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Chalten Massif Rock Climbing 


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Location: -49.2717, -73.0471 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Tony Yeary, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 16, 2008  with updates from Jade Ajani
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CT from the top of Aguja de la S. Pic by Cammo

Description 

A huge swath of the wildest land on earth, chock full of everything from bouldering to serious alpine climbs.

Getting There 

Fly to Rio Gallegos and hire a vehicle to take you west.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chalten Massif

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chalten Massif:
Cara Este - Mojón Rojo   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II   
East Face Glacier - Cerro Eléctrico   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II   
Whillans-Cochrane   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M4     Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   
Austríaca   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 850'   
Chiaro di Luna (Claro de Luna)   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 2400'   
Last Gringos Standing   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   
Frader Pisafe, aka Salvaterra   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1500'   
Brenner-Moschioni to Comesana-Fonrouge   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1200'   
Comesaña-Fonrouge   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 1320'   
Voie Des Benitiers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c C1     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   
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Featured Route For Chalten Massif
Rock Climbing Photo: Line of Supercanaleta from Domo Blanco

Supercanaleta 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI4 M5-6 PG13  South America : Argentina : ... : Chalten Massif
A 5,000 foot mega classic that splits the West Face of Fitz Roy. Notorious for objective danger, especially in warmer temps. Rock fall and avalanche danger.Make sure to do the route during the colder windows and do your best to avoid climbing it with other parties above you.A long and a very serious route. Although the grade is moderate, remember Fitz Roy is not a roadside crag. The crux is being able to move fast over variable terrain. Conditions of the route will change season to season and ev...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Chalten Massif Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fitz Roy
Fitz Roy
Rock Climbing Photo: cerro torre in late april
cerro torre in late april
Rock Climbing Photo: Classic view from the east of the FitzRoy massif. ...
Classic view from the east of the FitzRoy massif. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Torres del Paine  Cuerno Principal (L) and Cuerno ...
Torres del Paine Cuerno Principal (L) and Cuerno ...
Rock Climbing Photo: the impossible mountain
the impossible mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Fitz Roy
Cerro Fitz Roy
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre at sunrise
Cerro Torre at sunrise
Rock Climbing Photo: the fitz at sunrise
the fitz at sunrise
Rock Climbing Photo: poincenot and fitzroy
poincenot and fitzroy
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the west of the FitzRoy massif. From lef...
View from the west of the FitzRoy massif. From lef...
Rock Climbing Photo: endless lines in Torres del Paine
endless lines in Torres del Paine
Rock Climbing Photo: Aguja Pollone, desde el glaciar Fitz-Roy
Aguja Pollone, desde el glaciar Fitz-Roy
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre at sun rise, 2007
Cerro Torre at sun rise, 2007
Rock Climbing Photo: Fitz Roy
Fitz Roy
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice fall near Fitz Roy
Ice fall near Fitz Roy
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Tronador
Mount Tronador
Rock Climbing Photo: Domo Blanco, Piergiorgio, Cerro Pollone, Aguja Pol...
Domo Blanco, Piergiorgio, Cerro Pollone, Aguja Pol...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wheres Waldo?..nearing the summit of Aguja De La S...
Wheres Waldo?..nearing the summit of Aguja De La S...
Rock Climbing Photo:  Crystal Davis-Robins floats he way up the final p...
Crystal Davis-Robins floats he way up the final p...
Rock Climbing Photo: Julian Fisher heading to Aguja Poincenot.
Julian Fisher heading to Aguja Poincenot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bariloche, Argentina. Mount Tronador
Bariloche, Argentina. Mount Tronador
Rock Climbing Photo: Fitz-Roy:  the Casarotto Pillar, the top of Tehuel...
Fitz-Roy: the Casarotto Pillar, the top of Tehuel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fitz Roy
Fitz Roy

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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Feb 10, 2012
While the contributions are very much appreciated, there's no hierarchy, if Patagonia is the parent there needs to be children before the routes are posted - ideally it should be as follows:

Patagonia > Massif > Peak > Route.
By dirtbag
From: Bellingham, WA
Jan 2, 2015
Before heading to El Chalten, bring lots of cash or a debit card with the "chip" (whatever the "chip is).. only 1 ATM which requires a chipped card, and no bank in El Chalten as of 12/27/14.
By JoshMc
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 19, 2016
Late 2015, Argentina floated their peso. There's no longer a large gap between exchange rates at a bank and the "blue-market" rate on the street. However, bringing cash is still handy. The bank in El Chalten only lets you withdraw about US$90 at a time, with a $6 fee per transaction.

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