trip duration TRIP DURATION
1+ day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Andes
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
2 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

The Frey Valley is surely one of the best areas to climb in Patagonia, with the most perfect orange granite spires!

Its my pleasure to help you learn the secrets of rock climbing in this 4-day trip. The best and most varied climbing itineraries are only a 3-hour walk up from the cozy Frey Hut, at 1700 meters of altitude. Here, we will find an option for each level of experience.

Moreover, I learned most of my climbing skills and fell in love with Patagonia right in the Frey Valley. That is why I decided to make Bariloche my new home and invite people there! 

The rock walls in the Frey Valley offer great spires with amazing cracks to start gaining confidence with the rock and the basic skills. I always recommend to spend at least 3 or 4 days in the place.

Of course our biggest goal will be “the Principal”. Its the highest spire in the area with 2405 meters. Its normal route is quite accessible. We will start with a 5th-class climb (intermediate) and after few moves we’ll be at the top enjoying an outstanding view. 

There are many other spires nearby, such as the “Abuelo” or “La vieja”. All of them provide great routes of different difficulties.

So, if you want to do some climbing in the area this is the right place. Fill out the form and contact me. I am looking forward to sharing some rock climbing time with you!

Itinerary

Day 1

Cathedral Ski Resort - Frey Hut

Meeting in Bariloche where we will check the gear and head to the Catedral ski resort. From here a gentle 3-hour climb up to the hut. We will enjoy the place and get ready for an afternoon of rock climbing.

 

Day 2

El Abuelo or La Vieja climbs

A short hike to the base of a different Spire, which could be the “Abuelo”, M2 or “ La vieja”. The routes are around 100-to-150-meter long. Their difficulty levels vary from 5th grades to harder ones for those more experienced.

 

Day 3

La Principal, the main tower

Today we can tackle the main tower called the “Principal”. A little longer approach to the base. From here it starts a really easy section to the first pitch. Then, a little steeper one with some cracks. The views get better and better. Soon, we will be at the last pitch relying on the excellent adherence that granite has!!

Day 4

More climbs and back town

Today there will be still plenty of more climbing options. I would recommend the classic, Sifuentes Weber on the Frey spire, before heading down in the afternoon.

Price per person per day

1 Person300USD
Group of 2200USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

Bariloche

More info

I provide gear equipment

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