About Piedra Rommel:
General Information: Piedra Rommel is a climbing/bouldering area that lies on private land, constituted of a few very large boulders that lie next to a river, a fee of $2000 chilean pesos per car is paid at the entrance, hiking in can waive the fee but takes around an hour and a half. Do not attempt to lead routes on the rock, the bolts are very old, ask any climbers present if they are safe first. If no one is around then stay off the bolts.
There are few intermediate routes here, for that kind of climbing go to palestras del manzano, which lies around a 2 hour hike away.
Arrival Elevation: 3200 ft / 975 m
Area Resources: The rocks are located next to a stream that feeds directly from snowmelt, water should be boiled before drinking but is potable in it's natural form. Camping is free if the fee is not considered, you may camp right at the rock and it's one of the best climber campgrounds in central chile since few non-climbers come here.
Google Earth exact location: 33°34'5.01"S, 70°23'48.30"W
|Nearest town or city:||Santiago|
|Directions:||by car you must drive into the cajon del maipo from las viscachas, close to bus stop 21 you'll find a blue sign on the left side of the road that says "zona de picnic Estero del manzano", turn left and drive one kilometer along a dirt road until you reach the gate of the ranch, you will be charged to enter, two clicks in from there you will reach a fork in the road, go left until the road ends and you will find bathrooms, from there take the path that goes left and hike towards the river, the rock is easily visible. You may also get there by bus, for this take the metrorail to the end of Line 1, escuela militar stop, from there connect with the Vitacura-Las vizcachas bus that goes south to las vizcachas, switch buses here to one that goes into the cajon del maipo and get off at stop 21, you must hike in from there, it's about 50 minutes away.|
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