Valle de Aranjuez Rock Climbing
Valle de Aranjuez is the major rock climbing area near to the city of La Paz. Over 100 properly bolted routes are avilable with proper anchors. The difficulty goes from 5a to 8a (French system)
The rock is a redish conglomerate wich could be loose in some areas but this is something that doesn't happens often.
The area is only sport climbing so don't bother to bring any crash pads or traditional gear, it will be useless.
Bring a helmet, after raining season (Nov. to Feb./Mar.) could be some loose small rocks. Also a set of 20 quickdraws will be enough and a rope of 60m.
There is some multi pich climbing in the area.
Any minubus, micro or trufi that goes to Aranjuez, Mallasa and zoo area. Get off at the "Puente Barrio Amor de Dios" to go to el Penon or Las Alas area. To get to la Galleta, get off at "Bartolina" park.
You can take a taxi too, or another option is to take the Puma Katari bus (to Chasquipampa if you are in downtown) and get off near the tennis club stop, then you will have to walk for 5 - 10 min. to the area.
Fron La Paz city downtowon it could take 20 to get there, it depends on the traffic.
There is basicaly no aproach, just no more that 5 minutes walk form the main road.
Climbing Season For the South America area.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
22 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Valle de Aranjuez
The Goulash 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a South America
: ... : Peñon
Fun chimney climb in between the two main rocks facing the concrete playground. Uses the first few bolts on the left side before finishing on the right side. Not as much an established climb as a fun little diversion, with different style climbing from the rest of the wall, taking advantage of the bolts already in the wall. Its a bit dirty but actually a ton of fun and looks harder than it is....[more] Browse More Classics in International