Colombia Classic Rock Climbing Trip

November - December 2022

Private Accommodation & Transportation

Stay at Eco-Lodge Perched Upon the Cliffs

World-Class Rock Climbing with Expert Local Guide

Challenge your abilities and learn new techniques at the best rock climbing destinations in Colombia, each boasting unique and memorable accommodations to compliment the awesome rock climbing experience. When not climbing, you will have a chance to go on a rafting adventure in San Gil, explore the Colombian countryside and fall in love with the local culture!

Why Take This Tour?

Challenge yourself with 7 days of climbing at the best climbing destinations in Colombia. Your expert local guide will show you an amazing variety of rock types and climbing styles and help you progress throughout the trip.

Wake up to inspiring views and immerse yourself in laid-back climbing culture at Refugio la Roca eco-lodge, perched on the edge of La Mojarra climbing park. Relax and enjoy the perfect balance of chill accommodation and easy access to the rock, which means you can take your time in the morning and fuel up with delicious breakfast and sip locally produced coffee. For maximum enjoyment, show yourself some love with a stretch/yoga warm up routine in the cute yoga house with a million dollar view before heading down to the rocks to climb.

Fall in love with the vibrant Colombian culture.

Rafting and other exciting activities in San Gil will keep the adrenaline flowing while we rest our climbing muscles!

Improve your technique and have a great time in the company of other climbers!

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Trip Details

Trip Details


$2,460 per person (based on double occupancy)

*$1000 USD deposit required to book your spot 15 days before tour departure.

Departure Dates

  • November 19th
  • November 26th
  • December 3rd

Meeting point

Bogota airport


10 days, 9 nights

Group size

Minimum: 2
Maximum: 8

Participation requirements

  • 18+
  • Suitable for all climbers


  • 7 days climbing at the two most important destinations in Colombia with your expert guide
  • 1 thrilling whitewater rafting sidetrip (other options available)
  • Private transportation throughout
  • Private accommodation throughout (shared options are available at reduced cost)
  • Welcome dinner included on day 1
  • Optional celebration dinner on your last night
  • All breakfasts
  • Cultural side tours
  • Group climbing equipment provided

*For personal equipment and packing list see below*

Not included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff

Personal Equipment Packing List

  • 2 pairs of rock climbing shoes in good condition;
  • harness;
  • belay device;
  • safety tether;
  • helmet;
  • sporty clothes;
  • swim shorts;
  • sun hat;
  • runners or approach shoe;
  • good quality sunscreen;
  • travel insurance that covers climbing;
  • trip cancellation insurance recommended;

You must provide proof of negative Covid Test for entry into Colombia

DAY 1. Arriving in Bogota & transfer to Suesca:

Your guide will greet you at the airport and drive you to Suesca. Bogota is busy and noisy, so we’ll go straight to the rocks and enjoy clean air en el campo! You’ll have an option to climb or explore the town depending on what time you arrive. Don’t be surprised if you feel a bit tired – Suesca sits at 2,500m elevation! In the evening, as part of your warm welcome to Colombia, we invite you to dinner. We’re so glad you could make it!

Accommodation – beautiful private cabin in front of the rocks for easy access to the climbing area and inspiring views.

DAY 2. First climbing adventures:

Today your expert lead guide will take you to a fun warm-up crag to get familiar with your skills and go through some basic teaching and instruction to set you up for a safe and enjoyable trip.

Accommodation – cabin by the rocks.

DAY 3. Full day of climbing:

By now, you’ll be feeling more comfortable in Colombia, and your guide will show you some climbs that push your limits and help you work on your technique. There’s a big variety in the rock at Suesca, so lots of opportunities to try new things!

Accommodation – cabin by the rocks.

DAY 4. Drive to San Gil and rest your climbing muscles:

Right away, you will notice a difference in the air. Friendly people and a warm climate make for a beautiful side trip to San Gil. And the local rafting run is a world-class trip led by highly qualified bilingual guides. Simply put, the Class V Rio Suarez is a must-do while we are in Santander province. If you don’t want to go rafting, that’s fine – there are lots of fun activities you can do to get a feel for the colourful local culture and the beautiful landscape!

Accommodation – comfortable hotel.

DAY 5. Class V rafting adventure on the Rio Suarez:

After breakfast, we’ll meet at the rafting office downtown, and then drive out to the river and bash our way through the big waves and frothing holes led by the best guides and kayakers in the country. After the awesome rafting tour, lunch, and a shower, it’s time to drive to La Mojarra climbing area. The goal is to leave San Gil in time to enjoy the scenic drive across the Chicamocha Canyon in daylight. Most likely, we will arrive and check in at the eco-lodge after dark, but that just means you will wake up in the morning and see the amazing views for the first time!

Accommodation – beautiful eco lodge – option for private room or comfortable bed in shared room.

DAY 6. Rise and Shine! It’s time to explore new rocks at La Mojarra:

The eco lodge is built directly on top of the cliffs, so you can take your time to enjoy a coffee, stretch out in the yoga house, and eat a big breakfast to fuel up for a full day of climbing. Whenever you’ve had enough for one day, or if you want to go back up the stairs to the restaurant for lunch, the climbing areas are only 5 minutes from the lodge.

Accommodation – option for private room or shared.

DAY 7. Awesome full day of climbing:

Now that you’re settled in La Mojarra, your guide will show you the best classic climbs, and you can push your limits on the beautiful sandstone! At the end of the climbing day, you will feel at home in this amazing place run by climbers, for climbers. Best climbing atmosphere in all of Colombia!

Accommodation – private room or shared.

DAY 8. Explore new cliffs:

Today is a great opportunity to pick out some new projects at different sections of the cliff and enjoy fresh views of the spectacular canyon below. Climb until you’re tired and then relax with your new friends at the lodge with cold beers and a delicious dinner.

Accommodation – private room or shared.

DAY 9. Last full day of climbing and dinner party:

Last chance to challenge yourself and put your skills to the test! Organize your tick list of coveted routes over breakfast, then chalk up and send! Your guides and new friends will cheer you on, and tonight we all celebrate with a big feast.

Accommodation – private room or shared.

DAY 10. Farewell and onward travel plans:

Today we say goodbye to the friendly lodge staff at Refugio la Roca and farewell to the climbers we’ve grown close to during our stay. Whenever you need to get to the airport we will drive you to Bucaramanga. From there you can begin your onward travel plans.

Thank you for making this Colombia climbing adventure with South America Rocks fun and memorable!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

You don’t need to be an expert to have a safe and fun climbing experience at Suesca and La Mojarra. There are a variety of walls and routes with beginner friendly grades and South America Rocks always employs expert guides to manage a safe and fun experience.

Yes, there are restaurants with a wide variety of vegetarian friendly options. And your guides are more than happy to make a special trip to the local market to pick up all the healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables you desire to munch on through your trip.

Don’t worry, airport staff are easygoing and helpful and once you exit into the arrivals area we will pick you up and take you to the hotel to meet the rest of the group.

Good to Know

  • Option to purchase an add-on package to explore and climb another beautiful area in Colombia – Ex. let South America Rocks organize a fun and colourful climbing package in Medellin, including guide, food and accommodation to suit your budget.
  • For extra vertical adventure, ask about a guided multi-pitch rock climb up the awesome Suesca rock formation.
  • Or get private instruction on the fine art of trad climbing and how to place gear and build anchors
  • Make sure your climbing equipment is in good condition and bring a backup pair of climbing shoes. The climbing area is far from any climbing shops.
  • You can purchase additional days of climbing at SUESCA just outside Bogota.
  • Colombia is a lot safer than you think, Bogota and the other major cities are very modern
  • Bogota tap water is safe to drink, but a bit bleachy
  • Purchase drinking water at the climbing area, or bring a good quality water filter.

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