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Canchacalla Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: -11.90596, -76.58819 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Larry Daniels on Oct 11, 2007
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Larry leading an un-named trad route 5.7


The rock is granite, very dusty which makes it very hard to smear. It is a sunny place most all of the year so bring the sun screen. It is a popular place on the weekends but pretty quiet during the week.
There are bolted routes.5.6-5.11 also some trad there too. There is a lot of loose rock around. Be careful.

Getting There 

You head East from Lima you can either grab a cab 45min and fairly expensive (round trip s/140) or a bus (1.5 hours each way s/2.50 each way per person)The climbing area is about 15 minutes outside of Ricardo Palma. just past a place called Sol de campo. The crag is a few minute walk away from the highway crossing a rickity swinging bridge.Then the trail goes to the right and wanders through some farm areas.

Climbing Season

For the Peru area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Photos of Canchacalla Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The mountain accross the Central Highway has anoth...
The mountain accross the Central Highway has anoth...
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Rapeling at the Crag
Todd Rapeling at the Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: The rickity swinging bridge.
The rickity swinging bridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry leading a easy 5.6 bolted route
Larry leading a easy 5.6 bolted route
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rimac Valley, a typical "hazy and sunny a...
The Rimac Valley, a typical "hazy and sunny a...

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By Matias Rubio
Dec 19, 2008
This area in known as Canchacalla, not Ricardo Palma.
The clubs name is Sol y Campo.
More info at
By Larry Daniels
From: Denver,CO
May 22, 2010
thanks for the info!
By Jorge Achata
From: Lima, Peru
Mar 30, 2014
Head East (left) right after crossing the bridge, the trail to the right goes back to the central highway through another bridge. The trail to the left enters farms and crosses in front of a little house, but follow the ditch up and you'll soon be at the base of the crag.

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