Elevation: 5,979 ft
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Access Issue: Private property - please be respectful to ensure continued access. Details

Description

Overhung limestone with routes mostly 5.11 and above. The rock is slightly flaky, but the holds are usually solid and there are several excellent jug-hauls. Routes are graded for the endurance required for their length.

Lower in elevation than Bogota and warmer than Suesca, the area is popular with climbers looking for better weather or for escape from rain under its massive overhangs.

Son una cantidad de techos muy bonita con presas muy buenas, en techos muy largos hay desde un 10b hasta treces muy duros y algunas fisuras la mayoria de rutas estan protegidas con chapas. Es una zona para escaladores de nivel medio-alto, pues no hay nada abajo de 10b y solo un par de 10s.

Getting There

Autoposta norte hacia Tunja, después de pasar el embalse El Sisga, desvia a la derecha por la carretera que va a Machetá. Pase el pueblo, y siga por la misma carretera unos 10-15 minutos más abajo busque la quebrada "Agua Blanca". Desde allí ya ve las rocas arriba.

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There are two areas at Machetá, Old and New, each with their own guidebook. For first-time visitors, I recommend purchasing these guides at the climbing shop in Suesca.

Old Machetá is characterized by sport routes that weave through enormous overhangs, and a 20-minute approach. The cliff base is friendly and you can spread out. The Paradise Hotel (where you park, about 10,000 COP, or $3) has excellent climber accommodation. Both of the routes described here (Putas de Yoyo and Unnamed (Left of Vieja Escuela)) are in Old Machetá.

New Machetá has long routes (up to 40m), a mixture of sport and trad, and a longish (1 hour) approach. Bring lots of draws! The cliff base is very narrow and exposed (a misstep means certain...uh...something very bad). You have to pay to park, and you have to pay the owner of the house with the barking dogs to pass on her property. Nov 25, 2018