Climbing Wall: Recently Updated and just a Few Minutes from Hotel Las Torres.
- The great outdoors is more accessible than ever in Torres Del Paine National Park with the work the Reserva Cerro Paine has done to enhance and improve climbing routes an new bicycle paths through the 10,000 reserve. They have also piloted inclusive tourism opportunities for people with various physical diabilities.
- Two traditional climbing sectors in Torres del Paine National Park, which were created in 1962, have been recently upgraded: Cueva del Puma and Tucúquere. With a total of eight new routes and new anchors recently installed, now tourists and athletes, including children as young as six-years-old, can enjoy this new experience.
Reserva Cerro Paine’s climbing routes opened this summer for children, beginners, and experts at the Cueva del Puma and Tucúquere sectors, located in the eastern part of Torres del Paine. The routes, taking into account high wind speeds and extreme temperatures, were reequipped and some made easier this past April.
Cueva del Puma’s three expert routes, which are steep and located next to a cave, have potential for improvement. The beginner’s section of the rock, Tucúqure, which is named after a Magellan owl, has routes that vary in difficulty, making it ideal for rock climbing lessons. The climbing session is three and a half hours and is recommended for groups of one to four people, starting at age six.
Reserva Cerro Paine receives more than 100,000 visitors from Chile and other countries each year. The new climbing routes have become an attraction for these tourists, who are athletes, amateurs, and children mostly from the United States, Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. María José Marchant, Head of Reserva Cerro Paine Excursion Center, says, “This year, we took on the challenge of improving well-known climbing routes and installing new anchors to implement five new, safe climbing routes, completing a total of eight routes and expanding the possibilities of tourism in Torres del Paine.”
Rock climbing excursions to the routes Cochambre, La de Pepe, Ni Dry Ni Wet, and Escuelita are guided by an expert from Hotel Las Torres. Eachroute has an average height of five point six meters. The guides provide participants with technical equipment and first aid kits. Participants should be in good physical condition and should bring a small backpack, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm and light clothing, and trekking shoes.
This summer they also opened new bicycle circuits, which are available for customers with disabilities through the work done with Wheel The World, who provided a special chair designed for outdoor trails.
Reserva Cerro Paine has also piloted inclusive tourism for people with visual, cognitive, auditory, and physical disabilities. Paralympic Australian sportsman Chris Alp was one of the first participantes of this type of excursion. Guides assisted and led Chris, who was provided a Wheel the World wheelchair, on a bicycle circuit in Torres del Paine. Inclusive excursions are currently available to the public.