Aguja Frey, North Face. This is a crap photo and d...
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.
From the Refugio, walk out the door and look up.
Climbing Season For the Frey area.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Aguja Frey
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Lost Fingers 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'
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Sifuentes Weber 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a South America
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First pitch starts near the base of the Aguja Frey apron up an easy right facing dihedral to a belay below a steep hand crack. The long second pitch heads heads up the steep hand crack, up a right facing dihedral to where the crack splits. Take the left fork for the 5.9- variation. Follow crack to a massive hanging flake, and belay a few meters up the left side of the flake. Third pitch goes up a steep finger crack to the roof, traverses right below the roof (airy) and descends slightly to bo...[more] Browse More Classics in International
From: Red Hook, New York
Aug 31, 2012
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.
By Miguel Hat
Apr 21, 2016
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).
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...