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This country is awesome, you can find places for climbing trad, sport, mix and bouldering. Bogota, the capital city, has great gyms for indoor training. Near to the city there are a lots of places and towns to make your adventure special and the important. Everywhere the people are so nice, the most popular place for rock climbing is called Suesca: it is an one hour drive, there are most than 400 routes. Sandstone, very good with your hands, the weather is pretty and you can make your camp just at 2 minutes at the first routes. Nearby exist places where you can find hamburgers and beers and more. This is just a little description for all the beautiful places of this country

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you can fly to Bogota: once there in a bus, make a trip for the principal city

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Trad 3 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
LP (details)
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Heavy Duty
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Aroma de Mujer
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
La orquídea
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Belly like a waterbed (Barriga c…
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
El Vivac
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Natalio Ruiz
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Musica para camaleones
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tutti Frutti
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Grieta Garbo
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
La Moto
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Haztelo Panchito
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
La Oculta
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Viernes 13
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
CAEC Suesca > Zona de CAEC
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
LP (details) Suesca > Zona de LP
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Heavy Duty Dapa
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Aroma de Mujer La Piedra del Peñol
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
La orquídea La Piedra del Peñol
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Belly like a waterbed (Barr… Dapa
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
El Vivac Suesca > Zona de El Vivac
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Natalio Ruiz Suesca > Zona de Suerte
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Musica para camaleones La Mojarra - Ca… > Zona 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Tutti Frutti Suesca > Zona de Alcatraz
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Grieta Garbo La Piedra del Peñol
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
La Moto La Piedra del Peñol
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Haztelo Panchito Suesca > Zona del Riel
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
La Oculta La Mojarra - Ca… > Zona 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Viernes 13 La Piedra del Peñol
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
Catherine Conner   Phoenix, AZ
I will be travelling to Colombia from time to time on business, I hope to get a chance to climb there, and try out the climbing gym in Bogota :-) May 5, 2014
Jean Spencer
Squamish, CA
Jean Spencer   Squamish, CA
Hi all! Is anyone going to be in the Bogota area Dec 18-27. I'll be there, will all my climbing gear! Would love to meet up with some folks! Dec 4, 2014
Kemper Brightman   Tucson
Columbia is a climbing destination with a thriving local community and hundreds of incredibly high-quality routes. If you're not daunted by the logistics of climbing in a foreign country you must put this place on your list. Dec 27, 2016
Erik Yde
Salt Lake City, Utah
Erik Yde   Salt Lake City, Utah
The following are some links to helpful websites with info on climbing in Colombia.

Adventure America

Rock Climb Colombia

Monodedo Apr 29, 2017
Sebastian mejia   Suesca
yes, you!
Do you need a partner to climb in Colombia?
maybe a guide to show you around?
perhaps an instructor to help learn how to lead multipitch trad climbs like a boss??
or do you just need to get some beta (tricks, weather, food, gear, planning, etc)?

Then please don´t hesitate to call or write, i will be happy to help.
i am a guide and instructor with 17+ years climbing and living at Colombia's climbing mecca: Suesca!
Sebastian mejia 3107863024 mandrill24@gmail.com Sep 17, 2017
Anyone in Bogota area want to go climbing here? I'm in town until the ~2 Jan and then return in early February. Dec 28, 2017
I will be traveling to Columbia from 1-8 March 2018. If anyone is interesteds in climbing during this time period please let me know. My climbing partner backed out but I still plan on going. 3/1/2018 - 3/8/2018 Jan 13, 2018
I’m in santa Marta area for the next week if anyone who has some extra rope wants to take me climbing :) Jan 23, 2018
David Nonya
Washington, District of Col…
David Nonya   Washington, District of Col…
Anyone going to be in Colombia and interested in doing some climbing. I'm currently going to Bogota the 28th, then Pasto on the 3rd for Carnival. There is some climbing out there too, but the beta to get there is a little more sparse compared to other areas in Colombia. Beyond my trip to Pasto I have no set plans. One of the places to go potentially is La Mojarra, Santander Colombia. Which looks to be a great option not too far from Bogota. I may bus back from Pasto and see Medellin on the way, where there is also some climbing potentially. Hit me up if you're interested.

Update: Ended up going to Suesca, La Mojarra, Macheta, and Choachi. All had the pros and cons. Suesca and Choachi are close to Bog. Both are a little chilly at night, Choachi more so. Suesca unlimited climbing all grades of sport and multipitch Trad with quality rock. Easy to meet other climbers local and travelers. Choachi mainly 5.11, 5.12, and up, newly developed and not as many routes but amazing face climbing with the most beautiful scenery of the all the places, camping and amenities are more limited there. La Mojarra, one of the best all around set ups over all I think, but a pain to get to if you don't fly into Bucaramanga (usually $50-80 USD from Bogotá). It was warmer there, Refugio de Roca caters to climbers and it is very well organized and controlled area, with fairly easy approach. La Mojarra, approach is a little longer and a lot more up hill compared to the others, but the routes were really great. Amenities were not that amazing for the price at the hostel where access to the rock is. Dec 27, 2018
Ryan Bernhardt
Gunnison, CO
Ryan Bernhardt   Gunnison, CO
I just spent 2 weeks in Suesca climbing and learning Spanish with grean languages Spanish school. greenlanguagescolombia.com/ Its very easy to get to from Bogota. I had a beautiful time. They have a very unique close knit climbing community that is very welcoming and will help you find what your after. If you got time do the language school you can do it in the morning and climb in the afternoon. The school plugged me into the community and I found loads of people to climb with. The people of suesca are so welcomeing and try hard to make sure you are having a good time. Lots of business cater to the climbers and the food is so good and cheap. It's a trad climbing area. So bring a choice single rack and a helmet but in truth I climbed about as many sport routes so they are out there. Suesca can feal intimidating at first but you get used to the rock and the climbing gets really fun! Feb 14, 2019
Jacob B  
This site has some really good info on the climbing in Colombia:

General - thewanderingclimber.com/tag…
Suesca - thewanderingclimber.com/spo…
La Mojarra - thewanderingclimber.com/spo… Feb 20, 2019