Hernán, an AAGM leader, wants you to join him in this one-day guided rock climbing trip in a popular spot for climbers: Cajón de los Arenales, Argentina
In Mendoza, central Argentina, there is a place called Cajón de los Arenales. It is known as one of the best rock climbing spots in the area and one of the biggest in South America. There, you will never be bored. Because it has all kind of rock variety to suit all tastes, the area receives around 800 to 1000 climbers annually.
The granite elevations of this vast zone are around 2500 m and have more than 460 routes from 30 to 750 m, that are perfect for a full day of climbing.
This is the reason I think you will love this one-day program. We will get to climb from 100 to 250 m while admiring the ‘endless’ surfaces covered in hills, mountains and valleys.
Please, keep in mind that you need to have prior experience and be physically qualified to join this trip.
If you were waiting for an exciting opportunity to test your skills, this is it! You can book this trip now and get to enjoy one of the best climbing spots in South America!
Please, bring adequate gear according to the weather, such as sportswear, hat, sunscreen and gloves. The activity will start at 7 AM until 8 PM. We will provide you with a helmet and other technical equipment to complete the activity.
I love the mountain, and all its sports. It is a place where one can find peace and know in depth. It's my ground wire when I need quiet and silence. I started working as a guide and porter in 2006, I have been working and enjoying the beauty of the mountain for many years.
I am a mountain guide AAGM and UIMLA, founder of Rocamadreaventura, a company dedicated to trekking, climbing in ice / rock, high mountain and skiing. Our company is composed of professional guides in charge of showing people what we love.
This review was for a guide (Gaston Lopez) sent by Hernan. This was the worst guiding I\'ve experienced on any trip taken over the last 8 years on over a dozen trips around the world. Numerous issues that you would not expect from a guide who\'s been certified for 12+ years. The most significant being: suggested I could wear normal hiking boots on a 6016 meter mountain (Nevado San Francisco) when I\'ve always worn doubles on 6000 and even on cold 5000 meter mountains. An inexperienced person could have had foot issues/frost bite as it was cold the day we summited. Not knowing the route on Ojos - he suggested we try for the summit at 13:30 after moving from Arenal to the higher camp, but couldn\'t provide an answer when I asked what the average time was for people to summit when leaving from the high camp. We eventually had to turn around from this summit attempt because he seriously misjudged the timing and lost the route during our ascent. After this failed attempt, he said we\'d make another attempt the following morning and that it would take maybe 7 hours up and 5 hours down, meaning we\'d need to leave by 8:00 at the absolute latest to make it back before dark. The next morning he was still sleeping at 7:00, and hadn\'t mentioned anything about departure time the night before, so I left before him and led myself up to the plateau before he caught up and we went the rest of the way together. By this point I had lost all confidence in his guiding ability, advice, and planning, so I made the decision to leave on my own for the summit because I knew he wasn\'t leaving me enough time by sleeping in. Other issues: every time this guide verbalized the itinerary, it was different (he was clearly very disorganized and lacked basic planning skills); this was the worst and cheapest food I\'ve experienced on any trip. Example: after an 11-hour summit day, we had canned lentils, canned vegetables, rice, tuna, and tomatoes mixed together for dinner vs. other teams that ate grilled meat, stir fry, hamburgers, tacos, etc. There was also inadequate/low quality breakfast of cookies and cereal only, as opposed to other teams eating eggs, toast with jam & peanut butter, bread/chapati, etc.; of all the guided teams at Las Grutas, we didn\'t have paperwork for the car to get past the gendarmie post so we had to get a ride from someone else to Nevado (shows poor planning and logistics); pacing was not great and he was so far ahead of me most of the time that he had no idea what my pace was, not to mention this is a dangerous practice in terms of keeping an eye on your client; guide had no hand sanitizer and didn\'t wash hands when preparing food; guide incorrectly told me I was developing HAPE because of a cough I tend to get at altitude but my oxsat was 83% and resting heart rate was ~95 bpm at 5500 meters.
Group of 1
|USD 300 each|
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- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner