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Address: Via Principal, Boquete 507, Panama
Phone Number: 67647918
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Boquete is the center of rock climbing and rappelling in Panama!With last...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
panamalarry
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David, Panama
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David, Panama
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

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.

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Thank Ingo N
Panama Province, Panama
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 :)

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 via mobile

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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386 reviews
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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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238 reviews
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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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35 reviews
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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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