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travelguy


Dec 30, 2013, 6:29 AM
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Colombia, Peru, Ecuador-best climbing areas?
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Which are the best climbing areas in those countries?

Is it easy to find partners at any of them if I just show up?

I don't climb harder than 5.10s

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madam


Jan 3, 2014, 3:16 AM
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Hi travelguy,

I can answer only regarding Peru:

The best sport-climbing is Hatun Machay. Good bouldering as well.

Partners: it depends WHEN you go. In the high season there is always many people in the refugio and it is only up to your communication skills whether you find somebody or not:) Otherwise it might be a good idea to find somebody in Huaraz which is the nearest bigger city usually full of travellers.

Topo: http://www.andeankingdom.com/...o-topos-vias2012.pdf

My climbing pictures from hatun machay: http://nzclimb.blogspot.de/p/peru-climbing.html

let me know if you need more information:)

adam


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Hi Travelguy!

I have personally been to Susca in Colombia which is just outside of the the capital (Bogota) so it is quite easy to get to. It is truly a beautiful place. Rolling hills on one side, beautiful cliff on the other, and train track that run through it. It is really picturesque.

The type of climbing here is a mix of trad and sport climbing so you will need some trad gear. Many of the climbs start with trad at the bottom since the first bolts are quite high. However, there are also some climbs that you can hike to the top of and set up a top rope if you like.

As for finding a partner, well it depends on the season and I believe speaking spanish would also be helpful. When I was there a couple years ago I met some climbers in shops and restaurants near the climbing area but it's a bit risky to assume you'll find someone there you can climb with.

Hope that helps! :)


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