Join Felipe, ASEGUIM aspirant guide, for a crack climbing tour in a hidden gem of the Ecuadorian Andes. Meet him in Quito and discover the stunning Columns of Tangan!
Would you like to feel the thrill of crack climbing in a newly discovered spot of the Andes? Then come to Quito and let me take you to the fascinating Columns of Tangan!
Rock climbing in Ecuador is on the rise. In addition to the new routes that are constantly opening, it is thought that there are still many places to explore. The Columns of Tangan, discovered in 2016, open the map to a region with many hidden gems.
These basalt walls are in the Sigchos Canton, within the Cotopaxi Province, at an altitude of 2,000 m a.s.l. Surrounded by a lush forest and roaring waterfalls, they feature natural cracks, probably formed long time ago by the lava of the nearby Illiniza Volcano.
For our 2-day outing, we will meet in Quito and drive 2 ½ hours to the Columns of Tangan. Once there, we will enjoy 2 days of crack climbing on these amazing over 80-meter rocks. Furthermore, we will spend the night in a scenic mountain hut of the area and enjoy some delicious local food.
Please note that this trip is specially intended for first-timers. My goal is to teach you the basic skills of crack climbing. However, you should have a good fitness level: we’ll need to walk 2-km (downhill and uphill) to reach the base of the Columns.
So, if you want to experience a crack climbing adventure in a recently discovered area of the Ecuadorian Andes, please contact me. Let’s meet in Quito and go to the awesome Columns of Tangan!
07:00 am: Meeting in Quito. Car transfer to the Columns of Tangan.
10:00 am: Arrival. Local brunch
11:00 am: Climbing time
05:30 pm: Dinner
08:00 am: Breakfast
09:30 am: Start climbing
03:00 pm: Departure from Columns of Tangan.
07:00 pm: Arrive to Quito
Tangan mountain huts (equipped with mattresses and blankets - sleeping bag recommended).
Paseo San Franciso, Cumbaya (Quito)
Other gear: Climbing shoes / Sleeping bag and sleeping pad / Warm and rain clothes / Trad climbing rack optional
Felipe is one of Ecuador´s most motivated climbers. He has climbed 20 Big walls in the last years, including ascents in Alaska, Colorado, Chile, Peru and Colombia. He is one of Ecuador´s route developers and author of the guidebooks Rutas de Escalada en Ecuador. He knows all the climbing areas and he is constantly opening new routes and discovering locations. Felipe is a North Face Athlete.
Great day of climbing in a beautiful location with an excellent guide. Thanks Felipe for a perfect day of climbing.
Group of 1
USD 243 Each
Group of 2
USD 181 Each
Group of 3
USD 140 Each
Group of 4
USD 124 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
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