Elevation: 9,682 ft
GPS: -49.272, -73.047 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 16, 2008 with updates from Jade Ajani and 2 others
Admins: Tony Yeary, Camster (Rhymes with Hamster), Mauricio Herrera Cuadra
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Description

A huge swath of the wildest land on earth, chock full of everything from bouldering to serious alpine climbs.

Getting There

1. Fly into Buenos Aires. 2. Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. 3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chalten.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chalten Massif

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 4
East Face Glacier - Cerro Eléctr…
Trad, Snow, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 5
Cara Este - Mojón Rojo
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M4
 13
Whillans-Cochrane
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Easy Snow
 6
Austríaca
Trad, Snow, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI4 M5-6 Steep Snow PG13
 3
Supercanaleta
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Last Gringos Standing
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Frader Pisafe, aka Salvaterra
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Chiaro di Luna (Claro de Luna)
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Brenner-Moschioni to Comesana-Fo…
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Easy Snow
 13
Comesaña-Fonrouge
Trad, Snow, Alpine 13 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c C1
 7
Voie Des Benitiers
Trad, Aid, Alpine 12 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face Glacier - Cerro E… Cerro Fitz Roy… > Cerro Electrico
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4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Cara Este - Mojón Rojo Cerro Fitz Roy… > Mojon Rojo
 5
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
Whillans-Cochrane Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja Poincenot
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M4 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 15 pitches
Austríaca Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja de I'S
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 5 pitches
Supercanaleta Cerro Fitz Roy… > Cerro Fitz Roy
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI4 M5-6 Steep Snow PG13 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Last Gringos Standing Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja Saint-Exupery
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Frader Pisafe, aka Salvaterra Cerro Torre Group > El Mocho & Mochito
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Chiaro di Luna (Claro de Luna) Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja Saint-Exupery
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Brenner-Moschioni to Comesa… Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja Gillaumet
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Comesaña-Fonrouge Cerro Fitz Roy… > Aguja Gillaumet
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine 13 pitches
Voie Des Benitiers Cerro Torre Group > El Mocho & Mochito
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c C1 Trad, Aid, Alpine 12 pitches
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
While the contributions are very much appreciated, there's no hierarchy, if Patagonia is the parent there needs to be children before the routes are posted - ideally it should be as follows:

Patagonia > Massif > Peak > Route. Feb 10, 2012
Braden Downey
Bellingham, WA
Braden Downey   Bellingham, WA
Before heading to El Chalten, bring lots of cash or a debit card with the "chip" (whatever the "chip is).. only 1 ATM which requires a chipped card, and no bank in El Chalten as of 12/27/14. Jan 2, 2015
Josh McCoy
Joshua Tree
Josh McCoy   Joshua Tree
Late 2015, Argentina floated their peso. There's no longer a large gap between exchange rates at a bank and the "blue-market" rate on the street. However, bringing cash is still handy. The bank in El Chalten only lets you withdraw about US$90 at a time, with a $6 fee per transaction. Feb 19, 2016