La Muela: Xela

Climbing in the Heart of the Western Highlands

This 2 day rock climbing trip takes you to the flanks of Cerro Quemado, or the “burned hill”, just outside of Guatemala’s 2nd largest city of Quetzaltenango. We’ll get 2 full days worth of climbing, anything from long sport climbs, to the smaller but hugely exposed spires that make up the climbing area locally known as “La Muela”, or the molars, for its jagged appearance.

  • 2 days of climbing: crack climbs, sport climbs, top roping, lead climbing
  • Climb”La Muela”, or the molars- a series of spires near Cerro Quemado
  • Explore Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala’s 2nd largest city and local favorite
  • See the countryside and indigenous culture of the Western Highlands

 This is a great trip to combine with others to create a unique multi-sport experience!




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