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3-day Trad climbing program in Frey

Discover the rock climbing area around Frey Hut with this 3-day Trad climbing program in the company of Luciano, an IFMGA certified guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


This 3-day Trad climbing program in Frey will take you to one of Patagonia’s rock climbing meccas!

Bariloche is one of the most popular spots in the Argentinian Patagonia. It’s surrounded by mountains, lakes and forest to the west, while the landscape changes completely to the east, where the more deserted scenery dominates. This gives the place a wide range of outdoor activities to practice.

The Frey mountain hut, or just Frey, as it’s known, is located on the south of the Cerro Catedral. It can be reached after an easy 3 or 4 hours hike and it is a paradise for rock climbing lovers. There are some many different routes for every level, skill and wishes that a lifetime wouldn’t be enough to climb them all!

But I know quite a bunch of them and I’ll be happy to show you around!

We’ll start the trip early in the morning, hiking from Cerro Catedral ski resort base to the Frey mountain hut through an amazing trail. Once settled in the hut we’ll prepare the technical gear and get ready to climb in the afternoon. I usually pick the emblematic Frey Needle on the first day, because it’s the closest to the mountain hut and it has many routes to chose from.

And on the next couple of days we’ll head for the Principal Tower, which has an amazing view of the surroundings, and we’ll let the final approach for you to decide once we’re there.

So send me a request to book this 3-day Trad climbing program in Frey and I guarantee you’ll have one of the best rock climbing experience of your life!

And if you don’t feel ready for it and prefer to pick a more basic rock climbing course, please check my Sport climbing course for beginners in Bariloche.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide UIAGM, current Director of Training Courses in Argentina UIAGM Guide and Director of Technical Committee of the Argentina Association of Mountain Guides (AAGM).

His curious and adventurous spirit made ​​him develop his potential as a climber from an early age. Over the years he accomplished major sporting achievements, among them opening 5 new routes in Mount Fitz Roy like “Samba do Leao”(1400 mts, 6c) , y “Al Abordaje” (1000 mts, 6c/A2+), and also in different places such as aguja La Silla (Chalten); en Pico Mayor, (Salinas, Brasil); Cerro Trinidad, (Cochamo, Chile); Cara Este del Cerro Vallecitos and Cerro Campanario (Mendoza); Cara sur del Pico Internacional del Mt Tronador (Bariloche).

Since 2003 he has worked as a guide in Patagonia, and also central and northwest Argentina. Has worked in South America in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. He did the first Argentinean guided ascension to mount Fitz Roy, and also guided ascensions to San Lorenzo, lnternational pic of Tronador, Aguja Guillomet, Nevado Alpamayo (Perú), Cerro Illimani (Bolivia), amont other.

Luciano has worked in the last years in several courses of Club Andino Bariloche both as an instructor and director (Ice Climbing and Glacier Transit, Backcountry skiing and Rock climbing courses). Also plays the role of "Mountain Concerning" at the Ski & Snowboard School and Mountain School of the Club Andino Bariloche.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 600 each

Group of 2

USD 350 each

Group of 3

USD 300 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal Insurance

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