Panama Rock Climbing

Panama Rock Climbing, Boquete: Hours, Address, Panama Rock Climbing Reviews: 5/5

Panama Rock Climbing
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About
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, Cesar Augusto Melendez Castillo (Mad Rock athlete) and Canadian climber Gary Henning exposed the rock formations to the world and safety developed the first climbing routes. Then established the first organized Tour guide service called Panama Rock Climbing. In 2017, after a decade of development and tours, Panama Rock Climbing closed its doors as a tour service company. Since then, all areas are fully developed and climbers from all over the world visit to enjoy the routes. A 60m rope, a set of 16 draws and safe belay knowledge is all you need. Routes are on public areas.
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Via Principal Bajo Mono,Los Ladrillos, Boquete 0413 Panama

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fculrich
Stuttgart, Germany68 contributions
Super climbing from beginner to expert
Feb 2017 • Couples
Cesar is the most competent and motivating guide that you can imagine. Knows every trick and every handle.
Written February 23, 2017
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Simon F
23 contributions
Great fun. Hard work
Oct 2016 • Couples
My girlfriend and I booked at the office right next to Big Daddys restaurant. $45 per head. Caesar who runs the show was there to meet and organise us, then we had another guide Ruben, who was excellent, to ourselves the whole morning. 7 mins in a jeep, then 3 hours climbing and we were both totally spent. Safe, well organised, great guides speaking english, good instruction.
Written October 26, 2016
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Fraser M
1 contribution
Incredible. Tough.
Aug 2016 • Solo
I don't normally review stuff, but I'm so happy with the experience that I'm going to make an exception. Cesar is friendly, instructive (without being overly so), and clearly knows his stuff (he was Latin American champion a few years ago). He also cleared the wall of undergrowth and earth himself, so there's nobody better to show you how to climb it. It's a tough few hours, but massively rewarding and fun.
Written August 3, 2016
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Caroline E
Portland, OR2 contributions
Great Wall and Great Guide
Mar 2016 • Friends
We had a great time climbing with Caesar and Reuben in Boquete! All four people in our group had climbed before but were at different levels, and there were climbs for all of us. They take you to a unique wall that is unlike anything you’ll climb in the gym!

Caesar is also a really cool guy—this is his company and he was Panama’s first professional climber! Awesome! Before driving to the climbing site, they set you up with all of your gear (harness, shoes, helmet) in town. Climbing with Caesar and Reuben was like climbing with friends. (If you have never climbed before, there are fairly easy routes and the company is very safe!)
Written April 6, 2016
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Larry R
David, Panama40 contributions
Friends and Family
Dec 2015 • Friends
Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. There is a man there that climbs up this cliff and installs the Ropes in each position, about 4 or 5 and it is straight up and down. A little scarey but with the Ropes much more safe. Enjoyed the day.
Written December 16, 2015
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Ingo N
Darmstadt, Germany2 contributions
Perfect place for rock climbing in Panama
Oct 2015 • Friends
Ask for Cesar at the Main street in Boquete for an organized climbing tour. North of the city you can do rock climbing at a beginner to advanced level on basalt rock. About 45 Mins from Boquete is a river with rock cliffs where you can boulder and see Panamanian climbers at their best.
Written October 6, 2015
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JoaquinPTY
Panama Province, Panama6 contributions
Very Safe!!! and Profesional Staff !!! had a Great Rock climbing Day at Bajo Mono :)
Jun 2014 • Solo
Cesar is a Very friendly and Profesional Guy ,had a great time climbing at Bajo Mono a few years ago, I will be back soon for sure!!! now that Copa Airlines has a direct flight to David City , Chiriquí :)
Written May 31, 2015
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Sarah M
Edmonton, Canada11 contributions
Incredible!
Dec 2014 • Family
Incredible experience. My husband, myself and our 8 year old son spent the morning climbing with Cesar. He was knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. He truly is a gifted teacher. He coached my son and I on where to grab when the holds weren't obvious to us. We were successfully able to make it to the top on many lines. We left feeling very proud of ourselves. I always felt we were completely safe, the equipment was in excellent condition and Cesar always double checked the knots. 100% recommend this tour.
Written December 29, 2014
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Olivier L
Vancouver, Canada85 contributions
A unique chance
Dec 2014 • Couples
If you have never tried outdoor rock climbing, do not miss the chance to climb with Cesar and his team! Besides climbing on one of the coolest rock formation I have ever seen, they are experienced and very friendly. Cesar is a professional, sponsored and well recognized rock climber in Panama (he is the first professional climber in Panama). It is amazing that my wife and I got to climb with him. We actually loved out time so much that we booked an afternoon session of deep water solo. Sure it is a little pricey, but it includes all the gear, and they will take the time to show you how to climb and introduce you to this wonderful sport.
Written December 28, 2014
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LLSteph
Sherbrooke, Canada9 contributions
Fun but expensive!
Jan 2014 • Solo
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.
Written May 8, 2014
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