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Chris Van Leuven – Colombia

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Mauricio Franco on De Gerber Para Una Princesa 5.12c, one of the most popular lines at Boquete de la Mojarra © photo by Chris Van Leuven

A typical day at Rocas De Suesca. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

A typical day at Rocas De Suesca. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

The author trying the upper section of La Del Espanol 13c © photo by Juan Carlos Franco

The author trying the upper section of La Del Espanol 13c © photo by Juan Carlos Franco

Bogotá’s one of the strongest sport climbers in Suesca. He’s put some very hard new lines including ¨El Ocaso de Los ídolos¨, 5.12d.

Bogotá’s one of the strongest sport climbers in Suesca. He’s put some very hard new lines including ¨El Ocaso de Los ídolos¨, 5.12d.

The Caballero's home located near Boqueron De La Mojarra. The crew getting ready in the morning © photo by Chris Van Leuven

The Caballero’s home located near Boqueron De La Mojarra. The crew getting ready in the morning © photo by Chris Van Leuven

this girl is dressed in typical Colombian attire © photo by Chris Van Leuven

this girl is dressed in typical Colombian attire © photo by Chris Van Leuven

Christmas in Suesca, celebrated with friends. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

Christmas in Suesca, celebrated with friends. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

the Policia Station at Suesca © photo by Chris Van Leuven

the Policia Station at Suesca © photo by Chris Van Leuven

Juan Carlos Franco climbing Escaladictus 11b © Photo by Hernan Wilke

Juan Carlos Franco climbing Escaladictus 11b © Photo by Hernan Wilke

Mauricio Franco ponders the next move

Mauricio Franco ponders the next move

A shrine to the Virgin Mary  on the way to Suesca

A shrine to the Virgin Mary on the way to Suesca

Being short can be difficult when the holds are far apart © photo by Chris Van Leuven

Being short can be difficult when the holds are far apart © photo by Chris Van Leuven

This 11b sure looks like a 13b, but it's not. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

This 11b sure looks like a 13b, but it’s not. © photo by Chris Van Leuven

Mandahuevix 10c. After leading this route, I was told that many people have been injured on this route © photo Chris Van Leuven collection

Mandahuevix 10c. After leading this route, I was told that many people have been injured on this route © photo Chris Van Leuven collection

a view of the militaria from the safety of a car © photo by Chris Van Leuven

a view of the militaria from the safety of a car © photo by Chris Van Leuven

another photo of Oscar © photo by Juan Carlos Franco

another photo of Oscar © photo by Juan Carlos Franco

 © photo by Juan Carlos Franco

© photo by Juan Carlos Franco

 © photo by Chris Van Leuven

© photo by Chris Van Leuven

Chris Van Leuven – Colombia

After a summer of overworking, I decided to go on a vacation to Colombia. Why Colombia do you ask? For one, my good friend Katty Guzman lives there and she invited me to stay at her house. Secondly, I wanted my own trip without any traveling companions, so I could relax to the fullest. I heard all the CIA warnings, and took them to heart, but I knew Katty would do her best to keep me from getting mugged or kidnapped. Plus the rumors of steep cracks and bulletproof sandstone made the offer irresistable. More information about climbing in Colombia: www.hostalelvivac.com & monodedo.com