Go back to South America.I think we first heard of Los Arenales two years ago while climbing in Frey. A well-known Frey “local” (Mike from Switzerland) spoke of multi-pitch routes and splitter granite cracks. However the idea left our minds for over a year until one day seemingly out of the blue Shirley suggested that we look into going there. Fortuitously, we found the website advertising a new, about-to-be-released guidebook for the area. The photos were pretty, the routes looked plentiful and moderately long and so we bought a couple of tickets to the nearby Mendoza, reserved a car and thus hammered out our Christmas 2017 climbing plans in the course of an afternoon.
Go back to South America.