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Panama Rock Climbing

Via Principal, Boquete 507, Panama
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Ranked #19 of 42 Activities in Boquete
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Sports
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Owner description: Boquete is the center of rock climbing and rappelling in Panama!With last volcanic eruption of Baru volcano 500 years ago, massive flows of lava covered great part of the region creating solid basalt rock walls all over the valley. Like a masterpiece of art, nature created incredible and unique geometrical columns of rock with vertical and horizontal curvatures. Now, almost 500 years after this volcanic event, a group of local climbers leaded by Canadian climber Gary Henning exposed the rock formations to the world and safety developed the first climbing routes. Then local climbers established the first organized Tour guide service calling it Panama Rock Climbing.A decade after and following the same tradition of good practices and quality of climb development, Panama Rock Climbing continues offering the same professional hi quality tours, guiding services and supporting the development of rock climbing.Now a day, travelers and mountaineers from all over the world visit Boquete and try Panama rock climbing's famous routes suitable for all levels and experiences. With contributions of Panamanian organizations, Boquete Municipality, and the support of local community, Boquete is now a day the Mecca of rock climbing in Panama with a considerable number of safe and elegant classic sport routes, multi pitch routes, amazing waterfalls descents, climbing projects and great athletes and guides.
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Sherbrooke, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you go to Boquete with your climbing partner, that's the best ! The climbing paths are original and a nice challenge! The guides are great, sympathic and they adapt the path for your level, thought you need to be in great shape to get to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Also Cesar was not available the time when I was there, the tours where guided by Ruben, a very good climber. I consider myself an experienced climber but still it was fun to explore the rocks of Boquete and the surroundings. A must do: the Gualaca Canyon!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Cesar is a great climber and a nice person. He is very patient and supportive while you climb. I did a lead climb that took me 45 minutes to finish, and Cesar didn't complain about belaying me for that long at all.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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229 reviews 229 reviews
74 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We booked Water Solo Bouldering with Cesar through Explora Ya for my birthday and it was a great experience. I was pretty useless but Cesar was encouraging and offered to show me other problems and advised me on how to progress with each one. It was a lot more challenging than indoor bouldering, that's for sure! The location is simply... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I've done indoor rockclimbing maybe 3 times, and I always love the challenge but outdoor rockcliming always seemed so dangerous, but after seeing a pic of the ladrillos I just had to try it. Cesar and the 2 other guys were awesome guides, I did one of the hardest routes first, and it probably took me like 20 minutes, but... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you are visiting Boquete with children over 6 years old and are looking for interesting activities, you must experience Los Ladrillos walle a Basaltic Rock located at Boquete. Cesar is a world known rock climber sponsered by Merrell, he is great with children.

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Panama City, Panama
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I had never done this before! and though it could be fun.. it looked very hard! but the guide was very helpful! and we got to do things we didn't imagine we could do. Different experience! definitely recommended if you have time for a little adventure.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was ill that day and just did not have the strength to do it. So annoyed! I am not a rock climber, but always fancied a go, but I love basalt and all the weird formations it can take. Having seen a picture of this site I was hooked. Even though I was physically unable to do the climbing... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

On February 22, I helped Panama Rock Climbing and Habla Ya Spanish School put on a rock climbing clinic for thirty-three children from the Hogar Triskar orphanage in Boquete. The entire experience was fantastic and showed the commitment of Panama Rock Climbing and Habla Ya to the community and kids looking for a better life in the future. Besides, how... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Cesar does not like to wear a shirt, but whose complaining?!? He has the body of a Greek god, and the patience of Gandhi. It was my first time rock climbing, I've never made it to the top when I indoor rocked climbed. But Cesar was amazing, so patient and told me step by step on where to go. He... More

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