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Take in the dreamy surroundings of the Colombian countryside on an unforgettable rock climbing program!

From Bogota to Cartagena and back down to Cali, the wide variety of terrain and rock make this South American gem one of the most exciting places to climb in the world. Suesca takes the cake as the top climbing spot, but with the immense Andes and a substantial network of caves and canyons, there isn’t an inch of Colombia that isn’t worth its weight in climbing gold. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips in Colombia. The mountains are calling!

Rock Climbing in Colombia

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Colombia

What should I know about Rock Climbing Colombia?

Colombia is a tropical country in South America and the southernmost part of Central America. Bordering Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama, the vast geographic range and elevation differences throughout the country make it as diverse as it is beautiful. When it comes to rock climbing and outdoor recreation, Suesca is the most well-known spot, though there are plenty of other great destinations. La Mojarra has over 300 sandstone climbs in the Chicamocha National Park, though its biggest appeal is arguable the jaw-dropping views – consider staying at the Refugio de la Roca. The monolith of El Penol outside of Guatape also has phenomenal granite slabs to climb (as well as an iconic 750-step staircase), all the way up to 120-meter wall.

Why should I choose Colombia for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Tropical Adventure!

After a long day of working up a sweat on some sweet sandstone climbs, Colombia's vibrant culture and landscape allows you to explore one of it's unique and defining features. Pisba Natural National Park and the Cordillera de los Cobardes are just close enough to head into the countryside for a visually stunning and unforgettable journey that only Colombia can provide.

Everybody Can Climb!

Some areas have some pretty serious climbs and death-defying routes - I'm looking at you, Macheta and La Florian. Others, however, including the massive and well-developed Suesca area, have something for everyone, and a lot of it. Sport climbers in search of a quick day jaunt will be happy with Zipa and its notable 5.10s and 5.11s.

Unbelievable Views!

From a granite monolith rising 120 meters into the sky to moss overhangs looking out across lush rolling hills, you will most definitely be distracted by the unrelenting beauty of the Colombian countryside. Superbly green and picturesque, grab your camera and make sure you get proof of the incomparable landscape - words won't do it justice.

What can I expect from the weather in Colombia?

This tropical country has a few different climate regions, ranging from rain forest to mountain. Most of the country is within what is known as a warm altitude zone below 1,000 meters, where the temperatures routinely exceed 24 degrees (Celsius). Climbing areas can dip to as low as five degrees Celsius. Dry and hot weather is common in December, January, July, and August, while the rainy season occurs in April, May, October, and November.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Colombia?


What currency is accepted in Colombia?

Peso (COP)

How to Get There

Colombia has five international airports outside of major cities including Bogota, Medellin, and Baranguilla. Direct flights connect Bogota throughout North, Central, and South America. Domestic flights are available through Viva Colombia Airline. Buses allow access from Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela, and there is even speed boat access via Leticia to Peru and Brazil.

What’s the country code of Colombia?


What’s the high season for Rock Climbing in Colombia?

Rock climbing is a sport that can be enjoyed year-round in Colombia.

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Colombia



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I spent 5 days rock climbing with this guide. It was fantastic! A lot of fun and very safe!



This was absolutely phenomenal. Hernan not only brought me to some incredibly beautiful climbs, but he taught me so much. We got so many routes in, and it was one of the best experiences of my life getting to climb in Colombia. Suesca is absolutely beautiful, and anyone looking to climb here must go with Hernan. I cannot reccomend him enough.



Alex is a great guide, we had such a great time climbing !



Had a great time climbing with Hernan. He clearly knows the area very well and taught me a lot about climbing. Also great communication. Would definitely recommend!

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