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Rock Climbing in the Santiago Metropolitan Region

Discover a wide diversity of climbing options very close to Chile’s capital city

The majestic and towering Andes provide the most spectacular backdrop for a rock climbing adventure in the Santiago Metropolitan region in Chile. Cajón del Maipo, a stunning gorge just 1-hour away from the capital city, offers great locations and rock climbing possibilities for everyone, from single-pitch routes to long multi-pitch climbing and bouldering. Take your pick from our selection of trips below and hire a certified-guide for a unique experience in Chile!

Top rock climbing trips | Santiago Metropolitan Region:


What people are saying about these trips

Jonathan Goessl


March, 2023

Cajón del Maipo, 1-day sport climbing near Santiago

I did not climb with Diego but I ended up finding another guide Renato through him and had an amazing time out climbing. I would highly recommend going out!

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

1-day Sport climbing and hot springs in Cajón del Maipo, near Santiago

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

1-day trad climbing near Santiago de Chile

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Chile

Wide open and rugge landscapes, together with the impressive and majestic Andes Mountains, make for a truly unique and wild scenery, just an hour away from the city. The wild valley of Cajon del Maipo is surrounded by majestic peaks, located in Chile’s Central Andes.


Good to know:

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Chilean Peso (CLP)

Getting there

There are flights to Santiago from all major European and South American hubs

Best time to visit

You can climb all year long, although September to November (spring) offers the milder temperatures. Summer may be too hot, and winter quite cold


It is relatively temperate and pleasant all year round, although temperatures can get quite cold at night during winter, specially in the mountains

More info about Rock Climbing in Santiago Metropolitan Region:

Chile occupies a long and narrow strip of land, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. It borders Argentina to the east, Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast and the Drake Passage in the south. Due to its length, the country boasts many diverse landscapes, climates and an amazing wildlife. The mountains in Chile offer a diverse array of activities such as ski touring, splitboarding and ice climbing in the winter to mountaineering, horse riding and rafting. Santiago, the capital, is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city, while much of the territory in the rest of the country is sparsely populated. The Atacama, the world’s driest desert, is located in the north of the country.  Chile is also renowned for its exceptional wines

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