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Cordillera Quimsa Cruz 
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Elevation: 15,000'
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Submitted By: David Kider on Feb 17, 2008
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Illimani over la Paz.


I only visited a small crag (south? definitely downhill) of La Paz. But there was more to climb.

Getting There 

Get to La Paz. Take a bus down the main street in the downhill direction until you're just outside the city. It's on the right.

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This is roughly where our route went. There was evidence of other climbers on this massive wall.

Bach-Burns 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  South America : Bolivia : Cordillera Quimsa Cruz
A huge route with wildly varying rock, climbing, and experience quality on Nodostal Turm....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Kurt Johnson
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 7, 2008

I was just about to buy my ticket to Bolivia for a month-long climbing trip until I read this post. Now that I know that there's just one small crag there, man am I glad I didn't waste all that money! At least I know that if I ever do go, I'll find it downhill somewhere on the right.

By agapito
Dec 11, 2008

Bolivia has a wealth of rock climbing and mountaineering opportunities and the one mentioned in the overview is known as Aranjuez, in the southern part of the city of La Paz, accessible via taxi or mini-bus from anywhere in the city. Aranjuez is an area of smooth bowling ball-type conglomerate sport climbing, mostly gently overhanging and ranging from 30 to 60 feet long routes, entirely sport. Grades are in the French system ranging from 5 to 7b or so.

Also accessible from La Paz is the volcanic sport climbing area of Curahuara de Carangas, accessed by any bus heading to Arica, Chile and at an altitude of around 14,000 feet, 2 hours from La Paz in bus. Further along this route there is endless bouldering potential around Sajama that has rarely been explored. The rock is all volcanic and mostly very crumbly, but within these literally oceans of boulders, there are some gems.

By Ben Mahaffey
Sep 23, 2009

I will be tentatively going down to La Paz for a few months and was thinking about bringing a trad and sport rack. does anyone have any opinions of what to bring, there is only a little bit of info on here and it is all sport stuff, so should i not even bring the rack and just bring draws?