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Elevation: 8,425 ft
GPS: 5.09366, -73.79201
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Description Suggest change

Suesca, a sandstone cliff located an hour north of Bogotá, is where rock climbing began in Colombia 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. Here on Mountain Project, the zones/sectors are ordered from right to left because most people approach from the right, along the railroad tracks. Similarly, the local guidebook is also laid out right to left (both the sector ordering and the route ordering).

Getting There Suggest change

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 10,000 pesos ($2 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.

Primary entrance lat/long:    5.093662, -73.791945    https://goo.gl/maps/uUM3J1dMRwBZGLT36

Lodging

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Caminos de Suesca offers dormitory and private lodging next to the crag. The hostel has an indoor climbing wall and caters to climbers with gear rental and guides available.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Suesca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Libro Negro
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
La Clavícula
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
LP (details)
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
El Gran Techo
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Euqasoluc
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Cara a Cara
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Alquimia
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 6
Alcatraz
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
La Nariz
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 12
Natalio Ruiz
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Lo Alto y Lo Bajo de Suesca
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Tutti Frutti
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Mandahuevix
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Háztelo Panchito
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
El Gran Diedro
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Libro Negro 08. La Clavícula
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
La Clavícula 08. La Clavícula
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
LP (details) 24. LP
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
El Gran Techo 08. La Clavícula
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Euqasoluc 17. El Euqas Oluc
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Cara a Cara 20. Betty Blue
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Alquimia 19. El Poder del Sile…
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Alcatraz 18. Alcatraz
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
La Nariz 11. La Nariz
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Natalio Ruiz 07. Suerte
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Lo Alto y Lo Bajo de Suesca 19. El Poder del Sile…
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Tutti Frutti 18. Alcatraz
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mandahuevix 09. Mandahuevix
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Háztelo Panchito 01. El Riel
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
El Gran Diedro 21. El Gran Diedro
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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