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El Abuelo Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: El Abuelo (right) and Aguja M2 (left) from the Eas...


One of the closer agujas to Refugio Frey with lots of classic routes in the 1-3 pitch range.

Getting There 

20-30 minute hike from Refugio Frey.
To access the South face, hike up to the saddle on the left edge of the cirque, around the back of Aguja M2, then scramble down and around to the base of the wall.
For North and West face routes, hike towards the right side of El Abuelo from the refugio, doing some steep scrambling (3rd-4th class) to base of routes.

Climbing Season

For the Frey area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in El Abuelo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for El Abuelo:
Ñaca Ñaca Crunch Crunch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 360'   
Aprendiendo a Volar   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For El Abuelo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sarah approaching the crux

Canal Estalactita 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  South America : Argentina : ... : El Abuelo
Somewhat dirty climb that doesn't appear to get much traffic, but fortunately routefinding won't be a problem as it follows a large corner to an obvious right exit under a large roof. Fun climbing movements throughout, but somewhat chossy with holds that feel like they might break off at some point. Crux is a small overhanging corner that goes from blocky to flaring crack about halfway up the climb. Protect below it, as the holds above are somewhat insecur...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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