Who’s Up For This Climb?
Yep, that a REALLY BIG ROCK – and those are STAIRS you can use to climb it! Need more proof?
Step Right Up To The Rock Of Guatape!
Time to head to the small towns of Guatape and El Penol – because this giant rock sits right between them! It is also called the Rock of Peñol – it all depends on which town you are from – for the sake of simplicity – it’s Guatape going forward!
As a website explains:
The monolith stands out in the landscape surrounded mostly be grassy plains and lakes. The stone was worshiped by the Tahamies who lived in the area before the arrival of the Spaniards. It is uncertain what the rock is, or how it formed, but it is very smooth and most likely part of a granitic pluton that was uplifted during the formation of the Cordillera Occidental mountain range in Colombia.
The rock is 656 feet high, and is about 70 million years old.
The stone was worshiped by the Tahamies who lived in the area before the arrival of the Spaniards.
As you can see, the view is worth the climb! When I saw this, int reminded me of two other extreme “climbing up stairs” adventures I’ve shared with you, like this man-made adventure in Denmark:
Yes, a “corkscrew” treetop observatory – click here to see where it’s located:
And, while it’s now illegal, this is the legendary “stairway to heaven” in Hawaii:
You can find out why it’s illegal by clicking on my story here:
Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve seen the rock of Guatape – or what your wildest climbing adventure was!
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