5 climbing sites in Ecuador

We started 2020 with the desire to overcome our fears and exceed our limits. Every day is an opportunity to live an adventure, to enjoy our culture, nature and gastronomy. Today we want you to feel the adrenaline in 5 climbing sites in Ecuador. It is the time to endure, to get fit and get to know each corner of the country that has everything in one place, and of course with the best climate on the planet

Cuyuja

In this parish in the province of Napo, very close to Quito, there are rock climbing routes with heights up to 246 feet, a route for climbers with a high level of preparation and resistance. To reach the starting point you must take the Baeza road and pass through the town of Muluaco, from where you’ll ascend to the Páramo de la Virgen at 4200 masl, 30 minutes away from Papallacta, and following the path Cuyuja will be 20 minutes away. Among the greenery of the area, climbers enjoy dozens of adventure routes.

La rinconada

Located in the province of Imbabura, in the Angochagua locality, and it is one of the sites with the most rock climber visits. Its wall has several routes ranging from medium to high difficulty up to 98.5 feet high. This site is surrounded by vegetation and scenic beauty. In this area there are many communitarian entrepreneurships that offer accommodation and food services. Here thousands of adventurers test their strength and endurance.

Cocha Uma

This rock wall is part of the buffer zone at the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve. In this site there are more than 30 routes to enjoy the adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes. The climbing area is located at 3900 masl. Cocha Uma in Kichwa means Head Lagoon. The best climbing season range from March to September, an ideal site for summer time activities. Be sure to wear the appropriate gear and clothing for cold weather because sudden changes may occur. When you get to know this site you get the chance to support the community with the acquisition of food, tourist guidance and accommodation. This climbing site is located in the Zumbahua parish, two hours from Latacunga, Cotopaxi province.

Cojitambo

This is one of the three sacred mountains for the Cañari people. It is located 15.5 miles from Cuenca. It has more than 60 climbing tracks designed for different difficulty levels. There are walls up to 525 feet that you can climb in the southern Andes of Ecuador. You can reach Cojitambo by the Cuenca-Azogues highway and detouring at the site known as Cojitambo.

Tangán columns

In Sigchos, Cotopaxi province, rises one of the gems of climbing walls in Ecuador. The columns of Tangán that has a 1312 feet height and it originally belonged to the Incas, currently it is one of the best places to practice fissure climbing. It is a magnetic and mystic area. Its perfect architecture creates solid beams diametrically carved by nature, placed one on top of the other, an impressive image; when you touch them you can feel the heart of the Earth bumping, a reminder of a long ago extinct volcano that formed a crescent moon shape wall that remains one of the best climbing walls in the world.

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