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Rock Climbing in Pico Blanco

Updated: May 8, 2023



Pico Blanco offers a great variety of Sport Climbing Routes, from easy 5.9s to advanced 5.13+ routes; Bouldering problems from V0 all the way up to V11+; and one of the few sectors where you can Multipitch.


It has incredible views to the city so definitely a crag worth exploring. It is located in the protected wilderness area of "Cerros de Escazú".


How to get there?

The best way to get around Costa Rica is using a navigation app such as Waze. Just search for "Pico Blanco - Entrada sendero" and it will take you right to the parking area where you will start hiking.


From here on, there are several sectors that you can visit:

  • The main sport climbing area, also called "La Torre", will take require a 30-45 min steep hike.

  • "Compton" is another much smaller sector with beginner routes, but also offers amazing views to the city.

  • Bouldering sectors are scattered throughout the area connected by a little maze of small trails.

"La Torre", or the main Sport Climbing area in Pico Blanco:

To get to this area you need to follow the main Trail from the parking spot, about 15 minutes, past a creek on your left hand side, and up to a point where you will see the following sign on your right side:


rock climbing in pico blanco

Take a right through the fence and continue straight up the hill for about 20 minutes. The pasture will turn into a pine forest, just continue 5 more minutes and you'll get to the base of the rock.


rock climbing in pico blanco

Probably the most comprehensive guide of routes at the moment is in Mountain Project App:





Bouldering:

Here is the link to the best bouldering guide of Pico Blanco. You'll find a topo of the area and a description of each boulder. Enjoy!

Feel free to contact us in case you need a local guide to take you rock climbing in pico blanco:


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