About Cuesta Chacabuco:
A rather new climbing area about 30 minutes away from santiago on the chacabuco grade. 20 routes are bolted in sedimetary rock of varying quality, from complete choss to glass smooth perfection. routes go from very crimpy face with finger holes to offwidth cracks, this area has a lot to offer and a very large percentage of the area has not been equipped yet, climbs range from 5.8 to about mid 5.12's and beautifully equipped.
limited sun exposure makes it somewhat cold in winter but it's still open to climbing year round, it can get very hot there in summer.
Area Resources: Camping should not be attempted on the property without permission and there is no place to set up camp next to the rock, use the parking area if you want to stay at night since it's on public land, camping on the roadside isn't exactly legal but cops are very unlikely to see you. Water is available at the bottom of the valley at the small stream mentioned in the directions, it shouldn't be contaminated but bringing your own water is probably better.
Elevation: 2800 ft / 850 m
Google Earth exact location: 32°59'8.71"S, 70°42'58.45"W
|Nearest town or city:||Los Andes|
|Directions:||Take highway 57 out of Santiago, this can be accesed either via the Americo Vespucio beltway or Av Independencia. drive along this highway (a 300 peso toll will be charged both ways) until you see the left hand turn off indicated for "Cuesta Chacabuco", you should be able to see the rock by this time if the smog isn't too bad, drive along this road and it will eventually turn to dirt, keep going until you see a turn-off on the left to a small semi-circle that has 2 trees in the middle and a fence with a chain and a lock on it and a sign that says "propiedad privada, no entrar" (private property, do not enter), park there, climb over that fence and walk due west over a small stream and climb up until you reach the rock. Public transport to this area is virtually non-existant, you may be able to hitch a ride.|
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