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Cerro Quemado

  • Grade context: US
  • Photos: 2
  • Ascents: 34
  • Aka: Quetzaltenango
  • Aka: Xela
  • Aka: Xelajú

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Summary

Quetzaltenango (also known as Xela or Xelajú) is the second largest city of Guatemala and a spiritual center. The climbing is located on Cerro Quemado.

Description

The climbing in Xela offers a very particular visual and cultural attraction and that is because on Cerro Quemado is a very important center of spiritual and religious rituals since pre-Hispanic times. The color of the surrounding villages mixed with the rituals performed near the climbing areas produce a very special effect for visitors and climbers outside the place.

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