This is a large north facing drainage forming an anphitheatre with tall steep walls on all sides. There is a lot of rock up there. North means South down here so generally the climbing is nice and sunny. A new trail has been recently cut thus making this another major destination in the valley to hit, taking about 2 to 3 hours to the climber camp. It is a beautiful area and a bit more wild feeling. The upside of the hike up there is that the rock is naturally pretty clean and solid.
This hanging valley is located a ways off the main valley floor. You can see it on the hike in way up on your right, across from Arco Iris. To get there, hike from the Refugio following the signed trail "Trinidad" and "Anfiteatro". The trail splits off the Trinidad trail 10 min. in. Fork right and is easy to follow initally to the waterfall area then gets steep. The trail is well maked with orange tags and goes through gorgeous alerce forest.
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Al Centro y Adentro 5.11c Trad, 12 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade IV
Flakes of Wrath 5.11+ R Trad, 6 pitches, 700 feet, Grade III
The Doppler Effect 5.12b Trad, 16 pitches, 1900 feet, Grade III
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Al Centro y Adentro 5.11c International : Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
World-class climbing up a proud wall in pristine Patagonian wilderness. Early consensus seems to put the difficulty somewhere between the Rostrum and Astroman, with quality on par with both. It also sees 0.0001% of the traffic of either... enjoy!Pitch by pitch rundown - more beta available from the refugioP1: Things start off mildly enough with some easy, lower angle handcrack. A brief wide section provides the crux. 35 m, 5.10aP2: Hopefully you're warmed up. Pull through an insecure roof...[more] Browse More Classics in International