We spent the last week of our trip in Cajon Arenales in the Andes west of Mendoza, the land of sun and wine! As we rode through the Mendoza valley and into the dry foothills in Crystal and Juan's sweet van, we were greeted with great views of the high and white Andes. Amazing to to see these snowy giants far above the hot vineyard country!
Arenales has some really interesting granite, some of it very polished, making for some interesting face climbing! The upper canyon holds the longest routes around with a true alpine character following great crack systems. High spires tower thousands of feet above the narrow stream cutting the valley and the desolation of the Andes is evident from these perches.