Bariloche & Frey – Argentina

Bariloche and Frey is a fantastic area to explore for some climbing adventures. With Frey being a particularly fine granite climbing with many granite towers that dominate the high mountain valley. Lower down around bariloche and beyond are a host of sport and trad climbing areas to explore.

Bariloche was modeled on a swizz moutnain village by teh Argentine government to provide a retreat for the coutries elite. It has since become the adventure capital of Argentina. A short bus ride and a long walk from the centre of Bariloche is Frey a unique collection of granite towers from 1 to 8 pitches high.

Around Bariloche are a colection of shorter sport and trad climbing crags with a variety of rock types. If the whether is poor we can retreat to the near desert an hour or so away or even better to Piedra Parada, home to the 2012 Petzl Rock Trip.

As such this is a really adventurous destination with wild climbing in remote settings. As such it will start as a guided trip but as we get to know your limits we slowly hand over some of the leading to you, if you wish.

Experience Required

The ability to climb VS in standard would be advantageous for this trip. Due to the nature of the climbing many of the route are this grade in standard as a minimum in Frey.

The approach to Frey is a 5 hour plus hike, where you will need to be capable of hiking in a large pack with climbing equipment and provisions for a few day stay here.


Typical Day

A typical day in frey will include getting up and having breakfast. We will prepare this ourselves with food we pack in on the five plus ohour hike up the Refugio Frey, where we will base ourselves for 3 to 5 days, before descending to re-supply or head eslewhere in the area.


Airport Details

We will meet you and San Carlos Du Bariloche Airport or the bus station on the first morning of the course.


Courses

We Currently have no specific dates for this area of Spain, but we will can arrange specific dates to suit your needs.

Photos from Bariloche & Frey – Argentina Courses

Mark Reeves acclimatising below Volcan Llullaillaco

Mark Reeves acclimatising below Volcan Llullaillaco

Volcan Llullaillaco

Volcan Llullaillaco

A sport crag just outside Bariloche.

A sport crag just outside Bariloche.

A unique pocketed arete at Cerro Otto in Bariloche.

A unique pocketed arete at Cerro Otto in Bariloche.

belaying on top of Cerro Otto, with stacked lenticular clouds in the background.

belaying on top of Cerro Otto, with stacked lenticular clouds in the background.

The classic road Ruta 40, the route 66 of Argentina links Bariloche to the south patagonian region.

The classic road Ruta 40, the route 66 of Argentina links Bariloche to the south patagonian region.

The unique topo crag just below Frey.

The unique topo crag just below Frey.

Sunnier Climbs head coach exploring the Atacama in Chile.

Sunnier Climbs head coach exploring the Atacama in Chile.

On the summit of Aguia Frey

On the summit of Aguia Frey

4x4 approach to Llullaillaco

4×4 approach to Llullaillaco