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Summary

Big wall climbing in incredible Patagonia

Description

Cochamo has the biggest granite walls in South America and is often referred to as the Yosemite of South America. Epic multi pitch climbing awaits, often with long approaches and an alpine feel. Whilst some sport climbing exists, you're here for trad multis.

Access issues

The crags and camping are all on private land. Land owners do restrict access times and charge camping fees, but all are reasonable. Can get extremely busy over the january holidays and maybe surrounding months. Do your research before arriving.

Approach

Take the bus to Cochamo town from Puerto Varas, beware only a few busses a day follow this route. From the bridge just after Puerto Varas you will find the walking track to La Junta. Follow this for about 4 hours until you reach La Junta camping. All climbing information can be found here.

Where to stay

Many camping sites exist around the La Junta area, although the traditional climbers camping is simply called La Junta. They also run a hostel at the fancier end of the market.

Ethic

Mostly trad big walls. Contact land owners before considering bolting or setting new routes.

History

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Cochamo is a young crag, having been discovered by kayakers passing the river in 1998

Activity

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