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Las Ventosas

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About Las Ventosas:

Las Ventosas is a series of limestone boulders found high up in the Cuchumatanes Mountains past the small community of La Ventosa. The area is found at 3300+ Meters and during the moister months of the year clouds engulf the area. A few problems have been established ranging from V0-V3 on different boulders but the potential is unlimited and highball is the name of the game. Be sure to bring some wire brushes and plastic ones to clean moss and dirt off where new problems can be made and don't scrub too much or else it can be possible to give the holds a "new" texture. Be careful if you venture to find new lines on the boulders higher up in the hill as some of the limestone is rotten and no good. As in all beatiful and gifted climbing areas like this one always be an eco-conscious climber repecting the natural state of the area and more so the local culture and it's people. Always be sure to let someone know at the small tienda across the road from "la casona" that you are exploring the area and just climbing for fun. If anyone inside or outside the Guatemalan climber community visits this area please update it and give us your opinion on the problems quality and dificulty of any of the problems listed in this database. If you get at a first ascent on a problem please name it an upload it. Thanks!
Nearest town or city: Todos Santos
Directions: To reach this boulderfield one must climb up the front range of the Cuchumatanes from Huehuetengo either by bus or car and from there go towards the town of Todos Santos. On the way where the road forks left at the small community of Chiabal, its worth your time to check out the "Piedras Cuaches" and the cuache boulders. Las Ventosas boulderfield is found a few kilometers past Chiabal after the pass where the road begins to drop into the valley down below. Stop where an obvious house size boulder called "la Casona" sits on the right side of the road and from there its bouldering in paradise.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Month