Lying at just 1-hour from Santiago —Chile’s capital city— Cajon del Maipo is the perfect destination for a getaway in nature, surrounded by the Andes mountains and rapid rivers. Famous among outdoor lovers, this beautiful gorge in the Maipo river allows many different sports. Rock climbing on huge rocky walls is one of the big favorites. Zanzi peak, a 1100 m rock needle, is one of the most iconic climbing routes in this area. Cerro San Gabriel and Cerro Arenas are also two classic alpine climbing spots. Climbing with a mountain guide is the safest way of approaching these routes, as many of them are technically demanding and require to have prior experience. Explore-Share only promotes trips led by certified mountain guides.
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