Rock Climbing in South America
Some information on rock climbing in various countries can be reached from this index page.
Details of our climbing holidays in Brazil are on a separate page.
Rock climbing at 4300m, at Hatunmachay near Huaraz, Peru
The K2 climb to finish at the Cristo Redentor monument, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The following guidebooks are all reasonably easy to find (often only once you get to South America!!) and are reasonably accurate and useful.
Guia de Escaladas - Cerro Catedral (Spanish) by Rolando Garibotti.
Cerro Otto - Guia de Escaladas (Spanish)
Guia de Escaladas - Urca (Portuguese) by Flavio Deflon and Delson Queiroz
Guia de Escaladas do Itatiaia (Portuguese) by Alberto and Correa Guedes
Guia de Escaladas - Tres Picos (Portuguese) by Alexandre Portela and Sergio Tartari and Isabella de Paoli
Huaraz - Rock Climbing Guide -- a nice book that includes Hatunmachay, Los Olivos, Llaca and big wall routes on the Sphinx etc, plus lots of bouldering, widely available in Huaraz
Toposperu.com -- Online topos for some of the most popular areas
Patagonien (German, Spanish or Italian editions) by Gino Buscaini and Silvio Metzetlin
Patagonia Vertical - Rolando Garibotti, Sidhartha press