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Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby SKI » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:55 pm

Does anybody know of any interesting climbs (technical/non-technical) in Costa Rica? How about in Nicaragua?
Volcanoes, cliffs, crags anything???
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby ChristianRodriguez » Mon May 16, 2011 7:58 pm

Costa Rica: Chirripo is nice, but is difficult to find the permits. Other volcanoes as Arenas is nice too, but normally is not permit to climb it or when is permit there is huge quantities of turist.

I recomended to you:
Nicaragua: Volcan Concepción and Maderas are really awesome. There is other nice volcanoes easier as Cerro Negro and Telica.

If you are traveling on these areas, I recomended to you to climb Baru, in Panamá better the way from Cerro Punta... great place, you can see both oceans (Pacific, Atlantic) at once from the summit.

or better to go to Guatemala, there are lots of huge volcanoes, many actives, some technicals aswell. Acatenango (top 10), Tajumulco, Santiaguito, Cerro Quemado are very nice options.

non-technical but good physical condition necesary.
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby ChristianRodriguez » Mon May 16, 2011 8:00 pm

technical climbs in Guatemala Santiaguito, Cerro Quemado, walls in Amatitlan lake, Picacho...
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby Marmaduke » Tue May 17, 2011 4:55 am

You might check with Scott, fellow Sper. He has some of the pages and has been down there (Costa Rica).
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby SKI » Tue May 17, 2011 1:31 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

Postby pyerger » Tue May 17, 2011 3:33 pm

Climbed cerro Chirripo,a few months back. Costa Ricas highest mountain highly recomended. Not technical, but a BIG hike! About 25 plus miles round trip, and some 8000 feet of elevation gain,traveling through at least five eco zones. Getting a permit was kind off a pain, but douable.The park service issues ten walkin permits per day, and the office opens at 6:00 Am ,First come first serve. We got down there about 4:30, and waited in line.(JUST SHOW UP) Forget reserving a permit It doesn't work.
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Re: Things to climb in Costa Rica and Nicaragua???

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