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Shared By: juan sebastian asencio on Oct 1, 2009 with 5 Suggestions
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Description

An hour north of Bogotá is located Suesca, the sandstone cliff where colombia´s rock climbing began in the country approximately 80 years ago.

Today the area boasts more than 500 routes, with difficulties ranging from 5.6 to 5.13c And routes up to 5 pitches long(approximately 150 meters high).

The cliff is a single, long escarpment. Most people approach from the right end, along the railroad tracks, and hence the local guidebook is laid out right to left (both the sector ordering and the route ordering). From left to right, the sectors are:

Zona de LP
Zona de la Placa
Zona de El Vivac
Zona del Gran Diedro
Zona de Betty Blue
Zona del Poder del Silencio
Zona de Alcatraz
Zona del Euqas Oluc
Zona del Acróbata
Zona de Mañana Gris
Zona de la Rosa Espinosa
Zona de La Diagonal
Zona de la Nariz
Zona de Prisionero Sangriento
Zona de Mandahuevix
Zona de Clavicula
Zona de Suerte
Zona de Virgen
Zona de CAEC
Zona de Travesuras de Daniel
Zona Sueños de un Seductor
Zona de la Abeja
Zona del Riel

Getting There

1 hour by car from Bogota, take the north highway and head to Tunja, you have to pay 2 tolls, then you look for the bridge and the sign for Suesca on the right side, take this exit, roundabout on the bridge and in 15 minutes you are in the area, you'll find a place called "ricapizza" and a cluster of outdoor adventure services.  Park the car.  You have driven too far if you cross the river and head into town.

The road/trail to the cliff begins to the right a bit before the river.  Follow the train tracks along the river.

You can also catch a bus from the "Terminal del Norte" (the last station) on Calle 192.  You can take a transmillenial express bus to the terminal.  You actually want terminal sabana which is at the same place.  The bus is red and the company is called Alianza.  It costs 7,000+ pesos ($2.5 USD).  Ask for "suesca" if you need to be directed at the terminal.  The bus can drop you off at "ricapizza" (or the river) if you ask.  The planned stop in town is 1km away.  Buses run from Bogota every 15-30 minutes.  The last bus back to Bogota is perhaps 9pm but it is best to plan on 8pm.  If you are sitting at ricapizza or nearby, you can see the buses head into town.  Be ready to flag one down on its way back out of town in perhaps 10 minutes.  It may not stop otherwise.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Suesca

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
CAEC
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Libro Negro
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Clavicula
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
La Diagonal
Trad 3 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 20
LP (details)
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Dirty Girl
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
El Vivac
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Euqasoluc
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Cara a Cara
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Natalio Ruiz
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
El Poder del Silencio
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
La Nariz
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Tutti Frutti
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Haztelo Panchito
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
El Gran Diedro
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
CAEC Zona de CAEC
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Libro Negro Zona de Clavicula
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Clavicula Zona de Clavicula
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
La Diagonal Zona de La Diagonal
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
LP (details) Zona de LP
 20
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Dirty Girl Zona de Alcatraz
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
El Vivac Zona de El Vivac
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Euqasoluc Zona del Euqas Oluc
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Cara a Cara Zona de Betty Blue
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Natalio Ruiz Zona de Suerte
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
El Poder del Silencio Zona del Poder del Si…
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
La Nariz Zona de la Nariz
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Tutti Frutti Zona de Alcatraz
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Haztelo Panchito Zona del Riel
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
El Gran Diedro Zona del Gran Diedro
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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