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From: Littleton, CO
Oct 7, 2009
I'm glad to see someone has finally put Cochamo on this site. I spent some time there in 2006, and I must say that Cochamo is a truly amazing place, definitely an awesome world-class destination that's well worth going to. Lots of HUGE walls with almost endless first ascent potential, excellent climbing, pristine rivers and waterfalls, beautiful and lush forests with 3000 year old Alerce trees, rippin fast natural waterslides,and it's miles from any roads. The climbing is definitely amazing, be ready for some huge climbs with nice splitters, crazy slabs, and lots of Lumpy Ridge-syle flaring cracks. Some good websites to check out are:
cochamo.com (excellent Cochamo info)
stonedance.com (lots of good info on Cochamo and other South American climbing destinations)
cochamo.org (great site dedicated to protecting Cochamo from terrible fates such as hydroelectric dams, etc)
You can also go to Puerto Varas from Santiago and use that as a resupply town. It's a really nice little town by a lake, it might be a little more mellow than Puerto Montt.
Cochamo alone is definitely worth taking a trip to, but combined with Frey nearby in Argentina makes for one of the best climbing trips ever!
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
May 23, 2011
FWIW, the name of the area has been "corrected" to its "true" name at the suggestion of one of our users. However, to help a non-Spanish speaking person find this, I'm adding some additional names that may help with the search engine of the website:
Valley de Cochamo, Valle de Cochamo, Valle Cochamo, Valle de Cochamó, Cochamo Valley.
By Josh Cook
Nov 8, 2011
About a year ago I tried my hand at writing an article about the lessons I learned while putting up First Ascents in Valle Cochamo, Chile in 2010. Unfortunately, none of the climbing mags responded to my emails (the sound of the world's smallest violin, I know). However, I thought I'd still try and put it out to the community in case you're looking for a quick read or are interested in Cochamo.
Thoughts and feedback are always welcome.
Here's the link:
The Fickle First Ascent
By Brian Stuenkel
Nov 9, 2012
Great story Josh. Nate is actually a really good friend of mine who I'll be joining for some lentils and salami (and hopefully some climbing) in Cochamo in just a few short weeks.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story and if you're back down in Cochamo this season (2012-2013) hopefully we'll get to share a rope.
By Jordan Moore
From: Fort Collins, Co
Sep 9, 2014
|Loved the story Josh. I hope to have better luck than you, but I'm ready to become a bailing master as well!|
By Jeff OC
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 5, 2015
|Headed here and to Frey this February and wondering about length of pitches and rappels. Debating on bringing twins or one skinny single rope of most likely 70m. Any advice would be great. Thanks.|