Multi-pitch climbing in Cochamó

CLP$1.200.000 VAT included.


Cochamó is a destination for climbing: its granite walls up to 1.000 high and infinite possibilities for the development of the big wall immersed in an environment that seeks to balance the progress of modern life with the protection of a unique ecosystem.

Although it has sport climbing sectors, it stands out for its multi-pitch routes, trad routes, and walls for new projects. On this trip, we focus on one of those classics: The Shark Fin!

4 days
Group size:
1 to 6 persons
October to May
Start / End
Puerto Varas
1 guía cada 2 clientes
1.683 msnm
Cerro Laguna
+ -17 km in trekking to La Junta and at the foot of the route
+576 m in trekking
+525 m of climbing
Meals Adventure travel insurance Camps or Refuge Transport

Information on reservations and discounts

  • If you are making a reservation less than 7 days in advance, we can only confirm it with the payment of the total cost of the program.
  • If you are booking more than 7 days in advance, you can pay only the reservation fee ($ 50,000CLP), and then coordinate the payment of the difference before the start of the program.
The values of the programs are per person, in Chilean pesos and taxes included. We make discounts for the number of people who book the same program together. At the time of booking, the total amount to be canceled - discounts included - will be indicated for the reserved group. If you do not require any of the included services, such as transportation, you can discount it at the time of booking. In the frequently asked questions (FAQ) you will find the detail to be discounted and the coupon to use.
- CLP$150.000- CLP$200.000

Upcoming departures

  • Daily departures upon reservation and adequate weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2023 and March 2024.
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Date of the tour (pick up day)
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D1, 8 am transportation from Puerto Varas to Cochamó.

D1, 10 am trekking to La Junta (4 to 6 hours).

D1, Camp at "La Junta".

D2, Today we prepare for our climb: studying the route, climbing short routes to get to know each other and how we will climb the next day (communication and multi-pitch techniques). Normally we will sleep at the campsite, but we can also go to the beginning of the route.

D3, Climbing the "Shark's Fin", it will be a long day, but without a doubt we are going to live it fully!

D4, 10 am trekking back to the trailhead.

D4, 5 pm return to Puerto Varas, end of service.

Special offer

CLP$150.000per person
No limit To No limit
Number adult >=2
CLP$200.000per person
No limit To No limit
Number adult >=3


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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Additional information

- Includes:

Guide service in a private program*; bilingual guides (Spanish, English); entrance fees to National Parks and/or private lands; excursions, transportation & food as described in the itinerary; activity insurance; wilderness first aid kit; all group equipment required for the itinerary and the per-client listed here (harness, helmet, trekking poles, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, and camping gear); pack horses (for common equipment only) in wilderness areas without cell phone coverage a 2-way messaging Satellite Communicator (with real-time online tracking, SOS function), in areas with cell phone coverage a 1-way messaging Satellite Communicator and/or VHF radios.

- Not included:

Guide tips, additional services or upgrades, personal gear, life and/or travel insurance, porters or horses (if available), extra expenses for cities, alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary or not included in the menu, extra nights lodging in cities or due to changes in the itinerary, everything else not mentioned in the program.

- Personal Gear required by the client:

Activity-appropriate clothing for trekking & climbing (layered, synthetic clothes, gloves, and hat), trekking/hiking boots, headlamp, sunglasses, backpack (+40lt or big enough to carry your personal items and those we will provide*), climbing shoes, backpack rain cover, water bottle/platypus (min. 1L), camera, sunscreen (for lips and skin), sandals, swimsuit, towel, and toiletries. Recommended: Depending on the season we recommend the use of gaiters or rubber boots. Find a checklist on the last page of this document!

- Experience and technical expertise required:

All participants must be in adequate shape to participate in up to +10 hours per day of physical activity in wilderness terrain. It requires previous experience in climbing: belaying and rappelling techniques, but does not require a high climbing grade! Physical condition is subject to guide evaluation.

- Limitations/activity restrictions:

Not suitable for people with heart problems or disabilities that may prevent them from participating in long-term strenuous physical activity, children under the age of 18 without the written authorization of parents or legal guardian. The minimum age to participate is 15 years, the maximum age to participate is 70 years. It is recommended that all participants undergo a complete physical before booking the climb. Due to the location where the activity occurs, we do not recommend it for pregnant women.

- Description of actions to be followed by the participant for the proper development of the activity:

It will be required of those who participate in the program to respect and protect the historical, natural, and cultural heritage in which the activities take place. Besides being cordial and respectful with those who share the program and with local communities visited. All program participants will be governed by a code of “Leave No Trace”, which may be introduced by the guides during the development of the activity.

- Criteria used to suspend or modify the activity:

The participant puts activity or participants safety at risk; the participant does not follow actions for the good development of the activity; cloudiness between elevation comprising glacial areas; wind, rain or snow between elevation comprising glacial areas or that may affect the physical and/or psychological conditions of the participants; physical and/or psychological assessment of participants by the guide responsible for the activity; volcanic activity and/or other natural phenomena that endanger the safety of the trip; weather/nature conditions change; accidents or incidents.

- Insurance:

Throughout the program whenever adventure tourism activities take place: hiking, trekking, climbing volcanoes participants will be covered by complimentary additional insurance against accidents or death. The insurance is given through HAE Ltda. and its coverage is limited to the duration of said activity. Contact us for further information. It is the responsibility of each participant to contract their own life and/or travel insurance coverage for the remainder of their trip.

- Pricing:

The prices of each program are presented in Chilean pesos (CLP, CH$) and correspond to the price per 1 person taxes included. All our programs have a maximum number of clients per guide (ratio) defined by our risk management guidelines, which directly affects the cost of the program. The cost of the program is calculated based on the guide rate per client/itinerary, and the costs associated with it, seeking that always the guide received the better rate for his work.

- Reservations:

Bookings are made via email ( We will confirm availability within 24 hours after receiving the form “HAE – Excursion & Clients INFO” (ES, EN, DE). A non-refundable deposit of $25.000 CLP per person is required to confirm your booking. Reservations must be done at least 2 days before the program start date.

- Payment methods:

Payment in Cash (only Dollars, Euros, or CLP), Credit Card, Online bank transfer (Chilean – CLP or Austrian – EUR Bank). If payment is made in foreign currency, the prices of the programs are based on the exchange rate set by HAE Ltda.
at the time of payment. The total cost must be paid in full before the program start date. More information

- Cancellation conditions:

– Cancellation requested by the client more than 2 days before the program start date: refund available with a penalty equal to the reservation fee paid.
– Cancellation requested by the client less than 2 days before the program start date: no refund is available but the date can be rescheduled (subject to availability).
Once a trip begins no refunds or rescheduling available.

HAE Ltda. reserves the right to cancel an excursion prior to start time due to weather conditions or other factors that may affect the security of the participants, as assessed by the lead guide and/or the “criteria used to suspend or modify the activity” listed in this document. As well, but it is not limited, to cancellations caused by not reached the minimum participants required, logistical problems such as strikes, acts of nature, or any other circumstances which may make operating the trip unadvisable. We will keep you informed regarding any aspect that we consider that may affect your trip and in case we can not develop the booked program we will offer the possibility to change your booking to an alternative one, change the goals of it, or we will refund the payment made. The limit for this refund will be the limit of HAE Ltda.’s liability.

We will honestly inform you of the conditions that we may predict you should expect during the development of the program and if they may affect the normality of it. Be aware that the forecast is a human interpretation of diverse variables and it can be wrong or variables can change. If during the development of the program there are adverse weather conditions or other factors evaluated by the responsible guide and/or the “criteria used to suspend or modify the activity” listed in this document, and/or a request from the client to cancel the activity, HAE Ltda.
reserves the right to cancel or modify the itinerary, itinerary details or objectives without any refund or rescheduling available.

HAE Ltda.
is not responsible for expenses incurred by you in preparation for travel, including – but not limited to – purchases of “passenger liability equipment” or non-refundable or penalty airline tickets.

We recommend that you consider trip cancellation and/or interruption insurance. Such a policy will offset cancellation charges in the event of illness before or during the trip.

By hiring or participating in an adventure travel service operated by HAE Ltda. you declare to understand and accept the “Terms and Conditions” for HAE Ltda. Adventure Travel Programs (, the “program of the activity” and the declaration of “Knowledge and acceptance of risks, terms and conditions” (

All HAE mountain or climbing programs do not guarantee to reach a mountain summit.

Can we climb another route?

Of course!

The Cochamó climbing program is a private program. So if you want to do another route instead of the Shark Fin, we can decide during the trek to La Junta. There are other routes that are feasible to do in a couple of days in the valley, but without a doubt, La Aleta de Tiburon is a classic, a safe one, with good climbing and better views.

Can I book if it's only me?

Of course!

The regular program considers a minimum of 2 people, but this is simply to reduce the cost per person. So there is no problem with it being just one person. The current cost of the program for one person is CLP $700.000.

Is previous experience required?

Yes, to climb in Cochamó it is necessary to have climbing experience: knowing how to clean a route, how to rappel, and to belay.

The route is a 5.10 YDS, with fixed and mobile insurance. The meetings are equipped and the descent is by rappelling along the same route.

Can I rent the equipment that I am missing?

Yes, we have available trekking poles, mountain boots, gloves, backpacks, sunglasses for rent. So if you need something do not forget to let us know in the booking process.

From and to where is the transportation included in the program?

The program includes the transportation from/to Puerto Varas, Ensenada, Petrohue, Puerto Octay or Cascadas. Picking or dropping from Osorno, Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt/Osorno airport, Llanquihue or Frutillar have an extra cost of $15.000 CLP per way. Other places are available upon request. If you want to arrive on your own at the meeting point we will deduct the cost of transportation ($10,000CLP per person). For this you can use the coupon "transport-1p" when making the reservation (you must change the number according to the number of people who are booking, if there are 3, the coupon to use would be transport-3p). There are some programs that include transportation from other cities, if indicated in the description, so it will be!

What type of transport will be used?

Because most of our trips are small groups, it will be just you or a couple of other people, we rent the car from the guide (or our family) to develop the program: A normal car, clean, in good condition and of course with all the required permits. For bigger groups, we hire a driver with a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van or similar.


– Personal Gear required by the client

“Multi-pitch climbing in Cochamó”

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  • Climbing shoes, harness, belay device, prussik, Personal Anchor System
  • Trekking boots: ideal with a rigid sole, waterproof and that go over the ankle
  • Quick-drying shirt or shirt (not cotton !!)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Water and windproof jacket
  • Trekking/climbing pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack + 40L
  • Spare clothes and toiletries
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Bottle with water (minimum 1 liter)
  • Sunscreen (skin and lips)


If the program is carried out in rainy, snowy, or windy conditions, it is also recommended to consider:


  • Waterproof pant
  • Insulated jacket: goose down or synthetic
  • Beanie or balaclava or buff
  • Gloves (ideal waterproof and windproof glove with a liner or a pair of wool/fleece gloves and a pair of ski gloves. Recommended to have 2 pairs).
  • Gaiters or rubber boots

  • Please consider this checklist as a general one, and consult for more information or advice on clothing and/or equipment selection depending on when your program will take place.
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