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8-Day Ecuador volcanic rock climbing trip

8-Day Ecuador volcanic rock climbing trip 1

Come to Ecuador and climb its amazing multi-pitch routes in a 8-day trip. Do it with Camilo, ASEGUIM Aspirant Guide from Ecuador.

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Andes

8 Days

All year

Fit

Beginner


Description

Join me on this 8 day rock adventure in the highlands of Ecuador! A program aimed at beginners and intermediate climbers.

Ecuador has become one of the best countries for a rock climbing experience. That is because the local Ministry of Tourism has developed many new sport climbing spots and also improved the existing ones. Most of them are in the highlands of Ecuador. There, you will learn a lot about the indigenous culture, which is rich and vibrant.

Please find more details of the program at the bottom of this page. Routes can vary depending on participants’ expertise.

If you want to be part of this adventure send your request to book the trip. It’ll be my pleasure to guide you on the volcanic rocks of Ecuador!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - Sigsipamba

The trip starts in Quito, where we will set the basic skills for sport rock climbing in Sigsipamba, a beautiful volcanic andesitic rock area 30 minutes from Quito. Overnight in Quito.

Day 2: Santa Clara Alta

We climb in Santa Clara Alta, a natural and pristine spot in the Avenue of the Volcanoes.  To get to the rock face we have to walk for about 35 minutes through the forest, crossing the Pita River. Overnight in Quito.

Day 3: Riobamba - La Chorrera

Drive to Riobamba, 3 hours from Quito.  From Riobamba we head to La Chorrera, a basalt lava flow from the Chimborazo volcano. Spend the whole day climbing and in the afternoon we return to Riobamba for a good dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Preparation for Cojitambo

We return to La Chorrera for our second day at this mazing climbing spot. This day we star our multi-pitch instruction, preparing for Cojitambo! Overnight in Riobamba.

Day 5: Azoguez - Cojitambo

Early in the morning we head to Azoguez. After a 4-hour drive we arrive to the capital city of the Cañar Province. From Azogues we take a paved road to Cerro Cojitambo (30 min), one of the best places for rock climbing in Ecuador. We climb all day. Night in Cojitambo or Azoguez.

Day 6: Multi-pitch route

We start the multi-pitch climb! After a morning warm up-climb we have a multi pitch clinic and the first climb of a 3-pitch – 5.8 YDS (4th) grade route.

Day 7: La Langarota - Pepita de oro - Cuenca

Final day of the trip. We climb 2 of the most iconic routes in Cojitambo: La Langarota (8 pitches, 220m, 5,10c) and Pepita de oro (4 pitches, 100m, 5,11b). If we have more time we climb some other multi pitch route – there are many to choose from!!! After a long climbing day we go to Cuenca to have a celebration dinner and beer. We’ll spend our final night in Cuenca, a World Heritage City.

Day 8: Back to Quito

Late in the morning we leave Cuenca heading to Quito. Arrive in Quito around 7 pm. End of the program.

 

Details

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Temperature goes around 10°C - 25°C (50°F – 77°F). Altitude range goes around 2600m to 3600m (8530 ft. - 11800 ft.) In all the trip, we will have access to electricity, stores and accommodation.

Meeting point

Quito

About the guide

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Camilo

Mountain Guide

ASEGUIM Aspirant Guide from Ecuador

I`m a passionate of adventure, nature sports and culture. As a kid, I used to go with my family to hiking, climbing and camping trips. My love for the mountains and nature comes from my dad!

I`ve been in the mountains all my life and I found a way to work in what I love. I`m an Eco-tourism graduate and after that I started my international mountain guide career in Ecuador.

I have been guiding since 2009 and almost every year I go to Peru or Bolivia. I lived for 2 years in Huaraz, Peru in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca area climbing and guiding.

My goal is to offer an experience in the mountains that will keep with you for a long time; during the climbing trips, I will explain the history, culture and biology of the environment we are in.

I you are interested in this different aspect of mountaineering and climbing, contact me!

Languages

German | English


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