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2-day Rock climbing course in El Chalten (Level II)


Come and enjoy a level II, 2-day rock climbing course in El Chalten, in Argentinian Patagonia with IFMGA certified guide Indio.



2 Days

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec




* Enjoy a 2-day, level II rock climbing course in El Chalten, Argentina.

* Improve upon the skills and techniques learned in the level I course.

* Put what you know into practice on a number of great walls.


For 2 days, during this level 2 course, I would like to teach you more intermediate level skills and techniques that are crucial for safe and secure rock climbing. Furthermore, this course takes place in beautiful El Chalten, in Argentina.

This course, like the level 1 course, consists of 4 theoretical classes and 2 full, field days. There is also a theoretical and practical exam as well.

Thorough and comprehensive, this 2-day course will not only teach you a number of important skills and techniques. You will also get to put those newly learned skills and techniques into practice on a number of different walls in and around El Chalten. Not only will the climbing experience be amazing, but the views you will get to enjoy are unbelievable as well.

We will be covering a lot during this course. Some examples of what we will be instructing you about includes the following.

  • Safety chain and how it works

  • Belaying methods

  • Climbing progression systems, including top rope, leading and following

  • Rappelling on multi-pitch walls

  • Abseiling

  • Pulley systems

  • Descending to the partner techniques

  • Ascending a rope

  • Gestures and body movement

It is important that all participants on this trip are in good physical condition, as rock climbing is a physically taxing activity.

If you want to progress your knowledge of rock climbing, this level 2 course in El Chalten is ideal. We will see to it you are taught a number of important rock climbing skills and techniques. To be a part of the course, all you have to do is send me a request.

You can also take the level 1 course, which is also 2 days long, here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.

One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.

I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province. I am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.

I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering. Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.





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What people are saying about Indio



Due to bad weather, we had to move the day of the climb, and instead of Indio, Pipa took me to the walls across the river in the Paredon de Los Condores. We had a great day of climbing; Pipa was super chilled and knowledgeable, sharing a lot of helpful tips and guiding me up the wall. We started with easy climbs and kept progressing until maxing it out. I had a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing other climbs with Pipa whenever I get a chance to visit Chalten again. Highly recommend.



Had a great time!



(Not Indio) Juan was a very kind and knowledgeable guide. He knew exactly where to take us for warmups and hard climbing routes. His professionalism and attention to detail was clear on the multi pitch route we did - we felt safe and in control the entire time. Juan was also fun and we ended up with tons of local recommendations for things to do for the remainder of our trip. Thank you Patagonia Ascents. Communication was good, attention to detail was great.


Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!


If you think of organising a trip to the "6miles" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around "El Chalten"!

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