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1. El Chalten 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -72.889264, -49.293796

Unique Features And Strengths:

Sport climbing and bouldering areas (recently developed) around town. There is little information available locally - and the internet is notoriously slow. Download in advance!

Description:

1.1. Paredon de los Condores 2 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: -72.878432, -49.331498

Description:

The 180m high wall across the river on the Eastern side of El Chalten. There are at least 4 long routes here, and many more will go up with time.

Approach:

Use the bridge which brings you to the northern end of the wall

Descent Notes:

Rappel the routes, or if windy there is a walk down track on the north (Fitzroy) side. Walk across the rocky plateau and look out for cairns to get onto a well trodden tack that finishes close to the bridge.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Across the bridge white pockets

Immediately above the bridge there is a routel that starts on white pockets and goes into a L facing corner and later heads out a large roof. Pitch 1: (6a) Up white wall with multiple large huecos into R leaning corner/ ramp. Climb past first set of anchor bolts to anchors at base of arete. Pitch 2 (crux): Up face and right to arete. Belay on ledge atchain anchor. Pitch 3: (6a) Up arete to open corner, trending left to under roof Pitch 4: 5+Up the right along ledge. Under right side of roof traverse right to belay Pitch 5: (5) Step left into corner and up to anchor. Rappel from here or continue scrambling up and left to plateau and go left to descent gully

6bSport 180m
2 * Lo dejamos ahi

Starts right of large roof (up high) and heads up to prominent diagonal crack on slab for final pitch

6aTrad 170m

1.2. La Nueva Escuelita 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Top Rope

Long/Lat: -72.883631, -49.325050

Description:

A small sector right on the private road with easier routes.

Approach:

After crossing to Pared de los Condores turn left through a locked gate and follow the road for 150 metres. The crag is immediately adjacent to the road on a small dirt terrace.

Descent Notes:

All routes have lower offs

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 top rope problem 1

Just to the left of the fence posts at overhung corner, only anchor bolts for TR

Top rope 18m
2 top rope problem 2

at left fence post. 2 FHs for anchors

Top rope 18m
3 Bolted 1

Up just to the right of fence at left hand end of wall heading slightly left to anchors

Sport 18m, 9
4 Bolted 2

Start just right of low roof at wide crack. Go through overlap, then more easily to anchors.

18Sport 20m, 10
5 Bolted 3

1m right of no 2 at dihedral. Easy slabbing unil finish above scoop.

17Sport 20m, 10
6 Bolted 4

Up slab between 2 cracks starting 2m right of no 3. Angling right to shared anchors with no 5 and 6.

17Sport 13m, 6
7 Bolted 5

start at seam into right leaning flake. Straight up to shared anchors

20Sport 12m, 6
8 * Bolted 6

Up slightly overhung hand and finger crack at right side of wall. Shares anchors with no 4 and 5.

19Sport 11m, 5

1.3. La Bruja 16 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -72.883684, -49.322657

Description:

A popular wall with several terraces and harder routes, rising up a north facing gully. Lots of loose rock (and bolts).

Approach:

Cross river via footbridge as for Pared de los Condores but turn left, passing School Wall, and continue another 100m before walking steeply uphill under fence.

Descent Notes:

All routes have lower offs

1.3.1. Upper Terrace 6 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Description:

The higher terrace. Make sure the belayer is tied down - a strong wind gust could easily blow someone off the ledge.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 33ojos

the uppermost route, starting at prominent overlaps

7bSport 20m
2 corner start

start at corner, heading up and into overhanging crack

7a+Sport
3 Huecos

The left most route on the ledge with multiple white huecoes. Up and trend left past enuous block to steep juggy finish

6b+Sport 25m, 12
4 * Pocketed ladder

1m right, up pockets through 2 bulges to finish up pocketed groove

6bSport 25m
5 white wall

1m right at diagonal ramp to start, comes close to pocketed ladder and hard to stay out of this. Finishes up arete and shares anchors with route to right.

7aSport 25m
6 Undercling and groove

same start as route to left but heads right at about 5th bolt to tricky move through bulge and then a groove before back to shared anchors

7aSport 25m

1.3.2. Middle Terrace 6 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Description:

The middle section - with the very popular pocketed arete.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 POcketed slab 1

the left route on white slab at top of middle terrace. Finish at shared anchors at base of upper terrace.

5Sport 10m, 5
2 Pocketed slab 2

1m right on pocketed slab wall to shared anchors

5+Sport 10m, 5
3 * Orange corner

Up grungy corner to traverse across hanging slab the up pockets to overhanging black rock and pump it out to anchors

7a+Sport 20m, 10
4 ** Pocketd arete

Crag classic- up steep pocketed arete

6b+Sport 20m, 10
5 Bolted hand crack

Up white wall into overhanging hand crack then hardish moves on wall above

7bSport 20m
6 Overhanging black route

1m to right of handcrack up overhanging wall on small looking holds

Sport

1.3.3. Lower Terrace 4 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Description:

The first encountered when walking up from the road

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Red slabs

The uphill route on the lower terrace through overlapping reddish slabs

6+Sport 15m
2 * Redslab right

2m right and downhill, longer and more sustained

6+Sport 17m
3 * track arete

where the track meets the cliff, up r diagonal grooves

6aSport 20m
4 diagonals

the right most route, up diagonals to cruxy move through small hanging arete

7aSport

1.4. Veshcho wall 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -72.895140, -49.324994

Description:

The nearest rock to the hostels! This short steepish wall is very popular and contains a couple of harder sport routes. It is usually well protected from the wind. The left side has some easy slab routes.

Approach:

Located 100m south from the northern end of town behind the shop Viento Oeste. The wall faces east.

Descent Notes:

Lower offs

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Suizos on the Storm

Left side of the steep wall. Sustained flakes and pockets.

7a+Sport 15m
2 ** No Todos Son Madsenitas

The central crackline of the main wall. The top section is funky and awesome. The bottom section is loose.

7aSport 20m
3 * Buscando el 6c

Slabbyish climb on the right side of the steep wall, just right of the 'ledge'.

6bSport 15m

1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande 16 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -72.891077, -49.338516

Description:

Near National Park offices

Approach:

From NAtional Park office follow walking track to Laguna Toro for about 5 minutes until you cross a little creek. Turn right and head towards wall with obvious diehdral

Descent Notes:

Lower offs

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Fisura

The diehedral at the left end of the wall

6b+Trad
2 Sandinista

Starts at overhung arete

6c+Sport
3 The Clash

Starts on wall just right of S

7a+Sport
4 Route to L of Grand Dihedral

2m left of corner

Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 * Diedro Grande

The prominent dihedral seen from the national park office. Finishes at piton anchor.

5+Trad 32m
6 Aid fisura

im R of corner up past pitons in seam. Then up thin crack

6c+ A2Aid 34m
7 * El Punga

Start up chimner and step lft onto thin face. Technical moves to ledge then more easily up slightly overhanging arete

6cSport 15m
8 * Gato por Liebre

1m R of EP, up thin face and finger crack.

7aSport 15m
9 ** El engano

2m R again

7aSport 15m
10 El sucio

1m right , up crack to start. Doesnt look dirty. On same wall as preceding 3 routes

7a+Sport 15m
11 Kankeros Profesionales

Up a short face, but mainly climbs R arete before moving left near top.

6a+Sport 12m
12 La Mezcla

Starts just left of a short overhung corner. Up thin face to horizontal. Weave way up wall on line of least resistance. Escapable in parts and quite run out.

6b+Sport 15m
13 "Project"

About 40m right and up hill are 2 steep routes. This one is no longer a project but not sure of name. Start up gully

Sport
14 Mendoza style

The right of the routes starting in gully. ROck looks quite average

7aSport
15 Vamos negro

Go carefully to first bolt which is about 5m up. Run out slab climbing on average quality rock. Starts around corner and up hill from gully

6aSport 15m
16 Buen Comienzo

Starts from same stance as VN and goes right up arete. Friable rock detracts from nice moves.

6b+Sport 15m

1.6. Bosque de Madson 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -72.896474, -49.319018

Description:

The boulders at the north end of El Chalten, about 2 minutes walk up the track to Fitzroy. There are many boulder problems and several blted routes. Rock quality is much better here than other crags around El Chalten - but the routes are shorter.

1.6.1. Piedra El Chimango 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
Description:

South facing boulder with one well chalked bolted route.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** El Chimango

Continuously reachy and bouldery moves up a series of horizontals edges. Excellent rock quality.

6c+Sport 10m, 4

1.7. La Platea 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -72.889543, -49.263619

Description:

Best sport-crag near El Chalten.

Approach:

Walk/drive/ride about 8km north of town on dirt road. Crag is 100m off the road in canyon on the left side of road - just past rocky roadside wall.

1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower 10 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

The first cliff you reach when walking into the canyon. A lovely grassy base and a collection of good pumpy routes.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 1

Line just left of the main section of wall.

6cSport 20m
2 2

Overhung corner start, then steep wall above.

7aSport 20m
3 ** 3

Bouldery start up steep corner then easier finish.

7cSport 20m
4 4 7aSport 20m
5 ** 5

Easy start up ledgy stuff then brilliant upper headwall on steep jugs and left facing corner crack.

7aSport 20m
6 ** 6

Alternative finish to route 5 up arete.

7aSport 20m
7 *** 7

Long pumpy wall right of the undercut cave section.

6bSport 20m
8 ** 8

Another good pumper.

6bSport 20m
9 ** 9

Cool flake.

6a+Sport 20m
10 * 10

Right-most route - on the grey rock.

6aSport 15m

1.7.2. Left Wall - Upper 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

Slabbier wall about 50m up the hill on the left. Lots of horizontals.

Approach:

50m up the hill from the lower crag.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 1 6aSport
2 2 Sport
3 3 Sport
4 4 Sport

1.7.3. Right Wall - Limestone Sector 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

On the right side of the canyon is an impressive looking steep cave, that surprisingly appears to be limestone. The cave itself is mostly chossy or blank but there are several good routes on the left and right side of it.

Approach:

50m uphill from the Lower crag.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 ** Steep Pebble Route

The route on the far right of the wall, with unusual conglomerate holds and pockets. Very well bolted. Tough pumpy anchor clip!

6b+Sport 20m
2 Steep Pebble Route 2

Route 4m left of the far right route. Hard undercling start to big jug, then easier (but loose) finish up blocky and pockety rock. Doesn't climb very well.

7bSport 20m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5 POcketed slab 1 Sport 10m, 5 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
17 Bolted 3 Sport 20m, 10 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
Bolted 4 Sport 13m, 6 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
5+ Pocketed slab 2 Sport 10m, 5 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
* Diedro Grande Trad 32m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
18 Bolted 2 Sport 20m, 10 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
6a * Lo dejamos ahi Trad 170m 1.1. Paredon de los Condores
* track arete Sport 20m 1.3.3. Lower Terrace
Vamos negro Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
* 10 Sport 15m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
1 Sport 1.7.2. Left Wall - Upper
6a+ Kankeros Profesionales Sport 12m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
** 9 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
19 * Bolted 6 Sport 11m, 5 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
6b * Across the bridge white pockets Sport 180m 1.1. Paredon de los Condores
* Pocketed ladder Sport 25m 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
* Buscando el 6c Sport 15m 1.4. Veshcho wall
*** 7 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
** 8 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
20 Bolted 5 Sport 12m, 6 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
6b+ Huecos Sport 25m, 12 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
** Pocketd arete Sport 20m, 10 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
Buen Comienzo Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
Fisura Trad 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
La Mezcla Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
** Steep Pebble Route Sport 20m 1.7.3. Right Wall - Limestone Sector
6c * El Punga Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
1 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
6+ * Red slabs Sport 15m 1.3.3. Lower Terrace
* Redslab right Sport 17m 1.3.3. Lower Terrace
6c+ Sandinista Sport 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
** El Chimango Sport 10m, 4 1.6.1. Piedra El Chimango
6c+ A2 Aid fisura Aid 34m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
7a Undercling and groove Sport 25m 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
white wall Sport 25m 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
diagonals Sport 1.3.3. Lower Terrace
** No Todos Son Madsenitas Sport 20m 1.4. Veshcho wall
** El engano Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
* Gato por Liebre Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
Mendoza style Sport 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
2 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
4 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
** 5 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
** 6 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
7a+ corner start Sport 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
* Orange corner Sport 20m, 10 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
** Suizos on the Storm Sport 15m 1.4. Veshcho wall
El sucio Sport 15m 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
The Clash Sport 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
7b 33ojos Sport 20m 1.3.1. Upper Terrace
Bolted hand crack Sport 20m 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
Steep Pebble Route 2 Sport 20m 1.7.3. Right Wall - Limestone Sector
7c ** 3 Sport 20m 1.7.1. Left Wall - Lower
Bolted 1 Sport 18m, 9 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
? top rope problem 1 Top rope 18m 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
top rope problem 2 Top rope 18m 1.2. La Nueva Escuelita
Overhanging black route Sport 1.3.2. Middle Terrace
"Project" Sport 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
Route to L of Grand Dihedral Sport 1.5. Pared del Diedro Grande
2 Sport 1.7.2. Left Wall - Upper
3 Sport 1.7.2. Left Wall - Upper
4 Sport 1.7.2. Left Wall - Upper