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Rock climbing in Frey, Bariloche (2 days)

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Pablo for this fantastic 2-days rock climbing in the strikingly beautiful Frey area of Bariloche, Argentina!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover the beautiful Bariloche and its stunning surrounding alpine region

  • Enjoy internationally recognised climbing, some of the best rock in Argentina

  • Join a certified, local and highly experienced guide for a memorable time


With so many climbing options in the world, having a truly beautiful backdrop sets your trip apart…. Frey in Bariloche provides truly stunning surroundings in which to climb!

Located about 20km from downtown Bariloche in Patagonia, the Frey refuge and climbing routes are situated 1700m above sea level and next to the iconic Frey spire.

A stunningly picturesque area, the refuge overlooks the green tinted Toncek Lagoon. Adding the final touch is Mount Catedral, a few kilometres away,  dominating the horizon and finishing the painting!

I have been climbing in Frey since I was a child, I learned to climb through my local school and now I’m excited to offer you the chance to join me on this gorgeous terrain.

The climbing in Frey is renowned internationally and is some of the best in Argentina. Orange granite rock of excellent quality that contains many fissures and formations perfect for climbing.

There are a variety of routes and difficulties so you can be sure to find something right for you.

We will meet in central Bariloche and then the journey to the refuge will take about 3 hours.

The refuge is a gorgeous piece of construction, granite sculpture work, wood panels and a tiled roof combine to create accomodation that is easy on the eye.

Hosting up to 40 people and with all the necessary amenities, the Frey Refuge provides a comfortable nights sleep after everyday’s climb.

I provide a flexible programme where the difficulty and length of climb can be adapted to meet your preferences. For more details, read the itinerary below.

If you would like the chance to climb some top quality granite rock faces in truly stunning surroundings and with a seasoned, local guide then sign up now because I can’t wait to share this wonderful experience with you!

You can also check out my 3-day climbing trip in Frey.



The refuge is a wonderful and comfortable accomodation option, providing food and drink too. It is also possible to camp, although only high season - summer, is recommended.

More info

You can hire personal climbing equipment from us if you need. You can organise a trip for a longer duration is you would prefer.




Day 1: Frey Refuge and Climbing

We will leave early from Bariloche towards the base of Mount Catedral.

From there we can take a road leading to the Frey refuge.

This route is about 10km and inlcines roughly 700 metres.

It will take around 3 hours to arrive and once there we can relax and have lunch.

Then we will prepare our equipment and head out to climb some routes near the refuge.

Day 2: Climbing and return to Bariloche

Today we will rise early and after a good breakfast, head straight out to climb to make the most of the day.

We will climb some of the most beautiful routes available and you can really take in this experience.

Later on we will return to the refuge, organise our things and take the journey back to Bariloche.

About the guide

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AAGM-certified high mountain guide with international IFMGA certification, paragliding pilot (with tandem license) and physical education teacher.
I have made numerous climbs, ascents and ski trips in Patagonia, Mendoza, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Spain and the French Alps.
I work as an instructor and director in numerous mountain guide courses for the AAGM. I have opened many sport and multi-pitch routes in the Bariloche area and I am also author of climbing guide "Bariloche Vertical", published five times since 2004. In sport climbing I reach the grade of 8b worked and 7c on sight.
As a paragliding pilot, I have made numerous +100 kms flights in the mountains of Patagonia and several "hike and fly" tours, where I combine climbing mountains and flying down.
I look forward to guiding you in the beautiful mountains of Patagonia.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 568 each

Group of 2

USD 310 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal Insurance

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