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Acopán Tepui (also Akopán Tepuy)

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Acopán Tepui (also Akopán Tepuy) Rock Climbing 

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This Tepui is located in La Gran Sabana, Edo. Bolívar. Comprises the south section of the enormous Chimanta Massiff, close to the Pemón community called Yunek (

Most of the established climbs are on a south face, so stays in the sun almost all day. Best season is January-March, when is more dry. Temperatures can be hot in the day and chilly at night, but never extreme.

The rock is mostly excellent and steep. Walls are anywhere from 1000 to 2000 feet tall, in many cases overhanging on the top. Many roofs and ledges can be found. There are about 15 climbs already ascended in this area. Most of them are all free and grade IV or V. Is a great place for such endeavors.

The access is pretty easy. You MUST contract a guide in Yunek (porters are also available), PLEASE respect this rule and include it in your budget. Is the ONLY thing they ask from climbers to grant the access. Don't be a cheap bastard and avoid inducing future access issues with the local community.

Getting There 

Fly from Santa Elena de Uairen to Yunek, then hike 2 to 3 hours to the Base Camp. From there is 1 hour to the closest wall. The guides are familiar with the climbs and the logistics.

Climbing Season

For the South America area.

Weather station 62.7 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Acopán Tepui (also Akopán Tepuy)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Acopán Tepui (also Akopán Tepuy):
Rey Araguato (Araguato King)   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Rey Araguato (Araguato King) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  South America : Venezuela : Acopán Tepui (also Akopán...
An excellent and adventurous climb over steep and good rock. A few loose rock spots are encountered, but they are short and easy to pass. Some wild pitches negotiate the big overhangs. Pitches one through six are phenomenal, while pitches 7 and 8 are a bit vegetated, still fun, and allow passage to the summit.P1 - 5.10a, 50 meters. Climb up the chimney system. It is cleaner to start on the right side, under a big crack/chimney and traverse left on horizontal cracks on the face into the main chi...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Karsten Duncan
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 21, 2010
How much should you expect to spend on a guide and porters?
By m-earle
From: USA
Apr 27, 2013
I was here in the Feb '12, and the folks in yunek were charging about 40 usd per person, per day of portering- for a 15 kilo bag.

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