|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.
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, 2001After 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, 2001Congartulations 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, 1999he climbed the Punta BARILOCHE, AND CENTRAL SUMMIT, BUT NO ONE FROM THE FIRST HAS CLIMBED THE BIGGER SUMMIT.