Ecuador is a South American gem. The Andes, the great South American mountain range, provide all forms of climbing on many types of rock. Climbing ranges from bouldering and sport cragging to mountaineering. You can climb as high as 20,702 feet on Ecuador’s iconic volcanos Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, and Cayambe.
Whatever you are looking for, Ecuador has it all. Climbing is taking off in Ecuador and we are constantly developing new routes and finding new areas to explore. Breathtaking destinations, surrounded by rainforest, rivers, permanent glaciers and all the landscapes you can imagine await you. Climbing opportunities abound ranging from day trips to serious expeditions. There is incredible climbing all over the country. We can help you create the perfect customized trip for you. For more information, please send us an email or call us.
4 DAY CAYAMBE PROGRAM
Cayambe is a beautiful 5.790 m / 18.996 ft active volcano that is located inside of the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve in the western Andean mountain chain 60 km north of Quito. It is the third highest elevation in Ecuador and one of the most visited by mountaineers due to its beauty and low demand of technical knowledge.
This 4-day program is recommended for people who have already acclimatized to the altitude in Ecuador and are in good physical condition. In a short preparation process, we will not only visit the beautiful Andean scenes that surround this immense volcano, but we will also be able to experience the traditions and cultural richness of the indigenous peoples who live in this zone in the country.
6 DAY COTOPAXI PROGRAM
Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m / 19.347 ft) lies two hours south of Quito inside of the National Park which shares its name. It is the second tallest mountain in the country and is one of the most visited natural attractions because of its unique, beautiful shape and the gorgeous surrounding Andean landscapes. It is without a doubt, the most frequented mountain in Ecuador by mountaineers from around the world.
This 6-day program is designed to reach the summit of this imposing volcano through a series of preparatory climbs that will help us to be in shape physically, acclimatize more easily and progressively, and allow us the chance to enjoy beautiful locations within the Ecuadorian Andes.
12 DAY COTOPAXI AND CHIMBORAZO PROGRAM
Created especially for people who like heights, this program is designed to reach the summits of the two highest volcanoes in the Ecuadorian Andes, Cotopaxi (5.897 m / 19.347 ft) and Chimborazo (6.310 m / 20.702 ft), through a progressive acclimatization, physical and technical training program.
Cotopaxi Volcano lies two hours south of Quito inside of the National Park which shares its name. It is the second tallest mountain in the country and is one of the most visited natural attractions because of its unique, beautiful shape and the gorgeous surrounding Andean landscapes. It is without a doubt, the most frequented mountain in Ecuador by mountaineers from around the world.
Chimborazo, also known as the “King of the Ecuadorian Andes”, not only has the highest elevation in the country, but it is also considered the tallest point on Earth because it lies the farthest distance from the center of the planet. The first ascent was recorded to be achieved by Edgard Whymper, mountaineer and scientist, in 1880 who thought at the time that it was the tallest mountain in the world.
Ecuador provides multiple rock climbing areas. Bouldering, sport climbing and amazing traditional climbing on basalt columns. Different landscapes make all this rock climbing areas: not only a exceptional climbing destination but also a place to admire nature. Rock climbing in Ecuador can be done year around in different environments, elevations and types of rock.