Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I took two trips to Oruro to check out the sport climbing.  Oruro is an old mining town on the Altiplano which is best known for its raucous celebration of Carnival in February.  Here's Oruro from the climbing area:

My friends Alex and Paola came along:

And, of course, Roberto:

Roberto climbs an easy but very fun arete:

My turn:

We met a local named Lucas who showed us one of his projects.  I finished bolting it for him on our second trip.  It turned out to be a very nice 7b.  Here is Lucas cleaning it:

Roberto, Lucas and a friend of Lucas:

Lucas on his motorcycle looking very Bolivian:

Cool terrain and an old church on the way back to La Paz:

The Altiplano in Summer:

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