In 10 pitches with a maximum grade of 5.10+, the “Shark Fin” climbs 525 meters. It is one of the most beautiful classic lines of moderate climbing grade in Cochamó. With a ridge climb that will welcome us to the upper part of the French valley and of course excellent views of future projects.
The valley is just one trip south of Pto. Varas. Cochamó is our mecca for rock and big wall climbing. With a development as a climbing area only since 2000, the valley has continued to grow and expand the possibilities for different degrees and types of climbing. Most of the big-wall routes have between 8 to 20+ pitches, but there are also short sports, traditional or mixed routes, allowing you to climb even when it is raining!
The route requires previous experience in rock climbing: belaying and rappelling technique, but does not require a high degree of climbing, making it an excellent option to start multi-pitch and traditional climbing, or simply have a unique life experience in Cochamó.
It is important to consider that to get to the “La Junta” camp – which will be our base camp – we will need a day trip from Puerto Varas. First by car and then on foot. So we must consider two days to get in and return from the valley, leaving another two days to climb! Of course, it is possible to extend the itinerary either to climb another or more routes, to rest, or explore one of the hiking trails in the valley.
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