Like 1 hour drive from San Jose city and just outside of Cartago´s town sits one of Costa Rica’s most developed climbing areas, a squash-farm-cum-climbing-crag. It`s located 3 kilometers from the Cachí hydroelectric dam off the left side of Route 225 between the small towns of Urasca and San Jerónimo.
The basalt wall has around 35 routes ranging in difficulty from 5.6 (a good place for beginners to get started) and ranging all the way up to 5.13a, for the seriously strong. The blocky grey rock is an odd sight rising out of the lushness of the riverbed in which the farm is located. The first route is a 5.6, good for heating up, then it starts to go (right to left) harder and harder, where the last route (first one left to right) is a 5.13a. The rock is very clean (where the routes are) and if it rains the same rock will work as a roof for you, you can still climb!
We provide you with out ropes, climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets and all of the 35 routes are equipped with steel bolts for protection while climbing. We got well-maintained chains and anchors at the top of each route for use in lowering climbers back to the ground.
Once we are at the climb place everyone has access to the cold-water spring at the base of the wall, which is perfect for cooling off between climbs or an end of the day soak with a cold natural juice.