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Address: Via Principal, Boquete 507, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6764-7918

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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Amazing experience!

Cesar, the owner, was very profesional and patient with a nervous first time climber. I was able to climb three routes and had a great time. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed 25 December 2012
Hampstead, North Carolina
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Cesar, the owner, was very profesional and patient with a nervous first time climber. I was able to climb three routes and had a great time. I highly recommend it.

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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

The best trip. Adrenalina, concentration and a new experience. I recommend it! was my first rock climbing experience and I will be performing! Cesar is very professional and has the gift to explain step by step what you should do

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We spent an amazing morning climbing the lava rock formation in Boquete with Caesar and his assistants. We are a family of 5, ages from 9-38. We have done only a little bit of rock climbing once or twice in the past. Caesar and his assistants were extremely helpful and encouraging. The variety of climbing in this one area can... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

This one's for the experienced climber. If you are one, don't miss it. A spot you definately want to observe even if climbing isn't your bag. A basalt rock uplifting very close to town and by the river, you can have a picnic by the river and just gasp on your sandwich as you watch climbers scale this beautiful wall... More 

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Nokia, Finland
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

The local guide Cesar took us to do rock climbing and boulder climbing. With this professional climber you feel yourself safe and well prepared to do very exiting outdoor sport. Rock climbing is very tough sport and after this three hrs period I was very exhausted. One of the best activities that I did during my travels in Central America.... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Cesar has climbing experiences that will keep all entertained. From the beginner to the elite climber. He has sport climbing routes, top roping, deep water soloing, and slack lining. Enjoy

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Cesar the local climber who runs the climbing is awesome. Super nice guy and one powerful climber. If you go, ask Cesar to show you his solo routine. He does a horizontal handstand on the face of the rock. Awesome. Injury has kept us from climbing for a while so this was the perfect, casual place to spend a morning.... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We ( 50+ , 50 , 11) did rapelling with Cesar Melendez. It was 2 more ladies in our group. Also 4 Instructors and driver. Organization was excellent. View unbilelevable! My only concern is hiking to the point and back. I am not in such good shape anymore:knee. This "hiking" quite challenging. It was required to use 4 points from... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

I didn't do it myself (I'm 68 and a wee bit tired) but I watched the instructor giving a private lesson. The wall itself is a natural cliff with a very unusual formation. I was told it is unique in the world. The Instructor went up the wall like "spiderman". About 200 - 250 feet, I'd guess. He fixed the... More 

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healdsburg, ca
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Our small group had no thought of rock climbing when we were deciding at the Explora Ya office deciding which hikes and adventures we were going to do. And then we met Cesar. His passion about climbing is very infectious, and we signed up for a multi hour session for the next day. What a blast! The 4 of us... More 

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