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Crack Climbing Course in El Chaltén, Argentina

Crack climbing course
Rock climbing course
Climbing Chaltén
Crack Climb Training

Get ready for a two-day crack climbing course in Argentina, led by the skilled and certified local guide, Santiago. Regardless of your experience level, our thoughtfully crafted program provides the perfect opportunity to push your limits and elevate your climbing skills. Join us for this incredible journey and discover the thrill of crack climbing like never before!

Private

Andes

2 Days

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec

Low

Beginner


Highlights

* Learn technical climbing vocabulary, proper usage of the equipment, basic and advanced techinques and much more

* Challenge yourself and take your climbing skills to the next level

* Aquire the confidence to start climbing even more difficult routes

Description

Discover the thrill of crack climbing in a two-day immersive experience at one of Argentina's finest crack climbing schools. Our program is designed to cater to participants of all skill levels for a full coverage of crack climbing techniques. If you want to develop your climbing skills to the next level and conquer more difficult climbing routes, this is the perfect opportunity!

After departing from El Chaltén, we'll make our way to the climbing area. Upon arrival, you'll receive a a comprehensive overview of the climbing equipment we'll be using as well as its usage methods, and techniques.

We'll demonstrate and practice various finger cracks, including the challenging Off-width cracks. Experience both top-rope climbing and lead climbing. To conclude our first day, we'll enjoy camping under the stars and a delightful barbecue together.

During our second day, we will further develop our top-rope climbing abilities, focusing on placing mobile protections, proper placements, efficient progression, and utilizing rests effectively. Additionally, we will delve into lead climbing techniques. As the day comes to a close, we'll make our way back to El Chaltén.

It will be a comprehensive and demanding course where you will learn technical vocabulary, as well as the correct usage of the climbing equipment and carrying gear. Additionally, we will acquire skills in Frontal and Lateral Climbing Techniques, specifically tailored for ascending small and medium-sized cracks

Our crack climbing adventure promises an exciting two-day experience; whether you're a novice or an experienced climber, our carefully designed program is an incredible opportunity to challenge yourself and elevate your climbing skills to new heights.

Come along and embrace the passion of crack climbing in the stunning landscapes of Argentina.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Luggage transfer

- Tents

- Rope

- Sleeping pad

- Cooking utensils

- Harness

- Helmet

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

- Sleeping bag

Price details

What's included: Insurance, rock climbing equipment group and individual- vhf and satellite communication - first aid kit – transfers – snacks


Itinerary

Day 1: Off-wifth and Top-Rope climbing Demostration

Transfer from El Chaltén to the climbing area. Brief description of the activity. Description of equipment, usage methods, and techniques to employ. Demonstration and techniques for each type of finger cracks up to Off-width. Top-rope climbing and lead climbing. Finally, we'll enjoy camping and barbecue.

Day 2: Learning Lead Climbing

Top-rope climbing, placement of mobile protections, placements, progression, and rests. Lead climbing. Return to El Chaltén.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Equipment rent on site

**For this rock climbing trip you will need:** * Backpack * Belay device * Harness * Rope * Sunglasses * Helmet


FAQs

What topics will be covered during the climbing course?

We adapt to each individual's skill level, covering all climbing techniques in a comprehensive and demanding clinic. We will learn the following topics:

• Vocabulary

• Equipment and protections

• Gear transportation

• Frontal and lateral climbing

• Technique for climbing small and medium-sized cracks

Jamming: widening and twisting

Progressions: Cross and layback

Base positions: Long, Natural, and Short

• Offwidth climbing technique

Base positions

Progressions

Butterfly, Hand-fist, fist-fist

• Chimney climbing technique

Half-body

Narrow

Medium

Wide

and much more!

What's included in the price?

The price includes the following:

Guiding fee

Transport during the trip

Luggage transfer during the trip

Group equipment

Personal equipment

Permit and entrance fees

Personal insurance

Personal expenses

Mountain Guide's expenses

Camping equipment

Accommodation

Insurance for rock climbing equipment (group and individual)

VHF and satellite communication

First aid kit

Transfers

Snacks

How experienced should I be for this course?

For this trip, it's advantageous to have prior experience in sport climbing. Good physical condition is also important.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Llao Llao San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
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Hotel El Mirador del Lago El Calafate Argentina
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Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas Puerto Varas Chile
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About the guide

Guide profile image

Santiago

Mountain Guide

Since I was 2 months old my parents took me to the mountains to go camping, I enjoyed the river and the lakes, the mountains... when I was 8 years old I started climbing thanks to my older brother and since then I could never make a pause... There were many stages in the mountain and climbing; from intensive national and international competitions representing Argentina, to repeated trips and expeditions through South America, Europe and USA doing important climbs, openings and overcoming difficulties up to 8c and V14.

I have been enjoying the vertical for 25 years now. A whole life is in the mountains. At the age of 19 I began my career as a Mountain Guide, achieving the national and international certification AAGM/UIMLA.

Years later, with a lot of hard work and dedication, I achieved the AAGM/GPER Professional Rock Climbing Guide Certification, being one of only six specialized guides in Argentina.

It has been fourteen years sharing experiences with people from all over the world, doing trekking, traverses, ascents, glacier walks, courses and climbs in different destinations in Argentina and what better way to share this with you!

Languages

Spanish

Certificates

UIMLA | AAGM


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

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4.00

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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