is a sport
at its apogee in all of Peru. It is a sport that has been positioning
itself as a complete sports activity in the course of the years,
an activity by which the travelling sportspeople obtain benefits
in physical, emotional and personal aspects.
The vertical ascension requires developing moving techniques, in which all the body works in harmony. It develops and strengthens the muscular mass, the tendons and ligaments.
It implies a maximum flexibility of the members participating in the ascension. And in the practice proper, it brings the person near spaces that are away from the city, in the midst of a natural habitat.
it is practiced
at natural and artificial scenarios alike.
The artificial scenarios are the so called "Lists". These installations are built according to a world regulation. This allows the sport to become a non risky activity that can be practiced by men and women with no restrictions of age.
The levels of risk are measured according to an international range.
- The routes signalled with the GP range are suitable for the general public.
- Those marked with an R are considered restricted, for they imply the chance of serious injuries.
- Those marked with an X imply risk of death.
- The XX imply risk of death not only to the climber but to the whole team.
The outskirts of Lima
are prodigal in scenarios for the practice
of this sport. The walls of Camacho, in the La Molina district,
are almost in the city itself. Vichuya, in the valley of Lurín,
is located rather further east. The valley of the Rímac River offers
possibilities as well.
Canchacalla, at the kilometre 46 of the Central Highway, has been the site of choice for climbing lessons for several years now. Infiernillo, at the kilometre 67 of the same road, is perhaps one of the most accessible and demanding of the country.
Bikini (kilometre 45) and La Tiza (kilometre 60) are two cliffs of sedimentary rocks, both facing the Pacific and over breakers that add a touch of adventure to an activity already adventurous enough; they are located in the south, going down the Pan American Highway.