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Rock Climbing

About This Adventure

Altitude - 3,500m (11,482ft)

Best months to go: All year

Ecuador is located on the equator between Colombia to the north and Peru to the south, it may be one of the smallest countries in South America, but it's also one of the most diverse. From Pacific beaches to the west to glaciated volcanoes in the center to Amazon rainforests in the east, it's got a little bit of everything. It's small size makes it easy to get around in as well.

Mostly known for its Volcanos, Climbing is a growing recreational pursuit in Ecuador, with climbing gyms and climbing companies introducing people to rock and ice. 

There are many great areas to rock climb in Ecuador, varying in difficulty for the amateur to the proficient climber.


All our Rock Climbing - Ecuador itineraries are bespoke and designed for you and your group. We offer many other activities in the local area. Why not pamper yourself after climbing with a visit to the Papallacta Hot Springs and continue your adventures with the many activities on offer in the Banos area (rafting, canyoning, zip line and more)

Here is a look at a few areas we offer.

Cocha Uma 

The massive province of Cotopaxi runs down the western mountain of Ecuador and contains lots of great cragging. Among its most astonishing places are the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon and a hidden gem called Cocha Uma. This last one belongs to the Zumbahua parish in the highlands, located 3 hours outside Quito, with one of the most beautiful skylines in the entire world.

This place offers 31 vertical routes with a variety of problems to climb from quality slabs, amazing arêtes, overhanging walls on crimps and cracks, to huge roofs. There are lines that go from 10 to 80 meters high that are every climbers dream or nightmare.


Santa Clara
Located 1.5 hours south of Quito in El Cantón Rumiñahui, Santa Clara is a great spot boasting about 50 routes of various difficulties and styles ranging from 5.9 to 5.13b in the Yosemite Decimal System. The routes here are tall and bolted with many options to choose from.

The setting of Santa Clara is particularly beautiful, as it is located in a sort of public nature reserve.



In the Community of Sissipamba where the wall known as Machuco is located, hidden between a green plain , a forest and a couple of houses. From it hang ropes for expert and amateur climbers.


With 31 routes to explore, this are from the 5th to 8a/8b level. There are no obstacles for the inexperienced. Machuco's structure allows beginners and even the most skilled climbers to climb it



Day 1 - Monday

Arrive in Quito

Day 2 - Tuesday

Climbing in Sigsipamba area

Day 3 - Wednesday

Climbing in Santa Claras area

Day 4 - Thursday

Climbing in Cocha Uma area

Day 5 - Friday

Papallacta Hot Springs

Day 6 - Saturday

Rest day

Day 7 - Sunday

Banos Adventure Activities

Day 8 - Monday

Transfer to airport, fly home

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We know you must have lots of questions...

Check out our Rock Climbing Ecuador FAQ's!

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