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Summary

High quality sport climbing on featured volcanic tuff.

Description

Although named for the iconic "Standing Rock" formation, the majority of the climbing can be found in a nearby canyon. The routes are well bolted and generally of high quality. The rock Is highly featured with an abundance of crimps, horns and huecos. Much of the climbing is technical in nature and gently overhanging with many power-endurance testpieces. With great camping options and short approaches, Piedra Parada offers some of the finest sport climbing in South America.

Access issues

A registration book can be found at the entrance to the canyon which can help the park authority in the event of an emergency.

Approach

From the canyon gate, walk through the winding canyon to find any of more than 35 sectors. Some are tucked away in side canyons, but most are quite easy to find using the details and topos in the guidebook.

Where to stay

There are two paid campsites nearby, as well as free camping on the south side of the river.

Ethic

Predominantly bolted, though a few trad routes exist. All routes are well recorded, so no excuse for retro-bolting.

History

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This location was primarily developed as part of the Petzl RocTrip in 2012. Development by local climbers has continued since then, and the excellent guidebook is now in it's second edition.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
El Alero Sector
18
28
21m
La Penca Sector
3
12
17m
Ortigas Sector
20
45
27m
El Circo Sector
28
29
30m

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