We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Giving back to the community”

Panama Rock Climbing
Ranked #19 of 45 things to do in Boquete
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Giving back to the community”
Reviewed 2 March 2013

On February 22, I helped Panama Rock Climbing and Habla Ya Spanish School put on a rock climbing clinic for thirty-three children from the Hogar Triskar orphanage in Boquete. The entire experience was fantastic and showed the commitment of Panama Rock Climbing and Habla Ya to the community and kids looking for a better life in the future. Besides, how often do I get to flash an arete in my tennis shoes (they didn't have any climbing shoes in my size that day and I hadn't brought my gear to Panama)?

Panama Rock Climbing is a great company that combines patience, expertise and fun--you'll love it. And next time I'm bringing my shoes.

Visited February 2013
Thank John J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pushing yourself to the limit.”
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

Cesar does not like to wear a shirt, but whose complaining?!? He has the body of a Greek god, and the patience of Gandhi.
It was my first time rock climbing, I've never made it to the top when I indoor rocked climbed.

But Cesar was amazing, so patient and told me step by step on where to go. He encouraged me and I actually made it to the top!!! Hearing Cesar's story about how he single handedly brought rock climbing to Boquete was amazing! It's insane how one man can change the course of someone's life. Ask him about it! And he will gladly share his story.

2 Thank Jenyi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“Ceasar is awesome”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

If your inexperienced Ceasar will get you going, if you are experienced he has established routes at many grades, support Panama climbing

Visited December 2012
Thank freed c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hampstead, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing experience!”
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.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Werther1853
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Panama City, Panama
Level 6 Contributor
316 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The Best and perfect Trip!”
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

Visited October 2012
Thank Evega_Panama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Panama Rock Climbing also viewed

Boquete, Chiriqui Province
Boquete, Chiriqui Province

Been to Panama Rock Climbing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing