Cochamo Valley, Chile: Part 1, It all Began / by Drew Smith

In May of 2012, Chance brought up the idea to me of going on an adventure to establish a new climbing route. He talked of a place called Cochamo Valley in Chile, describing it as the Yosemite Valley of Patagonia. At the words of adventure I was in! We made the decision to make the trip to Chile for January and February of 2013, due to the probability of better weather during their summer months.
The next six months I worked saving money and climbing. In December Chance and I met up at his house in Longmont, CO, where we began to plan logistics and climb together.