Valle de Los Cóndores Rock Climbing
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User Chris Oleson provided a link to a free, up-to-date, downloadable guidebook:
Valle de Los Condores is a basalt climbing area outside the city of Talca, Chile. The area is single pitch up to about 25 meters. Number of climbs is unknown but my best guess is at least 200. Bolts are generally high quality, but you might want to bring some extra quick links as some of the anchors were lacking lowering rap hardware.
Situated at an altitude of about 1800 meters in the arid mountains that divide Chile and Argentina, this area can provide dry rock when rain plagues the climbing area further south. Winter can have snow.
Scene and Camping
(This could use an update! I have not been to Condores for 4 years...)
In my experience, close to deserted. I visited in late February and we had the entire place to ourselves. Camp where you please, but try to use established sites and be respectful of the desert environment - carry everything that you bring in out! Clean water is abundant in the Rio Maule.
Lastly, you can find some information here (Spanish):
Classic Climbing Routes at Valle de Los Cóndores
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