Departing at half a morning from â€śCatedral, Ski Resortâ€ť, we will take a well sign trail who crosses a "burned forest" (the product of a fire that happened a few years ago). After a two-hour hike the trail goes into a valley called Van Titter and the trail runs through a tall forest of â€ślengas treesâ€ť. Then we cross the â€śVan Titter Riverâ€ť and ascent about 50 meters by the trail to get the â€śbivi refuge Piedritas". From this point begins the most physical part of this day, since the trail ascends 300 meters of elevation gain, in which the forest decreases its height, until arriving at the â€śFrey Hutâ€ť (1700 m), in the timberland area. Once settled in the refuge, we prepared the technical gear to climb during the afternoon in the emblematic â€śFrey needleâ€ť. This last one is the one closest to the refuge, (only 15 'of walk until arriving at the base of the wall). We will climb the mythical route "Sifuentes - Weber" (4 pitches V +) and then the "Diedro and Fissura de Jim" (2 pitches V +). In case of having more technical level it will be possible to climb the "Trilogy" (3 pitches 6 A +). Dinner and overnight at the Frey Hut.
Early in the morning we will hike towards the "Principal Tower" (1 hr approach). Once at the base of the wall, we will be ready to climb about 150 meters by the beautiful "Normal Route" of the needle (5 pitches, 6 A). From its narrow and preponderant summit, we will be able to appreciate all the circus of granite needles that surround the Toncek Lagoon and the Frey Hut; And if the visibility of the day allow us, all the peaks around the National Park, including the colossus Mt. Tronador. Return to the Hut, overnight and dinner at the Frey Refuge.
This day the climbing options will vary according to the motivation and technical level of the client. The options will be between the "Del Frente" Route (3 Pitches 5 +), or "South African" Route (2 pitches 6 A +) in the "El Abuelo Needle"; The route "The dihedral" (V +), or "Socotroco" (6 B), in the " M2 Needle". Both needles are located 30 'walking from Frey Refuge. Return to the refuge, organize the equipment and backpack and descent to Bariloche.
â€˘Introducing the trad climbing gear (Cams, nuts, etc.) â€˘Cracks climbing technique. â€˘Trad climbing protections. â€˘Build trad anchors. â€˘Trad climbing safety.
â€˘High Mountain Guide UIAGM / IFMGA. â€˘Transportation to Cerro Catedral. â€˘Insurance. â€˘Transportation. â€˘Climbing gear (helmet, harness, belay devises, ropes, daisy chain, cams, shoos (if the client donâ€™t hasnâ€™t) â€˘Dinners, breakfast and nightâ€™s on the Frey Hut.
â€˘Drinks and extras in the Hut.