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rock climbing

Rock climbing is not widely practised in Ecuador but you can find several established sites and a few artificial walls in the Andes region. There are undoubtedly hundreds of other great locations throughout the country still waiting to be conquered. The sport is known as escalada deportiva in Spanish.


Baños – the strong basalt rock in the area provides good climbing opportunities. Contact agencies in town for more information.

Cuyuja – in this site, south of Papallacta on the Quito –Baeza road there are two 75m+ climbs

Cajas National Park

Cojitambo, near Cuenca

Playas - El Cerro del Muerto

Climbing walls

Baños – located in Parque Aventura in the el Recreo district.

Guayaquil – in the Federación Deportiva de Guayas.

22m high, open 9am -8pm, courses for teenagers every day at 16:30, 2 week training course 080890643




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