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Rock Climbing in Colombia

Suesca

There are many nice routes at Suesca just an hour north of Bogota. Much of it is bolted and there is a good climbing and bouldering 'scene'. It's a lovely idyllic rural spot with camping as well and the weather in January is great! This is about as similar as Colombia gets to Arapiles in Australia!

Climbing at Suesca, Colombia

Bouldering at Suesca, Colombia

Faith in Religion

This guy really was abseiling of that statue of the Virgin Mary. Jesus!


Pulpito del Diablo

A tough climbing challenge in the Colombian mountains is the Pulpito del Diablo in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. It's a bizarre 60-70m high pinnacle on the slopes of the Pan de Acucar peak, with the summit at just under 5000m.

Pulpito del Diablo, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia

The 'normal' route is a two or three pitch climb up a crack system in near the north end of the east face. It's about 5.6 or 5.7 in grade, but at nearly 5000m it will feel harder. The pictures below show Colombian climber Leo on the crux of the first pitch.

Colombian climber Leo on the crux of the first pitch

The normal rock climbing route, Pulpito del Diablo, Colombia

 

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