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Big wall climbing 7-day course in Cochamo

Join local aspirant IFMGA mountain guide Cristobal on this 7-day course during which you'll learn all the secrets of big wall climbing. The perfect place to practice this activity is the Cochamo Valley.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to live 7 days of intensive rock climbing where you will not only learn new techniques of big wall climbing. I will also teach you some knots and security skills so you can cope with multi-pitch routes in a safe way. Without a doubt the best place to practice is the Cochamo Valley, in the Chilean Patagonia. A world-class big wall climbing spot thanks to its beauty and high quality granite walls.

As for the requirements to participate in this course, a basic level of climbing will be necessary (5.10). It is also important that you have some multi-pitch routes knowledge as well as a good fitness level. Also keep in mind that we must walk about 4 hours per day to reach the walls. In addition, each participant must carry their own backpacks and personal equipment (harness, helmet, tents, etc.)

You can find the day-by-day program at the end of this description. Finally remember that the best period to take this big wall climbing course is during the summer. Although the date of the course depends on weather, the ideal month is usually February.

Want to improve your current skills? So fill out the form and get in touch with me. I am sure this course will help you achieve bigger climbing goals!!!

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In tents

Meeting point

Puerto Varas

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Itinerary

Day 1: La Junta

Review of knots, climbing strategies, meteorology, recognition of the walls of Cochamo. Arrival at La Junta after 4 hours of walking.

Day 2: Climbing in the Cantina

Safety system, progression in cracks and emplacements, sport climbing, mobile and fixed bolts and anchorages. Lesson about multi-pitch routes in order to be able to climb a wall.

Day 3: Climb in Apnea

2 or 3 pitches to climb with cracks of intermediate difficulty (5.10+).

Day 4: Getting ready

Preparation and strategy for climbing Cerro Trinidad or Aleta de Tiburon (depending on the level of the group).

Day 5: Climbing Cerro Trinidad or Tiburon Fin

Day 6: Return to base camp

Here we’ll organize the equipment and celebrate the end of the expedition.

Day 7: Puerto Varas

Return to Cochamo (4 hours of walking) and Puerto Varas. End of the course where I’ll give you a final report and a personal diploma.


About the guide

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Aspirant IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1990, and I always been surrounded by mountains, with family and friends in the Andes.

I did the first Chilean ascent to Cerro Torre via Ferrari route, four ascents to Mt, Fitz Roy, more than 12 to Torres del Paine and the first alpine traverse of the three towers.

I also climbed in the Himalayas, Yosemite, and other Andean countries such as Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in 2017 in Bolivia, and completed the AIARE level 2 avalanche training.

I work together with my brother Juan (we are the Señoret Brothers). Contact me if you want to discover the most beautiful mountain spots in Chile!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3609 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

Price details

• The price does not include: transportation to Cochamo or Puerto Varas, tent, personal climbing equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes), camping gear (sleeping bag, headlamp, heater, insulation mat), meals.


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