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Cuyuja Crag

Cuyuja Crag Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: -0.38178, -78.07206 View Map  Incorrect?
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Far right side of the Cuyuja Crag with some good 6...

A sport crag located nearby the closest highway from Quito to the Amazon basin. 

This mostly shady crag has great access as it is within a regional park that has recently opened to facilitate camping, parking, and greater services for visiting climbers.

Route topos and more information in spanish can be found on the Monodedo website here. , starting on page 11 in the PDF.

The rock is mostly very strong basalt. It can be a bit dirty due to rain and overhanging plant/dirt terrain above. Banos despite the dust is a much cleaner basalt cliff.

The basalt has a relatively grippy texture and anchors/bolts are mostly solid. Average route height is probably 20m with a few multi-pitch or up to 60m long 5.12+ to 5.13 enduro routes with many more waiting to be established.

Getting There 

Approx. 2hrs. from downtown Quito without traffic over a 13,000' volcanic pass on highway 28C past Papallacta Hot Springs then 20 minutes downhill to Cuyuja. Closer distance from the eastern suburbs of Cumbaya.

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Weather station 25.3 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the Cuyuja cliff towards the sma...
Looking down from the Cuyuja cliff towards the sma...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some of the hot springs in the nearby town of Papa...
Some of the hot springs in the nearby town of Papa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another Cuyuja classic.
Another Cuyuja classic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eli leading Bongoso (6b) at Cuyuja Crag.
Eli leading Bongoso (6b) at Cuyuja Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Karla Reigler on a short 6a closest to the camping...
Karla Reigler on a short 6a closest to the camping...
Rock Climbing Photo: Traffic jam on a busy weekend at Cuyuja Crag, one ...
Traffic jam on a busy weekend at Cuyuja Crag, one ...
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