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Rock Climbing in the Santiago Metropolitan Region: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Santiago Metropolitan Region

What should I know about Rock Climbing 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.

Why should I choose Santiago Metropolitan Region for my Rock Climbing adventure?

The scenery

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.
Plenty of variety
Whether you are a beginner looking to venture yourself into climbing, or an experienced climber looking for a serious challenge, Cajón del Maipo has something for you. The area has about 13 different crags with plenty of great routes of diverse style and of different level of difficulty.
Easy access
The best climbing areas are just a day-trip distance from Santiago, the capital city, and you don’t need a car to get there, as you can reach the climbing venues by public transport. As far as climbing close a major city goes, Santiago is one of the best. Almost all the climbing areas are located near the village of El Manzano.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in Santiago Metropolitan Region?

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

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Santiago Metropolitan Region region?


What currency is accepted around Santiago Metropolitan Region?

Chilean Peso (CLP)

How can I get to Santiago Metropolitan Region?

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

What's the country code for the Santiago Metropolitan Region region?


When is the best time to travel to Santiago Metropolitan Region for Rock Climbing?

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

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Santiago Metropolitan Region



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!



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

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