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.
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/