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El Chaltén rock climbing – Half day

El Chalten Rock climbing
El Chalten Rock climbing
El Chaltén rock climbing – Half day
El Chaltén rock climbing – Half day

Join Merlín, a local IFMGA-certified guide, on this half-day rock climbing trip in El Chaltén. Discover some of the best walls and crags during 4 hours, just a few steps from the village!



1/2 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec



Discover the best rock climbing around the town of El Chaltén in this half-day rock climbing trip.

This option is ideal for those who are getting introduced or want to discover this amazing activity. We will go sport climbing on Top Rope modality in single-pitch routes ranging from IV to VI grade. All these with an idyllic backdrop of the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre range.

The activity will take 4 hours, and you can choose to do it either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Remember to bring comfortable clothes and a daypack with a jacket, gloves, a hat and water. I will provide all the technical equipment (rock climbing shoes, harness, carabiners, helmet, and the Ropes & climbing rack) and a First-aid kit.

Contact me if you are interested in booking this trip, and will be happy to guide you for half-day rock climbing in El Chaltén!

I also offer a full-day option, feel free to check it as well!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Quickdraws

- Climbing shoes

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 Merlín


We came to El Chalten late season (mid to late May) and wandered into Merlin's office hoping to find an open climbing guide. We discussed options with him given the upcoming weather and our abilities and ended up doing a day of sport climbing and a day of mountaineering on Cerro Madsen. Through both adventures he was knowledgeable, friendly, and safe. He encouraged us through the entire climb and even brought some treats for the top. I would highly recommend Mountaineering Patagonia if you are in search of a guide.


Had a great trip with Merlin and looking forward to a return trip next year. Highly recommended to anyone looking to explore the mountains near El Chalten or wherever he happens to be guiding.


Merlin is everything you would expect from a professional mountain guide and more. He looked after our creature comforts in camp with hot tea and hot meals not from a package. He will push you hard when on the move and is happy when you succeed. I highly recommend his service in the mountains and the accommodations he offers in town. Would be my first Choice for our next trip!


Awesome trip, challenging but incredibly rewarding. Thanks for such an excellent trip Merlin, will remember it for ages!


We just completed the Base Camps Trek with Frederico and it was incredible! It exceeded all our expectations, everything was taken care of, and Merlin and his team are great! Can't wait to do the Huemul Loop in the next year or two.

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