Quetzaltenango Dec. 1 - 7

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Josh.Thrash · · Port Townsend/Seattle · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 55

I'll be in Xela, Guatemala Nov 30 - Dec 7. I would love to do some climbing at Cerro Quemado or any other local area. As I'm traveling by bicycle, I didn't bring a rope, but do have shoes, harness, reverso, some slings, carabiners, etc. If anyone is interested in getting out bouldering or sharing/renting some gear (if possible) let me know. I lead sport up to the mid 5.10s and follow whatever!

Cullen Hedlesky 1 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 0

Hey! Me and a buddy are going to be around that area in Mid-Dec. I'm moving on north eventually to Potrero to meet up with some climber friends. Not sure if I'm going to bring a rope, but if we can get our hands on one, I'm down to check out some routes around there for sure. Hit me up!


Josh.Thrash · · Port Townsend/Seattle · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 55

Cullen - I leave the 7th, but if you get here before then, PM me! Otherwise, there is a small and friendly community of climbers here that you'll probably quickly meet. Equipment seems to be in somewhat short supply, so I'd say bring a rope if you can and are serious about getting out.

Carter Nelson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 0

Hey there, I'm traveling alone though Guatemala right now, looking to be in Xela around the 10th or 11th for a week, but I'm flexible. Don't have a rope or draws but I brought along my shoes/harness/atc etc.

Josh, do you have some info about the local scene around Cerro Quemado? any contact info or places to meet up with people?

Paul Sobczak · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

you can contact Quetzaltrekkers they are based in Xela, they have a rotating cast of volunteers some of them are climbers. Either way they offer some epic multi-day hikes from Xela to Lake Atitlan amongst other places

Josh.Thrash · · Port Townsend/Seattle · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 55

The Gimnasio Principal, next to the Minerva market, is a great placed to meet local climbers. People generally climb on the small wall/bouldering project there every weeknight 5pm - 7ish, are hella friendly, and generally know a lot about the Cerro Quemado routes. On Sundays folks usually go out to Cerro Quemado to climb/boulder alongside the evangelical christians who are busy singing hymns/doing exorcisms etc. You can also check out climbxela.com for some more info. Have fun!

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