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Las Chilcas Rock Climbing 

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Location: -32.85131, -70.87527 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Jan 20, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: This is the firsy view of the climbing areas


This is the most extensive sport climbing area around Santiago. It´s set in a beautiful desert environment but it's right off the highway and can be hot and noisy. The rock is conglomerate and has some of the fragility typical of the rock type. There are few easy routes now that they widened the highway and dynamited some good rock but there are lots of moderates and hard climbs (5.13/14).

Camping- this is public land so you can camp where you can. Beware of thieves and vinchucas (basically a bed bug on steroids that can give you an uncurable diease- mal de chagas).

Bring water!

Getting There 

Take 5 going north of 80 kms north of Santiago. You enter the canyon and eventually you´ll see tall rock walls. Pull over and park after the ¨Los Loros¨ bridge. Access to the other side of the highway can be found if you walk back up the canyon and go through a tunnel under the highway.

Climbing Season

For the Chile area.

Weather station 36.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Las Chilcas
Rock Climbing Photo: It's the route on the wall to her right.

Eso Menos 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  South America : Chile : ... : Zona Del Espino
Don't cheat left. The route start easy and gains speed quickly...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Tristan Baldwin
From: Amherst, NH
Jan 24, 2015
A very helpful topo to Las Chilcas can be found at

Guia Escalda Chile

This was the first place I ever climbed on conglomerate and while some of the cobbles can be very slick, the pockets are for the most part positive. The rock quality is also far better than it looks from the ground.

Also, Jon Glassberg and Paige Claassen visited Las Chilcas on the LEAD NOW tour so you can see some more images on

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