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Rock Climbing in Bolivia

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Peñas near La Paz

Aguila rock climbing area at Penas, Bolivvia

Climbing on the sandstone at Penas, just outside La Paz, Bolivia

 

There is now a small developed rock-climbing areas just outside the city of La Paz, up on the altiplano near the town of Peñas. Various sectors have been developed, all within ½ hour of the village of Peñas. There are now about 60 routes at grades from 3 to 6a, with a few harder lines as well. bear in mind, that at 4200m, with only 60% of sea level oxygen, a 6a will feel more like a 6c!

Aguila rock climbing area at Penas, Bolivia

Pictured above is the Aguila rock climbing sector at Penas.

For more information have a look at Davide Vitale's blog here:-

https://rockclimbinginpenas.wordpress.com/escalada-en-penas/

Photos on this page thanks to Davide.

 

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