ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN CHILE
CLIMBING IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE
seemingly unassailable walls can be conquered hand over hand, with
effort plus concentration, proper technique plus skill. Hands and
feet are the essential tools in this challenge posed by real or
artificial rock faces, which are available to test climbers' skill
in several places in Santiago.
Although this sport may be practiced on indoor walls with artificial
lighting, most climbers prefer to climb the natural rocks, an activity
that is possible in Santiago, where amazing rock
walls form part of a fascinating landscape. A special ingredient
The best places for this activity in Santiago are:
Las Palestras, this is in El Manzano, on the road to San José de Maipo. In this area there are 30 different courses, of the same length but varying levels of difficulty. They are perfect to build up experience and skill in this risky sport.
Torrecillas, this range has around 30 courses of
differing difficulty level and length (from 40 to 50 meters). Its
interest lies not only in the complexity of the courses, but also
in the fact that there is a campsite available. It is located on
Manzano stream, beyond the property with the same name.