Where are we now? Here’s the journey at a glance…
If I had to choose one word to describe Suesca climbing, it would be Old School (which is definitely not two words). Between daily spanish lessons at Green Languages Colombia and copious amounts of precipitation, we’re getting spanked on classic Colombian trad lines. Suesca climbs as if Arapiles and Frog Buttress had a love child – polished, uber-hard sandstone with lots of cracks, good gear and super stiff grades. Access is very easy – no more than five to ten minutes down the railway line, depending on your crag of choice. Unfortunately, the weather leaves a lot to be desired at this time of year, but I’m sure it would improve mid-year.
We’ll likely stay until next week sometime, when our van should arrive at the port city of Cartagena. From there, we’ll bust a move all the way down to Peru for the next phase of the adventure.
Distance Driven: 5115 km
Routes climbed: 62
Vertical distance climbed: 3361 m
Wanna read a little more? Our latest La Carretera Alta article can be found here.
The budget has been updated for March 2018. You can find it here.
Stay sendy, folks.
Ryan and Morag – Zen and the Art of Climbing