Colmillo del Diablo Volcano (Devil’s Fang in English) is a stratovolcano inside the Villarrica National Park. Together with its neighboring Mount Peinetas, they guard the Trancura River Valley, forming a beautiful landscape. Thanks to its volcanic formation with alpine terrain, Colmillo del Diablo is a classic ascent with an incredible view from its summit.
Also known as the Quinquilil Volcano, the origin of its name probably comes from the Mapuche language. Quinque is the name of a native plant and lil means rock. So its meaning would be “rock with quinques”. As for the name Colmillo del Diablo, it is due to the pointed form of its summit which looks like a fang.
The classic route to access this peak is through the Puesco Alto. The ascent implies surpassing abrupt slopes along with ice climbing sections and mixed terrain. It is always recommended to ascent Colmillo del Diablo in winter to avoid unstable volcanic rests.
Depending on the group conditions we can do it in just one day. On the contrary we will spend the night in the valley and return the following day.
So why don’t you come with me and enjoy the wild beauty of Chile? I guide small groups in order to offer a custom trip. If I am not available at the time of your arrival, my brother Juan will lead this ascent.
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Price per person
- Guiding fee
Skill level required
Fitness level required