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Description

The State of Baja California Sur is at the end of a magnificent mountainous peninsula. Climbing in the area is primarily located around one of two mountain ranges. The Sierra de la Laguna in the south and the Sierra de la Giganta in the north.

The granite of Sierra de la Laguna mountains runs from Lands End in the south (Cabo San Lucas's iconic sea stacks and arches) to the abandoned silver mines of El Triunfo to the north. Climbing and bouldering opportunities exist in the mountains as well as at beach level. Cabo San Lucas is the largest city in the area with full services.

The Sierra de la Giganta grow from the plains near Insurgentes in the south before merging into the La Trinidad mountains near Mulege in the north. The Gigantas are of volcanic origin with conglomerate and basalt climbing. Climbing options range from bouldering on the beach to multi-pitch in the back country. Loreto is the largest city in the area with full services.

Both the Laguna and Giganta ranges are still wild places. If venturing into the backcountry, you will be alone and on your own.
All beach land is state property and is open to all. The river beds are the same. When venturing into the mountains or desert, you will almost certainly be on someones land, even if the area has a park designation. The landowners and Ejidos that own the land may have dual use with the park status. Currently no climbing shops or services exist in South Baja.

Getting There

Baja California Sur has three international airports: Los Cabos (SJD), La Paz (LAP), and Loreto (LTO).

For climbing in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains , you will either drive the peninsula - a 20-24 hour drive south of San Diego - or fly directly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Cabo has hourly flights. Rental cars are available in Cabo.

If you are climbing the Sierra de la Giganta, you will either drive the 14-18 hours from the US border at San Diego or fly directly into Loreto. Loreto has fewer flights than Cabo so check your options early. One economical option is to fly into San Diego and use the CBX bridge into Tijuana for an Aero Calafia flight into Loreto. For some reason these flights are not available from the US side. Rental Cars are available in Loreto.

Flying into La Paz Airport would put you two hours' drive north of the Laguna and four hours south of the Giganta. Rental cars are available in La Paz. Flights into La Paz mainly route through Mexico mainland. You may be able to get an Aero Calafia flight out of Tijuana.

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