Located in the center of the Ecuadorian Andes, the San Juan sector of Chimborazo Province offers one of the most versatile rock climbing sites in the area.
Day 1 begins at the Geotours office, where you will be outfitted with the proper climbing and safety equipment before traveling in our comfortable van to the Wildlife Reserve of Chimborazo. From the parking lot you will enjoy the stunning scenery at a starting altitude of 4,800 meters (15,750 feet). We begin our ascent along the challenging limestone cliffs and arrive at our destination of 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) where the glacier starts. After eating our lunch, we will depart the Park. When we arrive at the San Juan camping area we will first prepare our tents and then talk about the awesome climb of the day! After watching a beautiful sunset and enjoying dinner, we will have time to rest for the next exciting day!
Day 2 will begin with breakfast at 8:00, then we will head back to Chimborazo for our first climb of the day. We will start with an easier route, technical level 5a, to warm up and familiarize ourselves with the rocks. We have the rest of the day to follow any of several different routes and challenges. The ultimate endurance test! We recommend that you relax your muscles and take advantage of the natural hot springs in Baños after our return from this fantastic and challenging trip!
Departure: 8:30 on Day 1
Return: 20:00 on Day 2