Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Climbing

The Mouth of the Wolf – A Vision For New Climbing in Ecuador

The new area would offer hundreds of trad multipitch routes on columnar basalt at 14,500 feet above sea level.

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All-Access
Intro Offer
$3.99 / month*

  • A $500 value with 25+ benefits including:
  • Access to all member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Rock and Ice, Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more
  • Annual subscription to Climbing magazine.
  • Annual gear guides for climbing, camping, skiing, cycling, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Outside Learn, our new online education hub loaded with more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons including 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers and Strength Training for Injury Prevention
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

A message from the filmmakers:

Simiatug is a region of multiple indigenous communities that live in the central Ecuadorean Andes. Their ancestral origin belongs to the Andean people and their kichwa culture. Simiatug means “Mouth of the Wolf” (Boca de Lobo in Spanish) in their language.

Members of Fondo Acceso Andino (Andean Access Fund) – an Ecuadorian non-profit organization that includes some of Ecuador’s most recognized climbers – have the vision to develop a new climbing area in Simiatug that promises to be one of the best places to climb in the region due to its style and potential. It would offer hundreds of trad multipitch routes on columnar basalt at 14,500 feet above sea level.

The indigenous communities keep to themselves and don’t support industrial mining in this part of the Andes. Before executing such a project, the climbers asked permission for access and development from the indigenous communities that guard the mountains, rivers and hills.

The objective of this full-length documentary is to make this place known for future generations; to get visitors to come and climb and contribute to and diversify the local economy through tourism; to highlight the unique Ecuadorean geography and the possibilities for adventure sports to generate a positive impact on the vibrant local communities by improving education, introducing solar power, and building community tourism.

If you want to know more about this project and you would like to collaborate or sponsor contact us through our website: www.levitarmediahouse.com

If you would like to contribute or sponsor this effort contact Andean Access Fund through: www.fondoaccesoandino.org

If you are interest in climbing in this place and other places of Ecuador check out this guide: https://www.amazon.com/Rutas-Escalada-Ecuador-Vol-2-Central/dp/9942365249/