rock climbing close to La Paz - Bolivia
There are 150+ bolted routes distributed in three different sectors in the South of La Paz. It is only a 30 minute drive from the city center ! The conglomerate rock offers almost all different styles of rock climbing.
Muela del Diablo
The devil's tooth is a beautiful hike out of the urban area, yet close to the city. Once you reach the col between the 2 major peaks you'll find 10 bolted routes from which one leads to the highest point, where the view on La Paz, Illimani and the spirit Valley is overwhelming.
in the Altiplano between lake Titicaca and La Paz you'll find over 50 sport routes for all levels. There are also some multi pitch routes leading to the highest viewpoint around. The view on both lake Titicaca and the whole Cordillera real are spectacular. It is possible to stay several days at the convent of padre Antonio, a strong Italian priest & climber. From there you access summits like Chachacomani and Chearoco. Why not stay over for a night or two before you start climbing mountains?
A rather new sector, 1h30 drive from La Paz, with over 50 multi pitch routes (mostly 2 pitches). this is where the Bloqueando events (end of october) are held recently.
At he foot of Huayna Potosi there are over 50 sport routes (some multi pitches) on very good granit rock. At 4800m altitude, it is the perfect opportunity to get used to high altitude will having fun.
250m granit towers, open cracks, beautiful scenery - be good at trad climbing and open several first ascents ! 1h30 by car from La Paz, the approach takes 2-3 hours walking though.
Our UIAGM mountain guides will be pleased to lead alpine multi pitch rock climbing routes ! Especially the "Quimsa cruz" mountain chain gets more attention every year for its huge granit walls.
For more info and routes of Cordillera Quimsa Cruz: