Rock Climbing El Santuario - Atuel Canyon - Mendoza

Climbing trip to El Santuario Cañon del Atuel

  • Start Date : 2024-Oct-24
    End Date: 2024-Oct-27
  • Hora Inicio: 11am
    Hora Fin: 2pm
  • Meeting Point:Cañon Atuel, San Rafael
    End point: Cañon Atuel, San Rafael
  • Duration:4 days
    Availability: 16 spots
US$ 312 US$ 250.- 20 % Off

Special price booking until 05 de July!

Climbing course - #AEXROCKICE TRIP: Cañon del Atuel, El Santuario


Rock climbing

This rock climbing is designed for those who have initial knowledge and for those who already have years of experience in rock climbing. The place where we will carry out the practices has more than 100 routes of different levels. It is known as, El Santuario de los Cóndores , a sport climbing sector in San Rafael. Mendoza.

Permanently accompanied by Professional Mountain Guides and Climbing Monitors, to make it the best rock experience you have ever dreamed of.

Gastronomy: We accompany the proposal with excellent gastronomy.

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Day 1: Meeting in the Atuel Valley, San Rafael, at the cabins in the morning.
In the afternoon, walk to the climbing area to see the walls and make the first climbs in the area.
Return to the cabins for a technical talk. Dinner and rest.

Day 2: Breakfast. 

Day of climbing on routes of different levels

Return to the cabins, dinner and rest.

Day 3:

Breakfast .
Day of climbing on routes of different levels
Return to the shelter for dinner and rest.

Day 4:

Very early departure to the climbing area for a last climbing session to say goodbye .
Lunch and farewell in the cabins.

Included Services
  • Professional climbing instructors and monitors.
  • Ropes and general climbing equipment.
  • All the personal material necessary for climbing: harness, helmet, carabiner with lock, plate, safety device.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in cabins.
  • All meals from snack on day 1 to lunch on day 4.
  • Personal tableware (flat-grill and deep plate, glass, cutlery)
  • Discount on the next level course or next departure
  • Personal Accident Insurance.

Services NOT included

Round trip transfer to the Atuel Canyon. San Rafael. (we suggest splitting into cars)

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Is it an outing for beginners?

Yes, although it is an opportunity for those who climb, people without experience can also join.

How much do you climb per day?

We climb with half-day or full-day days, making the most of the days.

How do you travel?

In general we divided into cars. Let us know if you have one. We share travel expenses.

Where do you sleep?

In cabins to share.

What equipment should you bring?

See required equipment you must bring. Trekking backpack, trekking shoes and other well-fitting shoes are the main ones.

Should I bring climbing equipment?

It is not necessary, we include harness + helmet + rope and carabiners, plate, cords, etc.

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Physical (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

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Required equipment



  • Small trekking backpack (30 to 55 liters)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Sleeping bag and insulation (in case of tent)
  • Physically Fit *** (Your GP must indicate that you are fit to carry out this activity).

Equipment included: Harness, helmet, climbing shoes (some numbers)

  • socks,
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes/boots (in good condition)
  • 1 second light replacement shoe.
  • long trekking pants (NOT JEAN)
  • 1 long warm pants or leggings.
  • changes of underwear.
  • T-shirts and/or shirts (one with long sleeves)
  • coats (fleece sweatshirt, or wool sweater)
  • 1 waterproof equipment (jacket)
  • 1 sun hat (with flaps) and another warm hat
  • 1 scarf to cover your neck from the sun
  • Warm gloves and scarf or fleece collar.
  • warm hat
  • Headlamp with batteries.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Toilet paper. Handkerchiefs. Baby wipes.


  • Water containers for at least 2 liters (can be a plastic bottle)
  • Personal crockery (deep and shallow plates, cutlery, glass-jug


OPTIONAL, not mandatory
  • SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.
  • Mate, bulb and yerba. Steel thermos.
  • Traveler Assistance (Suggested / Mandatory if they do not have Social Welfare.***)

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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