Adam Ondra travels to Valle de los Cóndores, Chile, to try some steep three-dimensional sport climbing.
Cóndores is in wine country at 2,200 metres elevation so the temperatures are nice and it rarely rains between late October and late April.
Cóndores is a must-visit destination in South America along with the likes of Cochamó, Piedra Parada and Frey.
It has been a few days since I came back from this incredible month-trip in America (both North and South). To summarize last leg of the trip in Chile – the immensely beatiful Valle de los Condores did not disappoint for sure. The goal was to check out the place if it is worth a longer trip in a future to find a few futuristic lines. I was definitely tired after the long season and travelling, but the psyche was there and I climbed as much as I could. Besides many easier sectors that are already well developed, there is one hard sector "Huasamaco" with a 9a first ascended by @alexandermegos. I made a one day repeat, and first ascended couple of projects up to 8c. What really blew my mind though was this sector "Habitacion del tiempo" with its enormous potential. In the picture, I am sending the first route of sector La Primera Joya 8c (FA). We bolted one project "Cachai" in the same sector which unfortunately did not go down on my last day. It will be 9a+ and it is just tip of iceberg of the potential for extreme routes. @lasportivagram @montura_official @blackdiamond @mytendon @gardatrentino Pic by @gonzo_fito Rocanbolt.com