Rock Climbing Tour of Chilean Patagonia
Flexible 20-day Itinerary
Led by Qualified Guides
Includes Transport & Accommodation
Climb in Capital City & Stunning Patagonia
This epic 20-day climbing adventure is designed for outgoing thrill seekers who want to visit the rugged Chilean Andes and experience the wild frontiers of Patagonia. It kicks off in Chile’s capital, Santiago, before heading south to Patagonia.
Level of climbing ability: Advanced
Level of fitness: Average, above average
Maximum elevation: 3500m
Why Take This Tour?
Discover the real Chile by exploring off the beaten path
Climb spectacular Patagonia rock in lesser known locations
Take on thrilling activities like rafting and volcano treks on non-climbing days
Combine this tour with an unforgettable tour to the stunning towers and glaciers at Torres del Paine
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All prices are per person and in USD
Groups of 1-3: from $4199
Groups of 4-8: from $3899
All itineraries are flexible and customizable meaning prices may change depending on your trip preferences.
November – March
Meeting & endpoint
Meet: Santiago Airport
Depart: Coyhaique (with access to Balmaceda airport)
What to Bring
Your personal climbing equipment:
• Climbing shoes (2 pairs)
• Belay device
Bring equipment that is in top condition as replacement gear can be expensive/hard to find.
20-Day Sample Itinerary
We’ve put together an awesome 20-day sample itinerary for our Patagonia tour that kicks off with some of the best climbing spots near Chile’s capital, Santiago, and then travels south into stunning Patagonia. The itinerary is flexible and customizable to suit your climbing needs. Click ‘expand’ to read more about each day.
Days 1-5: Tour kicks off in Santiago!
Day 1: We’ll pick you up at Santiago Airport and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with Chilean wine tasting. You’ll sleep in a 4-star hotel in downtown Santiago.
Day 2: Breakfast and a gear check. Visit La Vega market for lunch supplies then we’ll climb the main crag in Santiago, El Arrayan.
Day 3: Travel to Cajon del Maipo where we’ll climb either Las Torrecillas or Alfalfa. Dine in a restaurant overlooking the Maipo river and sleep at Cascada de las Animas.
Day 4: Drive to La Mina for a hike and amazing rock climbs. We’ll eat dinner and sleep in Banos Morales.
Day 5: Full day of climbing at La Mina and a relaxing evening at Banos Colina.
Days 6-10: Rafting, climbing, & camping
Day 6: Rafting at Cascada! After, we’ll have pizza and beer at Jauria then drive to Pichilemu for sunset over the ocean and a seafood dinner.
Day 7: Travel to Talca and Valle de Los Condores the set up camp and climb! We’ll sleep amidst the dramatic and multi-faceted landscape.
Day 8-9: Two full climbing days at Valle de Los Condores, enjoy!
Day 10: Today, we’ll travel south to stunning Puerto Montt.
Days 11-15: Getting to grips with Patagonia
Day 11: Travel day from Puerto Montt to Futaleufu. We’ll cover a lot of distance today, but the scenery is beautiful and will include several ferry crossings.
Day 12: Suit up and take the plunge crashing down one of the world’s most exciting Class V rafting runs, the Futaleufu!
Day 13: Climb Futaleufu’s impressive granite walls that rise up from the dense Patagonian forest below.
Day 14: Travel to Coyhaique and set up our home base. Here, we can climb new lines and stock up on supplies & take advantage of the city’s comforts and amenities. We’ll stay in a nice hotel and eat out at local restaurants.
Day 15: Explore all Coyhaique has to offer including awesome climbing spots dotted around the city limits like Cerro Mackay.
Days 16-20: Final lines & departure
Day 16: We’ll continue to explore and climb our way through Coyhaique. Taking lunch with us, we’ll gear up for another full day climb at Mackay or Muralla China.
Day 17: Today, we’ll head out from Coyhaique towards Chile Chico or Cerro Castillo. We’ll eat and sleep in these areas to be as close to the rock as possible.
Days 18-20: We’ll continue climbing at Chile Chico or Cerro Castillo. This largely unknown area has been recently developed for climbing, so there are many new lines to discover. On day 20, we’ll return to Coyhaique where you’ll have access to buses and the Balmaceda airport so you can continue on your adventure.
Want to keep exploring Southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine? Let us know at the time of booking and we’ll help you add on an extra leg to your itinerary.
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* Excluding personal climbing gear: shoes, helmet, harness, and belay device.
Participation Requirements for this Tour
- Personal travel insurance is mandatory.
- Climbers must be over the age of 18.
- If you are planning a climbing trip with your family which includes children/teenagers under the age of 18, get in touch with us.
- Participants should have a solid level of health, fitness and climbing experience. These are active tours that include challenging climbing and trekking.
The Locations You'll Visit
This tour explores lesser known places in Chile with spectacular rock climbing. Starting off in Santiago, you’ll travel east to Cajón del Maipo, and then head south to Valle de los Condores, where you’ll get to spend time in lesser explored areas, including Futaleufu and Coyhaique. You also have the option to add on a final leg to southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine — just let us know at the time of booking and we’ll put you in contact with the right people!