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Bolivia Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 15,000'
Location: -16.5625, -68.1262 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: David Kider on Feb 17, 2008
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Classic Climbing Routes in Bolivia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bolivia:
The Normal Route   Steep Snow     Snow, Grade II   Huayna Potosi
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Featured Route For Bolivia
Rock Climbing Photo: On top of the south summit

Normal Route   South America : Bolivia : Illimani Massif
Climb to the Nido de Condor (Condor's Nest) 17,880 ft. Most make a high camp here and assault the summit. Follow the ridgeline until you come to a bergschrund cross this on the left and then climb a steep section trending right. You will reach a false summit. From here follow the ridge right to the pico sur (south summit)....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Bolivia Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Pequeno Alpamayo in the Condoriri Group. ...
Climbing Pequeno Alpamayo in the Condoriri Group. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking into the Condoriri Group.  2010.
Hiking into the Condoriri Group. 2010.
Rock Climbing Photo: Condoriri Range
Condoriri Range
Rock Climbing Photo: near La Paz Bolivia
near La Paz Bolivia
Rock Climbing Photo: Illimani over la Paz.
Illimani over la Paz.

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By Kurt Johnson
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 7, 2008
I was just about to buy my ticket to Bolivia for a month-long climbing trip until I read this post. Now that I know that there's just one small crag there, man am I glad I didn't waste all that money! At least I know that if I ever do go, I'll find it downhill somewhere on the right.
By agapito
Dec 11, 2008
Bolivia has a wealth of rock climbing and mountaineering opportunities and the one mentioned in the overview is known as Aranjuez, in the southern part of the city of La Paz, accessible via taxi or mini-bus from anywhere in the city. Aranjuez is an area of smooth bowling ball-type conglomerate sport climbing, mostly gently overhanging and ranging from 30 to 60 feet long routes, entirely sport. Grades are in the French system ranging from 5 to 7b or so.

Also accessible from La Paz is the volcanic sport climbing area of Curahuara de Carangas, accessed by any bus heading to Arica, Chile and at an altitude of around 14,000 feet, 2 hours from La Paz in bus. Further along this route there is endless bouldering potential around Sajama that has rarely been explored. The rock is all volcanic and mostly very crumbly, but within these literally oceans of boulders, there are some gems.
By Ben Mahaffey
Sep 23, 2009
I will be tentatively going down to La Paz for a few months and was thinking about bringing a trad and sport rack. does anyone have any opinions of what to bring, there is only a little bit of info on here and it is all sport stuff, so should i not even bring the rack and just bring draws?

By alexander von ungern
May 15, 2014
Well the small crag in the bottom of la Paz was most probably el Peñon with 16 bolted routes. the 2 other sectors of Aranjuez are on the left and right side of the Valley, cumulating over 100 bolted routes on conglomerate rock, then comes thebeautiful hike up to the muella del diablo and its 7 bolted routes, on the way to lake titicaca (from al paz) comes Peñas which is developing quickly and has multi pitch and sport routes, and at the Zongo pass, at the foot of Huayna Potosi are aprox 40 bolted sport routes and a big potential for trad climbing as it is granite rock. (for trad climbers, consider quimsa cruz and granite towers of Hampaturi)

This is for la paz and surroundings. might be of help

All the best !!
By Gerard Mazi
Jul 30, 2017
There is a hidden climbing gem in Bolivia, which I think is what agapito is referring to. I got a chance to do some rock scrambling as part of a tour of the salt flat. Just wish I had some climbing gear with me.
The place, located deep in the Atacama desert has amazing potential for bouldering and single pitch trad. Located near the Laguna Negra region south of Uyuni. At 14,000 feet, however, every move is exhausting.

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