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missouri
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which ruins can you climb on?

Does anyone know of which ruins you can actually climb on and explore? Thanks

Unitedville, Belize
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1. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

You can climb Canaa at Caracol.

You can also climb/walk on all ruins at Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit.

BarnyardGal
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2. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

You can climb some of the huge temples at Tikal.

Hon
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3. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

I've climbed at Tikal (in Guatemala), Xunantunich and Lamanai. Tikal has some temples that are not accessible but, as far as I know, there are no restrictions on climbing ruins in Belize.

Davie, Florida
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4. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

you can climb at Lamanai

missouri
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5. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

Thank you!

Annandale, Virginia
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6. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

I would hope they restrict that to a large extent - many people climbing on them will eventually destroy them.

San Ignacio, Belize
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7. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

I have yet to run across a ruin in Belize that I couldn't climb. Tikal now has separate steps to climb for many of the temples there.

momliz: While I think they should limit the amount of visitors, like at ATM, I bet that if they can restore ruins after thousands of years, that they can re-restore them after thousands of visitors...

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8. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

I climbed the pyramid at Chichen Itza several years ago. At that time, there was a rope you could hold on to while going up or down. Actually, it was more for going down, since it was at ground level, and only usable if you were scooting on your butt.

Anyway, that rope had left a gouge in the stones at least an inch deep, probably more.

Thousands of shoes were wearing away at the steps. I don't think they should have to be restored, if they even can be. I just think people need to stay off of them.

Davie, Florida
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9. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

the ruins are made of limestone which is a very soft stone.

Annandale, Virginia
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10. Re: which ruins can you climb on?

yes, somehow if a ruin has survived for hundreds or thousands of years, it seems a shame, and arrogant that we come along and hurt or destroy it in a short time. Can't we stand back and enjoy it at a distance, or only climb on a very small portion/