Camster (Rhymes with Hamster), Mauricio Herrera Cuadra
Sunday
37°F - 26°F 3°C - -3°C
Monday
34°F - 20°F 1°C - -7°C
Tuesday
31°F - 19°F -1°C - -7°C
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30°F - 25°F -1°C - -4°C
Thursday
35°F - 28°F 2°C - -2°C
Friday
34°F - 28°F 1°C - -2°C
Saturday
34°F - 25°F 1°C - -4°C

Description

The large needle directly adjacent to the refugio Emelio Frey. Home to routes of various difficulty, the short approach makes this needle more of a crag and crowds are frequent.

Getting There

From the Refugio, walk out the door and look up.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aguja Frey

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Diedro de Jim (5)
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Sifuentes Weber
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Lost Fingers
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Sifuentes-Monti
Trad, Alpine
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 10
Los Museos/Abrojos e Centellas/…
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Diedro de Jim (5)
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Sifuentes Weber
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Lost Fingers
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Sifuentes-Monti
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Los Museos/Abrojos e Cente…
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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Medic741
Des Moines, IA (WTF)
Medic741   Des Moines, IA (WTF)
I wouldn't say the approach is exactly short... 3 hour hike in, last bit pretty steep. Just sayin.

However there ARE lines at the Aguja SOMETIMES (in 2 weeks there saw 2-3 parties that had to wait).

If it's busy, El Abuelo, M2 is FANTASTIC. This is a do not miss destination, especially if you don't have enough of a rack/experience for Cochamo.

IF YOU ARE TAKING PUBLIC BUSES:
Be warned. They close sometimes, and certain lines won't run on certain days and that is NOT NECESSARILY POSTED. ASK LOCALS before you step on a bus... it might not run the next day and only they know that kind of stuff.

But hey. Yolo. Aug 31, 2012
As Medic741 said the hike from the bus stop (Ski center Cerro Catedral) to the refugio Emilio Frey is about 3 to 5 hours (depending on condition and how much you are hauling.
There you can camp or stay at the mountain refuge (if there is space available).

From the base camp to the base of the climbs you got 5' to 30' to most. Up to 2 hours for the most distant one (another valley).

PUBLIC BUSES
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Carefull with the schudules. Specially with the last bus of the day. Once the last bus was 30 minutes early and left 30 minutes early... Apr 21, 2016