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Muro Hotel & Segundo Piso 

Cerro Lopez Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,906'
Location: -41.07735, -71.57189 View Map  Incorrect?
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Cerro Lopez is another great climbing spot in Bariloche with sport cragging and bigger trad lines (up to 400 meters). The rock is granite and most of the walls are North facing (sun most of the day). It's right on the side of the lake so you get great views. Although it's lower than Frey you can still expect to experience all of the elements while climbing the bigger routes, so dress accordingly.

There are 2 main big walls that are obvious and some sport cragging areas below each wall.

Muro del Hotel: Get to the hotel, walk around the left side of the lake looking for the Brazo Tristeza sign. Walk about 200m to a wooden fence / gate then go straight up hill to a short wall, walk left. Find a place to scramble up to get to the base. About 30 minutes for the approach from the hotel if you don't get lost bushwhacking and don't rope up for the scramble.

Muro del Cementerio: Per the book, routes to 280 meters. Approach is 50 minutes. Left of the Muro del Hotel & Segundo Piso. The approach trails starts on the road about halfway between the hotel and the previous bus stop.

To get here, take the #10 bus to Bahia Lopez. Only some of the #10 buses go all the way to Bahia Lopez. The others stop at Colonia Suiza. If that's the bus you're on, you can have the bus driver drop you at the intersection and walk the road to the hotel in 20 minutes. Currently buses run from about 6am to 9pm.

Bariloche Vertical - Guia de escaladas en Patagonia Norte (ISBN 978-987-27547-0-9) is a great book and has all of the information you would want for this place (and much more around Bariloche). You can buy it at Club Andino downtown for about $10 US (2014).

Getting There 

Take the #10 bus out to the Hotel at Bahia Lopez. Only 4 of the #10 buses per day go to the end. The other buses only go as far as Colonia Suiza but it's not a big deal as that ads about a 20 minute walk along a paved road.

Climbing Season

For the San Carlos de Bariloche area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

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Al Borde de la Discordia 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  South America : Argentina : ... : Muro Hotel & Segundo Piso
An awesome 5 pitch route on good granite that combines cracks, slabs and blocky roof climbing.P1) 6a, 55m. Start up a low angle crack then step left past a bolt into a blocky roof section. Exit right past another bolt to a dihedral and finish at a 2 bolt anchor.P2) 6a+, 40m. Bouldery move to start, then follow 3 or 4 bolts up excellent climbing on a beautiful face. Climb a dihedral to its end, then step left and pass another 3 bolts of slab climbing to a 2 bolt anchor. Excellent!P3) 6a, 20-30m. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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