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1-day Zanzi peak rock climbing expedition

Zanzi peak

Join Nicolás, an aspirant mountain guide, on this 1-day Zanzi peak rock climbing expedition. Discover one of the most iconic rock climbing spots in Chile.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Dec




This 1-day Zanzi peak rock climbing expedition is a demanding rock climbing adventure in an amazing rock structure, very close to Santiago de Chile.

Zanzi peak (3700 m) is part of the north face of the Cerro Catedral de lo Valdés. It's located close to Baños Morales, in the Cajón del Maipo area, just south of the Volcán river. But its structural beauty and importance in the Chilean climbing world makes it a very special place. Plus, it's easily spotted from the road because it's the highest of the three walls placed there.

This needle shaped wall, has a total altitude gain of 1100 meters and it's made out of sandstone. Because of the verticality of its routes and the perfection of its chimneys it is an iconic place for rock climbing not only in Chile, but in all South America.

My plan is to guide you there safely and enjoying every step. We'll start with a 2 hour approach hike. Then we'll start the climbing of one of the many routes up. My favourite route starts with a 600 meters 510b climb followed by 2 vertical sections of 300 meters, with a 30 minutes walk between them. And in the way down we'll use an established rappel route.

So, if you're looking for a demanding climbing trip send me a request now and we'll make this 1-day Zanzi peak rock climbing expedition happen. 

And if you're looking for another rock climbing expedition close to Santiago, please check my 1-day trad climbing near Santiago de Chile or my Sport climbing day close to Santiago de Chile.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • A digital photo album of the adventure is included.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

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

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

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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