REI Community

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
2nd from right route S 
4th from left route S 
Genocido de Pimpinelas S 
Left Route S 
Second from left route S 
Third from left route S 
Unknown 1 S 

Mckay Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 2,677'
Location: -45.60357, -72.07351 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 513
Administrators: Tony Yeary, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Hoburg on May 13, 2015
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The routes i climbed are on the left side of the f...

On Private Land MORE INFO >>>


Very unique pocketed granite. Bolted routes.

Getting There 

Out of Coyhaique take route 7 south ~1km until you reach "Cabañas Pie de Monte" on the left of the road going away from town. Drive up the dirt road until you get to a house with a couple greenhouses and apple trees. Park there.

This is the house of Elvis Zamora. To access the climbs you should knock on their door and tell them (unconfirmed) and pay 1,000 Pesos (~$1.75) per person (unconfirmed).

Walk uphill across the field and through the tree farm until you get to the very prominent white granite walls. Finding the bolted routes can sometimes be tricky because a lot of the rock looks similar. Traverse right or left along the wall until you find the routes. The bolted climbs are more to the right of the wall, but depending on how you get up to the wall they may be to your left (duh).

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Mckay
Rock Climbing Photo: Continue under the tree branches to find the start...

Unknown 1 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  South America : Chile : ... : Mckay
One of the best routes with in 200 km of Coyhaique! Pitches:1 5.9 One of the best pitches. 2 5.83 5.84 5.85 5.6 The worst pitch... A really weird traverse.6 5.10c/d Crux Pitch! Super exposed face climbing smearing on non existent foot holds.7 5.10b/c Very Simular to pitch 6, but more holds especially foot holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Comments on Mckay Add Comment
Show which comments
By nkane
Jan 11, 2017
This place is a gem! Approach beta is good, though no one charged us to climb. We did chat with a hard-of-hearing older gentleman and ask to park. Common courtesy would suggest continuing to ask permission to park there.

The rock is some kind of basalt-ish extrusive rock. Pretty grippy and forms columns, though not great splitters.

Some info on old trad routes is here:

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About