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“The Shark’s Finn”, 3-day Big wall climb in Torres del Paine

“The Shark’s Finn”, 3-day Big wall climb in Torres del Paine | Chile

An unforgettable 3-day big wall climbing adventure in South Patagonia, Chile. In company of a local IFMGA certified guide, you'll ascend the Shark's Finn.

Private

Andes

3 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Cerro Aleta de Tiburon or the Shark's Finn in its English version, is an amazing granite spire in the French Valley that gives climbers one of the best views in the Torres del Paine National Park.

With its particular shape resembling a shark's fin, the Cerro Aleta de Tiburon will welcome us to the top of the French valley. This big wall represents an excellent acclimatization climb to the changing, and sometimes unfriendly Patagonian climate. In addition, it has one of the best granite quality in Chile, except for the first 20 meters where we'll find some loose rocks.

The Shark's Fin can be climbed by several walls. The route I chose this time is rated 5.8, which implies an intermediate technical difficulty. Without a doubt, a super classic climb in an incredible valley!

The best period to climb this wall is during the summer, from December till March. If I am not available at the time of your arrival, my brother Cristobal can guide the program.

If you want to be part of this big wall climbing trip in the Shark's Finn please contact me now. I’ll be happy to guide you on such an amazing adventure!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

The price does not include: flight tickets, meals in town, personal equipment, personal expenses (passport, laundry, drinks, tips, etc.)


Itinerary

Day 1: Campamento Británico - Hut

The first day of our trip will lead us to Campamento Británico, located on the boundaries between the forest and the moraine deep into the French Valley. We will take a catamaran across the beautiful lakes of Torres Del Paine to our hut. From there we will hike to base camp. From base camp we will get ready for our attempt to the south face of the peak.

Day 2: First big wall climbing attempt

We will approach to the base of the wall carrying some of the gear we will need for the climb. It’ll give you a first impression of the climb itself. By hiking to the base of the wall you can gain valuable experience with the wilderness of Patagonia.

Day 3: Top of the wall and back to Puerto Natales

During the 3rd day we will have our best chances to perform the ascent and descent. It’s recommended to leave 2 days to have more flexibility in any scenario, always with the motivation high for these adventures.

After celebrating the magic of the climb we’ll hike back to Campamento Paine Grande, where the catamaran will be waiting for us to return back to Puerto Natales.

 

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Cristobal

5.00

(4)

Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1990, and I always been surrounded by mountains, with family and friends in the Andes.

I did the first Chilean ascent to Cerro Torre via Ferrari route, four ascents to Mt, Fitz Roy, more than 12 to Torres del Paine and the first alpine traverse of the three towers.

I also climbed in the Himalayas, Yosemite, and other Andean countries such as Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in 2017 in Bolivia, and completed the AIARE level 2 avalanche training.

I work together with my brother Juan (we are the Señoret Brothers). Contact me if you want to discover the most beautiful mountain spots in Chile!

Languages

English

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What people are saying about Cristobal

Don

5.00

Great guide. Picked a well-rounded spot for a new group, with numerous options. Understanding of our lack of time at altitude. Great guy.

Ian

5.00

Excellent day at Portillo with Cristobal. He gave us several options in a planning session the night before. He also communicated well on the day of about current conditions and what we were seeing. We ended up doing a secondary objective due to what we saw in the field.

Eric

5.00

We had a great trip with Cristobal Senoret in torres del paine!  He was very knowledgeable and helpful.  Beautiful backcountry.

Tom

5.00

Thanks for making the last minute arrangements with Cristobal for me. I had three great days in his company. Now looking forward to meeting Sebastian. Thank You very much for your help!


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