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Suesca Rock Climbing 

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An hour north of Bogotá is the sandstone cliff where started the rock climbing in the country approximately 40 years ago.

Today the area boasts more than 300 tracks, with difficulty from 5.6 to 5.14 (?) And up to 4 pitches (approximately 130 meters high).

Getting There 

is at 1 hour in car from Bogota, take the highway for the nort and go to there by the principal way, to tunja, you have to pay 2 sans, then you are nerest, look careful to see the gas station ant the singal of suesca in the left of the way, turn and in 15 minutes you are in the area, you recognize the stores of climbing accesories, and then the train way ant the rocks.

You can also catch a bus from Bogota from the Porta del Norte station on Calle 175. The bus is red and is called Alizana, it costs 6,000 pesos ($3USD), and can drop you off at the exact entrance to the footpath to the crag or other climber's hostels (like El Nomada). Buses run every 15 minutes between Suesca and Bogota.

Climbing Season

For the South America area.

Weather station 32.8 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Suesca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Suesca:
Natalio Ruiz    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   La Virgen
Tutti Frutti   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Zona de Alcatraz
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Featured Route For Suesca
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Haztelo Panchito 5.11c in Suesca Colombia...

Haztelo Panchito 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  South America : Colombia : ... : El Riel
Super fun variety. Technical ledges to a hand crack traverse to a dihedral, finishing off with steep cratered jug haul. The first crux comes right at the first bolt look for a high toe or heel hook to help reach for some solid ledges. After that you climb up and traverse a crack about ten feet right, then a second crux in a dihedral after which comes a good ledge so rest up before pulling steep crater like jugs three more bolts to the anchors, just fight the pump. Great solid sandstone ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Suesca Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: the light of the sunset in the wall
BETA PHOTO: the light of the sunset in the wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca highlining
Suesca highlining
Rock Climbing Photo: dirty girl 5.9, not so much hard, so much time som...
BETA PHOTO: dirty girl 5.9, not so much hard, so much time som...
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca is awesome.
Suesca is awesome.
Rock Climbing Photo: the most famous route is these cliff, High Teck 5....
the most famous route is these cliff, High Teck 5....
Rock Climbing Photo: the start of the cliff, in the reunion of Caec
BETA PHOTO: the start of the cliff, in the reunion of Caec
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca
Rock Climbing Photo: topping out
topping out
Rock Climbing Photo: La Diagonal 5.7
La Diagonal 5.7
Rock Climbing Photo: Suesca highlining
Suesca highlining

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By Josh Kornish
Dec 29, 2013
If anyone has any questions about Suesca feel free to message me. I've spent about two months here climbing.

Suesca is an incredible area and most definitely worth a visit!
By Sebastian mejia
From: Suesca
May 21, 2014
Feel free to message me for any info on this crag, i've been living and climbing here for 15 years.
Also check please check out my website with lots of cool info and topos of the routes,
By moredaysoff
Jun 27, 2014
Here is a full information post about the logistics of Suesca. Even a photo of a local rock guide!
By Jon Lindeman
Sep 8, 2015
Just moved to the Cedritos neighborhood of Bogotá, looking for a climbing partner to check out the cliffs at Suesca. Have shoes and chalk, but that´s about it for gear (I thought that El Gran Pared, the lead climbing/bouldering gym in town, was still open, found out when I got here that it closed back in March. Whoops.) Please, please let me know, I´m a Colorado native going through some serious rock withdrawal symptoms!

Acabo de mudarme al barrio Cedritos de Bogotá, buscando alguien con quien escalar en Suesca. Tengo zapatos y polvo, pero eso es todo con respecto a equipaje (pensaba antes en escalar en el gimnasio Gran Pared, pero se me dijo cuando llegué que ya se lo cerró en Marzo) Por favor que me avisen, soy de Colorado, EEUU y echo de menos la roca!
By Ben Lerman
Dec 13, 2015
Hi, looking for a climbing partner in Suesca for a day between Dec. 17-19. Traveller from the United States, have shoes/harness/anchor materials, need rope/quick draws/trad rack. I'm comfortable leading 5.6 to 5.7 but can follow on harder routes. Let me know if you want climb any of those days!! I know gear can be rented. Any other pointers for finding a partner in Bogota would be awesome!
By Ryan Marsters
Jan 7, 2016
Fun place - we stayed several nights at Nomada Hostel (~$10 US/night) and it's a 5 min walk from there. The town is dead during the week. Guides are about $30 US each for a half day if you want to get a feel for the area. The local climbers are also pretty friendly and open to climbing, making it fairly easy to find a climbing partner if you hang around the hostels.

We did about 15 or so routes in the 5.8-5.11- range in multiple areas and the rock/climbing seemed similar to Tensleep - fairly positive pocket holds. A lot of roofs and powerful, bouldery moves off of generally decent hands and thoughtful feet/body positioning.

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