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Table of contents

1. Aguja Frey 13 routes in Area

Mostly Trad
Unique Features And Strengths:

A beautiful hut and campground in a climbing mecca with a lake for washing off.


Frey is inaccessible by road - it's around a 4 to 5 hour trek; so you'll be staying the night or week. There is a Refugio with (at time of our visit) a lovely couple who make fresh dinner every night and have stocks of beer and other treats. There are several tatty guidebooks and generally a lot of other climbers passing through - some information is easy to use, it depends on how wild you are willing to be.

Access Issues:

A 5 hour trek after a bus ride from Bariloche - not a day crag.


Bus to the start of the walking track, then hike uphill for 5 hours, following signs to Refuggio Frey

Where To Stay:

Stay at the Refugio (around $15) or camp on hard rock with 50km hour winds...


Mixed / alpine


World class

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Sifuentes Weber

Great multipitch 5 minutes from the hut. All belays well bolted and double as abseil decent. The first pitch is the hardest, with some really cool crack climbing, then it's quite moderate to the top.

{FR} 5+ AU:17 Mixed 90m 4, 2
2 Lis Museos

Open book corner about 10m left of Diedro de Jim with a single bolt down low.

FR:6a+ Mixed 50m, 1
3 *** Diedro de Jim / Jims Dihedral

One of the most popular routes at Frey. Starts on the right side of the Agua Frey near the back of the pinnacle. 1. 35m (5b) Major corner to bolted anchor on small ledge 2. 15m (5c) Splitter diagonal handcrack to anchor on summit.

{FR} AU:5 Trad 50m 2
4 *** Sifuentes/Monti {FR} 6b+ Unknown 90m
5 *** Pyramidal 2012 {FR} 6a+ Trad 80m 3
6 Las 2 Maria's {FR} 6a Trad 50m
7 Las 3 Maria's {FR} 6a Trad 45m

1.1. Cara Sur 2 routes in Sector

All Trad

Left side of the tower when looking up from the hut.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Bolted Route Left of Andrea

Bolts just left of the Andrea crack. Finish up shared top crack to shared anchors.

FR:6c+ Mixed 25m, 3
2 ** Andrea

Left leading flake crack.

FR:6b A1 Trad 100m 3

1.2. Area De Yan Pipol 2 routes in Sector

All Trad

Bolted slab/wall to the north of the main Frey pillar and at same level at Diedro de Jim. There is an anchor on the top.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Descuidando la faz comercial

Left arete of wall.

FR:6a Mixed 30m, 2
2 Azrael

Looks impossible - feels pretty much the same. The bolted face just right of the arete.

FR:6b+ Mixed 30m, 6

1.3. Area de Plantitas 2 routes in Sector

Trad and Unknown

Hidden west facing wall to the right of Area De Yan Pipol

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** Plantitas Denigrantes

Steep crack climbing hidden away on the west face. Steep hand jams to start then right and around suspended giant blocks and over bulge to finish rap anchor.

AU:19 FR:6a Trad 30m
2 ** Luna Nueva {AU} 18 Unknown 60m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5 *** Diedro de Jim Trad 50m 2 1. Aguja Frey
5+ *** Sifuentes Weber Mixed 90m 4, 2 1. Aguja Frey
18 ** Luna Nueva Unknown 60m 1.3. Area de Plantitas
6a Las 2 Maria's Trad 50m 1. Aguja Frey
Las 3 Maria's Trad 45m 1. Aguja Frey
Descuidando la faz comercial Mixed 30m, 2 1.2. Area De Yan Pipol
6a+ Lis Museos Mixed 50m, 1 1. Aguja Frey
*** Pyramidal 2012 Trad 80m 3 1. Aguja Frey
19 *** Plantitas Denigrantes Trad 30m 1.3. Area de Plantitas
6b A1 ** Andrea Trad 100m 3 1.1. Cara Sur
6b+ *** Sifuentes/Monti Unknown 90m 1. Aguja Frey
Azrael Mixed 30m, 6 1.2. Area De Yan Pipol
6c+ Bolted Route Left of Andrea Mixed 25m, 3 1.1. Cara Sur