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Chile Rock Climbing 

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Little by little Chile is becoming a great place for rock climbing. near Santiago and Patagonia,there's a lifetime of new routes waiting to be open, in Santiago there's places for sport and trad. if you like big wall you want to go to cochamo valley. the Yosemite of south America: big wall, bomb proof granite with great crack climbs.

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Getting There 

Once you get to Santiago, you are no more than an hour away from crags, you can get Topos in local climbing shops in Santiago. If you go south, you can either fly or take a bus. Looking for a crag in the middle of nowhere... U got it!

Climbing Season

Weather station 24.3 miles from here

122 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',30],['3 Stars',47],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chile

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chile:
Ruta Normal        Alpine, 4500'   Volcan Osorno
Ruta Normal   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   Las Placas : La Placa Roja
" Chiquita Bacana"   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Cerro Colorado (aka Cerro A...
Monzino route (on North Tower)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI1     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Torres Del Paine
Flight of the Condors   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   Cerro Colorado (aka Cerro A...
Alcatraz P.1   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 80'   Valle de Los Cóndores : La Carcel
E.Z. Does It   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
El Filo La Aleta de Tiburon   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1500'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Bienvenidos a mi Insomnio   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 20 pitches, 3000'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
No Hay Hoyes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   Valle Trinidad : Pared Silverback
Camp Farm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 950'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro La Junta
Todo Cambia   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 1500'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
The Coriolis Effect   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 17 pitches, 1900'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Al Centro y Adentro   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1500'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Las Manos del Dia   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1800'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
The Doppler Effect   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 16 pitches, 1900'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
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Featured Route For Chile
Rock Climbing Photo: All of us crammed on to the ledge at the top of Pi...

Bienvenidos a mi Insomnio 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  South America : Chile : ... : Cerro Trinidad
This is one of THE routes to do while in Cochamo, long, sustained, solid and mostly clean rock, and just plain fun climbing. It's possible to rap off the first 14 pitches, and most of the anchors above that have a least one bolt or fixed gear. The first few pitches and the last few pitches can be a little confusing to find, so it wouldn't be a bad idea getting a little beta from the refugio before doing the climb. A topo of the route can found at along with another route descript...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Chile Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cochamo valley
Cochamo valley
Rock Climbing Photo: North of santiago. year round climbing
North of santiago. year round climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Do...
Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Do...
Rock Climbing Photo: near Torres del Paine
near Torres del Paine
Rock Climbing Photo: Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
Rock Climbing Photo: Torres del Paine
BETA PHOTO: Torres del Paine
Rock Climbing Photo: Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak...
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak...
Rock Climbing Photo: Near santiago
Near santiago
Rock Climbing Photo: Local climber near santiago.
Local climber near santiago.

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By August West
From: Oakland, CA
Mar 21, 2010
Two other Chile climbing websites:

This first one is better than it looks at first glance! Check out the climbing area map.
By August West
From: Oakland, CA
Mar 27, 2010
Climbing gear in Santiago:

If you're contemplating going to Chile and leaving some gear at home, bear in mind that the cost is going to range for $10 more expensive for harnesses and simple stuff to as much as 30-50% more expensive for things like quickdraws and ropes. If you're looking at these sites, know that 1,000 Chilean pesos is equivalent to about $2.00 US.
By Daniel Seeliger
From: Cochamó
Aug 16, 2013
For Cochamó's bigwalls, cracks and cragging, check out
By Jordan Collins
From: South Lake Tahoe
Jan 27, 2014
Does anybody have any good info about climbing on La Serena/coquimbo I know their is great bouldering their which is why I would like to go but its hard to find websites with information on problems... Is their a guidebook for the area??
By Chris Oleson
From: Santiago, Chile
Aug 26, 2017
Link to a free downloadable guidebook with topos for the central Chile region:

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