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El Chaltén rock climbing – Full day | Argentina
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El Chaltén rock climbing – Full day
El Chaltén rock climbing – Full day
El Chaltén rock climbing – Full day

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 - Apr, Oct - Dec


Open To Everyone




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Based on 15 reviews

  • 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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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
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About the guide: Merlín

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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 is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!



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



Merlin took us for half a day of rock climbing in El Chalten. We initially had to reschedule our climbing however Merlin was extremely accommodating. Merlin's climbing knowledge and attention to detail made us feel safe, even though it was our first time climbing. We climbed at two different sites in El Chalten. Thank you Merlin for the amazing experience!



Merlin was an exceptional guide - safety first & lots of instruction. Climbed about 10 sport routes with him from 5.8 to 5.9. The rock was great, route choices great! What could be better than rock climbing with Fitz Roy looming in the background! Merlin’s professionalism added to the experience. Oh & he will take you to eat lunch at the best empanadas in town :) I will return to Chaltén & Merlin has earned my trust to go into the big mountains and do a multi day ascent!



Mi marido y yo fuimos a El Chaltén como parte de nuestro viaje de luna de miel a Chile y Argentina. Somos escaladores en Colorado y realmente queríamos hacer algo de escalada en nuestro viaje. Merlin llevó para algunos deportes pitch escalada individual en la mañana y luego nos guió hasta un impresionante multi-tono en la tarde. Merlin es conocedor, hábil y tan divertido que subir! Él tomado nuestro día escalar el mejor día de nuestra luna de miel. Recomendaría Merlin y montañismo Patagonia a cualquiera (de cualquier nivel de habilidad) buscando obtener fuera del increíble montañas que rodean El Chalte

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