El Chaltén rock climbing – Full or half day

Join Merlín, a local UIAGM-IFMGA guide who knows El Chaltén better than anyone. He has prepared a great rock climbing day with 2 flexible options according to your wishes and available time.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Spend a full day or half day rock climbing in El Chaltén.

  • Learn about knot techniques, belaying and rappelling.

  • Try single or multi-pitch routes in the company of a guide.


The village of El Chaltén has several rock climbing areas to fully enjoy a great sports day. That’s why I have planned a guided climbing day in this amazing region.

First, during the morning I will teach you some knot techniques as well as belaying and rappelling skills. Moreover, you’ll be able to put into practice all that newly acquired knowledge, on some single-pitch routes. Then, if the weather is good you can try some multi-pitch climbing. This kind of activity requires a harder technical involvement but, under my supervision, you can do it safely.

This program will take about 6 to 8 hours in total. However, I can also offer you this rock climbing program in a half-day modality. So, if you don’t have too much time, you may prefer this option! The dynamic of the activity is the same with the only difference that it will take around 4 hours. Besides that, it can be done either in the morning or in the afternoon. You choose!

Whatever the option you like, remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a hut and something to drink. If you choose the full-day option you must add some snacks or a boxed-lunch.

As a certified UIAGM-IFMGA mountain guide from El Chaltén, I would be more than happy to guide you on this rock climbing day. All you have to do is book your place or send me a message by filling the contact form. 

In this area, I also lead a ski touring program and a Base Camps Trek. Check them out!

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Price per person, per day

Group of 1
400 USD

Group of 2
200 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Price of 150 USD per person for a group of 2 is for half-day. Full day price is 180 USD per person.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!



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What People are Saying

  • 11 reviews


We had a great experience climbing with Merlín in El Chalten. He did a great job of teaching us the basics and giving us a variety of climbs to do. The booking process was pretty straightforward, and overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!
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Dorothy K
We had a great time!
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Bethany Forrester
Merlin was a fabulous guide! Not only is he a super accomplished climber, but he is also personable and fun to spend the day with. We have some climbing experience, and Merlin selected sport climbing that was a fun challenge for our skill level. We 100% recommend him as a guide.
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Ali Blum

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