Paine Grande

Elevation (feet): 10,006
Elevation (meters): 3,050
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Patagonia
Latitude: -50.9833
Longitude: -72.9667
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Year first climbed: 1958
First successful climber(s): Toni Gibbi, J. Bich, L. Carrel and party
Nearest major airport: Punta Arenas, Chile
Convenient Center: Puerto Natales, Chile

Paine Grande is the highest peak of the Torres del Paine, a spectacular Patagonian massif in which sheer rock pinnacles rise from surrounding snow and ice. Paine Grande rises at the west end of the massif, and is covered in snow and ice. Though Paine Grande is the massif's highest point, the east end of the massif is that for which the mountain is famous. Here, three magnificent rock towers rise, each with its own staggeringly steep east face. The east face of the Central Tower is a 4,000-foot sheer rock wall. The Torres del Paine is a remote massif, and is bombarded with frequent storms. The approach can be long and arduous.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Paine Grande.

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  • Log #6049 - by Bruno Sourzac and Rolando Garibotti on June 24, 2001
    After 42 years, Paine Grande (3.050 m) was climbed again by the frenchman Bruno Sourzac and the argentinian Rolando Garibotti. Some people mistake "Paine Grande" with "Torres del...
  • Log #6050 - by Andres Stambuk on June 19, 2001
    Congartulations for your excellent data base. I'm Andr's Stambuk. Jos' Pedro Montt and me climbed Punta Bariloche and Punta Central in the Paine Grande Massif, but not the main summit. It is a real...
  • Log #6051 - by jose pedro montt an d other friend on Apr 13, 1999
    he climbed the Punta BARILOCHE, AND CENTRAL SUMMIT, BUT NO ONE FROM THE FIRST HAS CLIMBED THE BIGGER SUMMIT.