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1. South America 1,472 routes in Region

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -61.989368, -16.443255

1.1. Argentina 138 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -65.102163, -36.081268

1.1.1. Buenos Aires 6 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.2. Catamarca 0 routes in Region

1.1.3. Chaco 0 routes in Region

1.1.4. Chubut 0 routes in Region

1.1.5. Córdoba 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

1.1.6. Corrientes 0 routes in Region

1.1.7. Entre Ríos 0 routes in Region

1.1.8. Formosa 0 routes in Region

1.1.9. Jujuy 0 routes in Region

1.1.10. La Pampa 0 routes in Region

1.1.11. La Rioja 0 routes in Region

1.1.12. Mendoza 16 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: -68.585171, -34.611220

1.1.13. Misiones 0 routes in Region

1.1.14. Neuquén 0 routes in Region

1.1.15. Río Negro 42 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -71.485879, -41.198168

1.1.16. Salta 0 routes in Region

1.1.17. San Juan 0 routes in Region

1.1.18. San Luis 0 routes in Region

1.1.19. Santa Cruz 71 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -72.889264, -49.293796

1.1.20. Santa Fe 0 routes in Region

1.1.21. Santiago del Estero 0 routes in Region

1.1.22. Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur 0 routes in Region

1.1.23. Tucumán 0 routes in Region

1.2. Bolivia 9 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -64.676089, -16.551613

1.2.1. La Paz 9 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -66.160476, -17.385955

1.3. Brazil 416 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -52.472663, -10.854555

Description:

Brazil is a large country with a lot of climbing potential. Historically most development has focused in the southeast in the states of 'São Paulo', 'Rio de Janeiro' and 'Minas Gerais' however there is now development happening elsewhere.

Styles cover almost everything, from bouldering and single pitch sport routes, to long alpine routes. Climbing gear is very expensive in Brazil (~2-3x what it costs in North America or Europe), making long multi-pitch sport routes more common than elsewhere.

Some guidebooks are easily available for more popular areas (see http://www.companhiadaescalada.com.br/livraria/livraria.htm) but many are only available locally and your best bet is to find a local to show you around. Climbers in Brazil are generally friendly and more likely than average to speak some English. Posting here: http://www.escaladabrasil.com/ may help you find a partner.

1.3.1. Brasília 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -47.794183, -15.781905

Unique Features And Strengths:

The capital of Brazil.

1.3.2. Minas Gerais 241 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -44.667221, -18.453568

Unique Features And Strengths:

The state of Minas Gerais holds unforgettable historical, architectural, and ecological riches. This state's name, which means "general mines," was inspired by the area's great mineral wealth.

Description:

Minas Gerais is one of the 26 states of Brazil. It ranks as the second most populous, the third by gross domestic product (GDP), and the fourth largest by area in the country. The state's capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, and is the sixth largest municipality in Brazil, after the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia and Fortaleza, but its metropolitan area is the third largest in Brazil with just over 5,500,000 inhabitants, after those of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Approach:

Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves, near Belo Horizonte, is the main point of entry to Minas Gerais. The domestic airport of Pampulha is more centrally located and closer to Belo Horizonte's main bus station, where connections to other parts of Minas and the country can be made. Bus travel between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro is feasible, but it is advisable to take leito (bed) bus service late at night and arrive in early in the morning.

1.3.3. Rio de Janeiro 4 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -42.858950, -22.812003

1.3.4. São Paulo 142 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: -48.464714, -22.501274

1.3.5. Santa Catarina 9 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -50.114626, -27.383458

1.3.6. Rio Grande do Sul 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -52.935978, -29.989581

1.4. Colombia 506 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -73.040481, 4.138637

1.4.1. Antioquia 25 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.570230, 6.915359

Description:

is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the central northwestern part of Colombia with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. Most of its territory is mountainous with some valleys, much of which is part of the Andes mountain range. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioquia

1.4.2. Boyacá 6 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

Boyacá is centrally located within Colombia, almost entirely within the mountains of the Eastern Cordillera to the border with Venezuela; Boyacá is known as "The Land of Freedom" because this region was the scene of a series of battles which led to Colombia's independence from Spain. The first one took place on 25 July 1819 in the Pantano de Vargas and the final and decisive battle known as the Battle of Boyacá was fought on 7 August 1819 at Puente de Boyacá. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyac%C3%A1_Department

1.4.3. Cundinamarca 376 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -74.104457, 4.790903

Description:

is one of the departments of Colombia. Its area covers 24.210 km,2 and it has a population of 2,280,037. It was created on August 5, 1886 under the constitutional terms presented on the same year. Cundinamarca is located in the center of Colombia and its capital is Bogotá. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cundinamarca_Department

History:

Over the last 20 years new climbing zones have emerged in the department.

1.4.4. Nariño 55 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -77.873765, 1.564162

Description:

is a department of Colombia named after Antonio Nariño. Its capital is San Juan de Pasto. It is in the west of the country, bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nari%C3%B1o_Department

1.4.5. Santander 41 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -73.491069, 6.696031

Description:

Santander is a department of Colombia. Santander inherited the name of one of the nine original states of the United States of Colombia. It is located in the central northern part of the country, east of the Magdalena River, bordered to the south and southeast by Boyacá, to the northeast by Norte de Santander Department, to the north by Cesar Department, and to the west by Bolivar and Antioquia Departments. Its capital is the city of Bucaramanga. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santander_Department

1.4.6. Tolima 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

Tolima is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region, in the center-west of the country. Tolima has a surface area of 23,562 km², and its capital is Ibagué. The department of Tolima was created in 1861 from a part of what was previously Cundinamarca. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolima_Department

1.5. Chile 56 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: -71.961119, -39.054012

1.5.1. El Maray 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.5.2. Santiago 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: -70.663815, -33.093585

1.5.3. San Pedro de Atacama 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.4. Laguna Sofia 0 routes in Crag

1.5.5. Cerro Dorotea 0 routes in Crag

1.5.6. Silla del Diablo 0 routes in Crag

1.6. Ecuador 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -78.793901, -1.386360

1.6.1. Quito 1 route in Crag

Summary:
Description:

1.7. French Guiana 0 routes in Region

1.7.1. Cayenne 0 routes in Crag

1.8. Guyana 0 routes in Region

1.8.1. Georgetown 0 routes in Crag

1.9. Falkland Islands 0 routes in Region

1.9.1. Stanley 0 routes in Crag

1.10. nevado del tolima 0 routes in Crag

1.11. Paraguay 0 routes in Region

1.11.1. Asuncion 0 routes in Crag

1.12. Peru 300 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -74.540214, -9.070314

Description:

1.12.1. Lima 72 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -76.924781, -12.119184

1.12.2. Cordillera Blanca 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Alpine and Trad

1.12.3. Cordillera de Huayuash 0 routes in Crag

1.12.4. Escuela de Roca 0 routes in Crag

1.12.5. Bosque de Piedras de Huayllay 0 routes in Crag

1.12.6. Huaraz 186 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -77.349707, -10.095262

Description:

Huaraz, located 415 kms north of Peru's capital Lima, is an outdoor lover's paradise. There are dozens of hiking and mountain bike trails.

It is an alpine climbing mecca with thousands of people coming here each year to complete epic tours up the Andes.

There are plenty of alpine climbing stores and there are some sport climbing stores scattered amongst them. The town center is the best place to find these stores

Getting there

There are night busses running from Lima everyday from most bus companies. The cost is between 70-135 PEN (sols) (26-46 USD). The three main bus companies are Cial: Chepest of the lot, however the 9 hour night ride is still very manageable. Movil Tours: Mid range Cruz Del Sur: Top of the line, however the 21:00-06:00 travel time brings very little advantage over Cial.

Where to stay

There are loads of hostels for all budgets. I can highly recommend Olaza. It is a mid range hostel costing 100 Sols per night per room. It is very very clean, well run, breakfast (with massive pot of coffe), hot water with great pressure located about 15min walk from the town center.

1.12.7. Quebrada Llaca 36 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.12.8. South America/Peru/ Cusco/ Pachar 0 routes in Crag

1.13. Suriname 0 routes in Region

1.13.1. Paramaribo 0 routes in Crag

1.14. Uruguay 0 routes in Region

1.14.1. Montevideo 0 routes in Crag

1.14.2. Minas 0 routes in Area

Description:

A region with some crags and a lot of potential/Una región con algunos points y un gran potencial

Approach:

130 km. from Montevideo (capital).

1.15. Venezuela 46 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -66.171821, 7.194966

1.15.1. Azulita 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.15.2. Caracas 40 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -66.878849, 10.472593

1.15.3. San Juan de los Morros 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown