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Rock climbing for beginners on Cerro Ventana, Bariloche (Half-day)

Rock climbing for beginners on Cerro Ventana, Bariloche (Half-day) | undefined

Join Craig, a UIAGM-IFMGA certified Mountain Guide and practice your climbing skills on a beginners' half-day of rock climbing close to Bariloche, Patagonia.



1/2 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec




* Learn good climbing practices from an expert

* Improve your climbing skills outside in nature

* With easy access to the walls, maximise your time spent climbing


Improve your climbing skills in one of the most beautiful places on earth — Bariloche in Patagonia. On this trip, we’re going to head to Cerro Ventana, located just 10 km from Bariloche.

There we’ll find Andesite volcanic rock with lots of holds, slabs and some cracks to play around with. Plus, we can climb there all year round as the rocks face towards the sun in all four seasons.

I’ll pick you up from your hotel and we’ll travel straight there. The great thing about this spot is that walls are easy to access.  That means when we arrive, we’ll spend less time walking and more time climbing.

I will help you get set up with your equipment and give you all the tips you need to have a great climb. I want you to love climbing as much as I do, so I’ll be on hand to offer all my knowledge. 

Request to book today and make your trip to Bariloche even better with a half-day of rock climbing!

Cerro Ventana is the perfect place to learn the basics of rock climbing and get a feel for the vertical world. If you are ready for more challenging options, you can join me for a full day of rock climbing in Cerro López or 4 days of rock climbing in Frey.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

UIAGM-IFMGA guide in Argentina

I grew up in Buenos Aires to Scottish parents. I was lucky to travel and camp all around this beautiful country hence developing a great passion for the outdoors.

So once I finished my degree in Physical Educacion and also had a Trekking Guide certification (1997), and after spending my summers as a climbing bum up at Frey, I decided Bariloche was the place I wanted to live in.

My passion has allowed me to pursue my dreams of climbing some big walls in Yosemite, the Bugaboos, some faces in the Alps and Dolomites and other closer to here in Brasil, Peru and Bolivia.

I spent a few season working down in Southern Patagonia, El Chalten at the Base of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Here I learned my skills in dealing with all the minor details of managing groups.

Later when Argentina proudly became part of the IFMGA/UAIGM, I took part in the first course/promotion and got certified as a Technical guide (2005).

I’ve been leading trips with NOLS and Outward Bound for the last decade almost and got to learn the soft skills for personal development which has made my expertise as a Guide a lot richer.

Now settled for sometime in Bariloche with a family (two beautiful daughters Sarah and Camila), I’ve decided to work more and more for myself and directly with potential clients and future friends.

Focusing mainly in tailor made programs specially developed for each individual interest. Backcountry skiing, Mountaineering, Rock cimbing, etc!!!

Looking forward to sharing some great times together!!!


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What people are saying about this trip



Fantastic trip with a very knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to climb in a fantastic area such as Bariloche



Craig is the man, great guide would recommend him to anyone in the area.



An amazing experience!!!



Craig was a phenomenal guide for the half-day we spent climbing. It had been a few months since I had last climbed and Craig was very attentive and paid a lot of attention to take me to a spot I would feel comfortable with. We had a great time climbing a lot of single pitch routes and just going over basics to make sure I knew what I was doing. I would highly recommend going with Craig if you have any interest in climbing in the area.

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