La Mojarra - Cañon del Chicamocha Rock Climbing
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Located in the Chicamocha Canyon, one of the largest in the world, canyon with 108.000 hectares, formed 46 million years ago and cover in ancient times by a lake, that allowed the formation of caves and incredible cliffs. La Mojarra climbing park extends for a kilometer and a half in the hearth of the canyon, the orange compact sand stone has more than 200 routes in rating from 5.7 to 5.14 and some projects.
All routes have been protected with high security criteria. In the morning, sunny conditions are hard, but after 12:00 soft conditions with the rock completely in the shadow and the temperature decreasing gives you the chance to enjoy a perfect climbing, in beautiful and aerial scenery. The whole canyon continues with an infinite bolting possibility remaining.
Talking about history the park was discovered 17 years ago by Partners Juan Carlos Poveda, Juan Carlos Santander, Alejandro Navas and Fabian Carreño, who began with the protection of the routes in 1999, Ricardo Cancelado, Juan Sebastian Ragua and some other climbers from Bogota keep with the development of the climbing area this last year.
The accessibility of the place is very comfortable, is about 40 miles from the city of Bucaramanga at Mesa de Los Santos, department of Santander. Just 50mts from the entrance to the park is Refugio la Roca a very nice Refugio for climbers, located on the top of the cliff; the owners are a Colombia couple, both of them climbers and the ones bolting most of the routes for the last 4 years. They have a very update guidebook, equipment rental, and a store where you can find basic equipment, resoling service and a very peaceful and quiet environment for climbers.
The weather is good all year (The forecast on this website is not right) refugiolarocacolombia.com
From Bucaramanga take bus route to Piedecuesta, at about 15 kms. Being there search bus station Flota Cachira and take the bus route to La Mesa de los Santos and going down in Vereda la Mojarra, which take from 45 to 60 minutes. In the area is possible to do camping or take a bed and food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, in several hostels in the area. The price of bus route is approximately 4 USD dollars.
Climbing Season For the South America area.
Weather station 24.3 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
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|Comments on La Mojarra - Cañon del Chicamocha
By Jordan Vaughn
From: Colorado Springs
Jun 12, 2015
The description for this area is very vague. Firstly the crag is on a plateau called "Mesa de los Santos", it is several hours from San Gil. A great option if you are planning on climbing a few days(it certainly has enough for it), is to stay at the refuge of the rock, a rock climbing hostel located 100 feet from the crag.
If you are attempting to reach the area drive up the mesa and follow the main road past the cable car for the chicamocha park heading towards Los Santos (the town). Before you reach the town by a couple miles you will see on a hill directly off the road on the left, the sign for and the hostel itself (refugio de la roca). You can park here or just past the hostel at the stand on the left. This is where you can access the crag. At the hostel they have a guide book with pictures that they loan out.
If you are not staying at the hostel it is much faster to access the routes from piedecuesta or bucaramanga, as you can avoid the tedious drive through the canyon and the two tolls.