A Whitewater guide to the rivers of chile

Rio Cochrane

Only 1 km in length this short, difficult run (class V+•VI ) is quite different from the section upstream. After bursting over the lip of the 8 m high falls dowstrream of the hydroplant, the Cochrane explodes in a series of drops that require caution.
From Cochrane, 337 km south of Coiyaique, drive out of town to the hydro plant. Take out 1 km downstream at another lake.

The class 3 upper run is 5 km in length. Take out alongside road at hydroplant (same as put in for lower) and put in 5 km upstream at a fisherman’s access point beside little lake. River can be run in spring in summer with flows of around 400 CFS.

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