What can people tell me about climbing in South America? I'm looking to take a quick trip, maybe 5 days of alpine, a few days of cragging. Because I am very limited on time, I'd like to maximize climbing so ease of access from a major airport is a concern. Let me hear your opinions and experiences!
Bogota, Colombia might be a good choice. You've got: Suesca 1hr away. Mostly trad but a lot of Sport, Solid rock, there's plenty of multi-pitch, around 400+ routes from 5.6 to 5.14b Machetá 1hr 15min. 100% Sport, pumpfest- overhang - badass... paradise, 5.11 to 5.14, around 100 routes Sutatausa 2hrs away I believe?? Sport/Trad, sweet spot, heard great things but never got the chance to climb there.