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El Chaltén rock climbing – Full day

Join Merlín, a local UIAGM-IFMGA guide who knows El Chaltén better than anyone. He has prepared a great rock climbing day that can be adapted to your level!


1+ Days

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

Open To Everyone



* Spend a full day rock climbing in El Chaltén, either if you are a beginner or experienced climber.

* Learn about knot techniques, belaying and rappelling.

* Try single or multi-pitch routes in the company of a guide, with amazing views of the Fitz Roy range.


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.

This trip is easily adaptable to climbers of all levels. Either if you are an indoor climber and want to try outdoor climber for the first time, or if you are an experienced climber who want to discover the best routes in Chaltén, or go on a thrilling multi-pitch climb with the Fitz Roy range in the background.

There are climbing crags right in town, and many more just a 10-20 minutes walk away!

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.

Remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, something to drink and 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Climbing shoes

- Quickdraws

About the guide

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Mountain 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 about this trip



Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!



We had a great time!



Great experience, merlin is a climbing guru!



Merlín is an awesome guide, can’t recommend him enough. He’s easy going and fun to be around, and his method of route selection was perfect for us. We shared what we were hoping for, and once he was able to assess our skill level, he took us on a route that was right at the edge of both our skill and comfort zone. His intuition about what would be the best experience for us was spot on, and it was our favorite day of climbing we’ve ever had!



Juan was wonderful! Though we weren't able to do our first day due to a neck injury he had, he rallied for our second day, and we were so grateful - we checked out some of the most beautiful multi-pitch climbing I've done, with condors soaring ahead...and then did some super fun sport leads after lunch...Juan was kind, knowledgeable, and a total pro. We highly recommend Juan!

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