Rock Climbing in Cojitambo – Ecuador Andes
Located high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador is the small village of Cojitambo. The site is famous for its ancient Inca ceremonial and archeological site, but is also a popular location for outdoor activities like rock climbing and mountain biking.
With 500 foot walls, the volcanic cliffs around Cojitambo attract climbers from around the world the world that are drawn to the adrenalin rush they provide. From the cliffs you can appreciate the stunning views of the valley and Inca ruins below.
There is hundreds of trad routes that range from beginner to novice up to 5.14 grades. Historically, the routes were originally laid out by locals with homemade gear, but today the routes are secured and maintained professionally.
The most popular location for rock climbing is the Cojitambo Hill. Located at a height of 3076 meters (10,090 feet). It is one of the best climbing locations in the country and holds the title as having the best Latin rock climbing wall.
The popular city of Cuenca is located 25 km (15 miles) South West. There is private transportation available to Cojitambo from hostels and hotels in Cuenca. You can also take the bus from the Cuenca terminal with one change in Azogues to get a bus to Cojitambo. Climbing areas are accessible by foot and car from the town.
Where to Stay
If you are looking for relaxing and social accommodation with available climbing equipment, this local cottage is a perfect stay. It is ideally located within walking distance to many of the areas climbing routes. With two rooms that can accommodate 5 people each, it is perfect for groups and individuals looking to meet fellow climbers. It includes a kitchen, roasting area and a hangout area. Guides and equipment for climbing, biking and hiking are available.
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