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Climbs 30
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 500m a.s.l
Faces W

Crag features

This is the wall of crags across the river directly opposite El Chalten. There are a number of bolted routes and possibilities for trad routes. Of the bolted routes, there are three major sectors and two major multi pitch routes. The access is via a bridge across the river and a road runs to the left and a path to the right (facing the crags). The sectors are described from left to right. There was a guidebook but it is out of print and hard to find. The Guardaparque as you drive into El Chatalen (very useful for information and where you go to get (free) permits to do serious stuff in the Park), have an original copy but it is missing pages 26 to 38! The outdoor shop next to Fitz Roy Expediciones has a photocopy and there are a couple of other places you can get one. This describes sports routes and bouldering areas around El Chalten. There is a surprising amount around. The one sector that it doesn’t describe well is Paredón de Los Cóndores (Condor Wall).

The first sector is about 10 minutes walk to the left of the bridge. It is round the past the first obvious bolted sector and round the corner. Not visited so don’t know the grades but from hearsay around 6a.

The second sector is the first one you arrive at when you turn left form the bridge. It is obvious and popular.

Directly opposite the bridge is a path up to a start with big pockets in the wall and a large roof. There are two bolted routes that have the same start. Possible to ab down but it is worth topping out to contemplate the view and walk down to the left down a good path in a tolkeinesque gully.

Turn right at the bridge and them there is a path up left to the original bolted route on the wall. The path is just before the remains of the original orange footbridge. This is the only route on Condor Wall in the guidebook.

Ten minutes walk further to the right comes to the third main sector.


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