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Panama Rock Climbing

Via Principal | Bajo Mono,Los Ladrillos, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 6764-7918
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Super climbing from beginner to expert

Cesar is the most competent and motivating guide that you can imagine. Knows every trick and every... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
fculrich
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Great fun. Hard work

My girlfriend and I booked at the office right next to Big Daddys restaurant. $45 per head. Caesar... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Simon F
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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, Cesar Augusto Melendez Castillo (Mad Rock athlete) and Canadian climber Gary Henning exposed the rock formations to the world and safety developed the first climbing routes. Then established the first organized Tour guide service called Panama Rock Climbing. In 2017, after a decade of development and tours, Panama Rock Climbing closed its doors as a tour service company. Since then, all areas are fully developed and climbers from all over the world visit to enjoy the routes. A 60m rope, a set of 16 draws and safe belay knowledge is all you need. Routes are on public areas.
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23 Feb 2017
“Super climbing from beginner to expert”
26 Oct 2016
“Great fun. Hard work”
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Via Principal | Bajo Mono,Los Ladrillos, Boquete 0413, Panama
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Cesar is the most competent and motivating guide that you can imagine. Knows every trick and every handle.

Thank fculrich
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My girlfriend and I booked at the office right next to Big Daddys restaurant. $45 per head. Caesar who runs the show was there to meet and organise us, then we had another guide Ruben, who was excellent, to ourselves the whole morning. 7 mins...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I don't normally review stuff, but I'm so happy with the experience that I'm going to make an exception. Cesar is friendly, instructive (without being overly so), and clearly knows his stuff (he was Latin American champion a few years ago). He also cleared the...More

Thank Fraser M
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a great time climbing with Caesar and Reuben in Boquete! All four people in our group had climbed before but were at different levels, and there were climbs for all of us. They take you to a unique wall that is unlike anything...More

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. There is a man there that climbs up this cliff and installs the Ropes in each position, about 4 or 5 and it is straight up and down. A little scarey but with the Ropes much more safe. Enjoyed...More

Thank panamalarry
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Ask for Cesar at the Main street in Boquete for an organized climbing tour. North of the city you can do rock climbing at a beginner to advanced level on basalt rock. About 45 Mins from Boquete is a river with rock cliffs where you...More

1  Thank Ingo N
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Cesar is a Very friendly and Profesional Guy ,had a great time climbing at Bajo Mono a few years ago, I will be back soon for sure!!! now that Copa Airlines has a direct flight to David City , Chiriquí :)

Thank JoaquinPTY
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Incredible experience. My husband, myself and our 8 year old son spent the morning climbing with Cesar. He was knowledgeable, patient and inspiring. He truly is a gifted teacher. He coached my son and I on where to grab when the holds weren't obvious to...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 29 December 2014

If you have never tried outdoor rock climbing, do not miss the chance to climb with Cesar and his team! Besides climbing on one of the coolest rock formation I have ever seen, they are experienced and very friendly. Cesar is a professional, sponsored and...More

Thank OuterLimitTraveller
Reviewed 9 May 2014

If you go to Boquete with your climbing partner, that's the best ! The climbing paths are original and a nice challenge! The guides are great, sympathic and they adapt the path for your level, thought you need to be in great shape to get...More

4  Thank LLSteph
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