Rock climbing is growing rapidly and is wide open to exploration and new routes. There are several local climbers willing to point out established areas and plenty of new areas to explore and develop. World-class rock walls are available for first ascents. Among the most frequented places are the wall of Los Olivos, the walls of Monterrey, the rocks in the Rurec Valley and the well-known Torre de Parón, also known as the Sphinx.
Very popular for all level climbers is Hatun Machay located at km 131 in the way to Conococha – south of Huaraz. Other options are the rocks around to Antacocha lake in Recuay, Shupluy in Tingua and Los Pinos 3A near to the hot springs of Chancos.