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Cochamo valley


Little by little Chile is becoming a great place for rock climbing. near Santiago and Patagonia,there's a lifetime of new routes waiting to be open, in Santiago there's places for sport and trad. if you like big wall you want to go to cochamo valley. the Yosemite of south America: big wall, bomb proof granite with great crack climbs.

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Getting There 

Once you get to Santiago, you are no more than an hour away from crags, you can get Topos in local climbing shops in Santiago. If you go south, you can either fly or take a bus. Looking for a crag in the middle of nowhere... U got it!

54 Total Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chile:
Ruta Normal   Mod. Snow     Snow, Alpine, 4500'   Volcan Osorno
Monzino route (on North Tower)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a WI1 Easy Snow     Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Torres Del Paine
Bienvenidos a mi Insomnio   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 20 pitches, 3000'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
Camp Farm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 950'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro La Junta
The Coriolis Effect   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 17 pitches, 1900'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Al Centro y Adentro   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1500'   Valle Cochamó : Anfiteatro
Las Manos del Dia   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 12 pitches, 1800'   Valle Cochamó : Cerro Trinidad
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Featured Route For Chile
The Coriolis Effect is in pink starting on the left. The Doppler Effect in red.

The Coriolis Effect 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a  South America : Chile : ... : Anfiteatro
The Coreolis Effect is basically an elaborate variation to the Doppler Effect; it borrows four of the sixteen pitches from the first ascent route of the wall (The Doppler Effect), and otherwise weaves back and forth with TDE like a helix all the way up the beautiful Northwest Arete of Pared del Tiempo in the Anfiteatro. It features gorgeous face and crack climbing for 1900 ft. on perfect and as-clean-as-we-could-make-it granite, and is well-protected throughout.The route goes at mostly...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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North of santiago. year round climbing
North of santiago. year round climbing
Another view of Cochamo
Another view of Cochamo
Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Doña Dora de Dedos, a 9-pitch 5.12b in Anfiteatro. This splitter line is without a doubt one of Cochamó's most classic and one of the best finger crack climbs in Chile.
Argentine Ezequiel Manoni on the first pitch of Do...
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak near Cerro Blanco in Patagonia
Descending after a first ascent of an unnamed peak...
Local climber near santiago.
Local climber near santiago.
Near santiago
Near santiago
Torres del Paine
BETA PHOTO: Torres del Paine
Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
Crag near Puerto Montt, south of chile.
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By Guiseppi Mostaccioli
From: Grand Canyon, AZ
Mar 21, 2010

Two other Chile climbing websites:


This first one is better than it looks at first glance! Check out the climbing area map.


By Guiseppi Mostaccioli
From: Grand Canyon, AZ
Mar 27, 2010

Climbing gear in Santiago:


If you're contemplating going to Chile and leaving some gear at home, bear in mind that the cost is going to range for $10 more expensive for harnesses and simple stuff to as much as 30-50% more expensive for things like quickdraws and ropes. If you're looking at these sites, know that 1,000 Chilean pesos is equivalent to about $2.00 US.

Sep 13, 2010

Does anyone know of any climbs/bouldering near Villarrica, Chile? I will be moving there for the next couple of months and am not a highly experienced climber (no trad climbing) but would really like to take some of my gear down to experience the area, be outside and get some climbing in. Is it best to go with a guide in this area? If so, does anyone have any recommendations for people I could contact + spots I could look into?

Thank you,


By Daniel Seeliger
From: Cochamó
Aug 16, 2013

For Cochamó's bigwalls, cracks and cragging, check out cochamo.com.

By Jordan Collins
From: Templeton, California
Jan 27, 2014

Does anybody have any good info about climbing on La Serena/coquimbo I know their is great bouldering their which is why I would like to go but its hard to find websites with information on problems... Is their a guidebook for the area??