La Mojarra and the Cliffside Throne

La Mojarra was epic! Whether you were climbing, in the yoga room, showering, hanging on the couch, or yes, even making an open-air, cliffside deposit, the view was consistently and absolutely spectacular! Oh, and the 100+ routes within a minute’s walk or so don’t hurt the ambiance either 🙂

Deep thought generator view
Deep thought generator view
Yoga room view
Yoga room view
Shower view
Shower view
Chilling on the couch view
Chilling on the couch view
Gardens and stonework everywhere at The Refugio Roca
Gardens and stonework everywhere at The Refugio Roca

Really, La Mojarra was amazing. The climbing was so good – steep sandstone in your face the moment you try to get off the ground. Well bolted, tons of routes at every grade, and the most beautiful setting we’ve climbed in for a long time. Having the entire place to ourselves practically the entire time we were there didn’t hurt either! Every time the camera came out we ended up with epic pics.

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Photo taken by Niccole!
The beginning of the cliff
La Mojarra
Huge plants along the cliffside!
Jurassic-Park-sized plants along the cliffside!

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Cloudy mountain sunsets
Cloudy mountain sunsets

After 6 days of nonstop climbing we headed back to San Gil over the treacherous, winding mountain pass. Nothing like a major semi route on a road too small for them to make it around the hair pin turns without using your lane… it was a white-knuckled, every-vehicle-for-itself sort of drive. A bit like driving in Mexico in as far as the anything-that-doesn’t-result-in-an-accident-is-just-fine style goes. Stellar views over a stunning canyon though.

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So we made it back to San Gil. We were only planning to stay a day or two but then Colombia started getting extremo on us…

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3 thoughts on “La Mojarra and the Cliffside Throne

  1. Wow, La Mojarra looks like paradise! This is a rad blog, you guys seem to be living the dream. I’m headed to Colombia in the fall and would love to get on some 5.8s / 9s. Is there any climbing < 5.10 in this area? Can't find much info on the web.

    1. Hey Joey, stoked you’re digging the blog! There’s definitely climbing there under 5.10, and its really good for the grade. I would say you’d have about a dozen routes to do before you got to the 5.10 range. Also, the routes are really well bolted, so it’s an easy place to hop on something hard and not get too owned 😉

      Let us know if you need any other info. Colombia is awesome! Off to Suesca for more rock!

      Cheers,
      Eric

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