Durango is known for the advantages of its dam, which has different roots called "streams" scattered throughout the city. Gekko Climbing & Adventurs knows how to take advantage of everything that nature gives us and offers us land and water sports.
Our headquarters is very close to the Immaculate Conception Minor Basilica located in the capital of Durango. Our personal seal within the environment is that apart from offering outdoor activities we provide all the materials you need in our same location.
The capable and experienced team of monitors organizes specific getaways and forms large groups to ensure greater diversity.
The Climbs that we organize are leaving the capital, all around the vicinity of the Guadalupe Victoria Dam . Why?. We can take advantage of all the varied landscapes that the environment brings us.
In the red mountains, northwest of the dam, we do the activity of Rappel . We choose these geological variations because they are simple and it is not a stone that can easily be eroded.
The Walk has a more varied tint because we mix different spaces and towns like; El Pueblito, El Nayar or El Tunal known for its fruit the prickly pear.
We take even more advantage of all biodiversity and develop the Canyoning in the southern area of the dam, there mountains are mixed with the lagoon and the environment gives us more skill in the activity.
The races of Kayaks that we organize have different modalities; as a couple or alone. If you are more than Canoa , we also have her and her double rowing style.
In cars we usually carry the necessary equipment to place and distribute the Via Ferrata , this has a degree of complication but we offer it in smaller groups.
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The Guadalupe Victoria Dam is known because in the war of independence a combatant with that name died, this is reason enough for you to visit and leave your skin in the activity proposed by Gekko Climbing & Adventurs.
The Canyoning in this area is very rich in biodiversity, our headquarters located in the capital of Durango has the necessary material for you to request. It is important to mention that we provide it to you if you need it but with an extra cost.
This activity organized by us is guided by two of our monitors . The group is scheduled to register to do this sport in our offices and we will transfer them to the location of the dam.
We have our own cars to take them along a route in which they can observe different villages, to be exact three. If you wish, you can make a technical scale to have a snack or buy whatever you need.
In the Guadalupe Victoria lagoon the red mountains are mixed, rigid in their structure due to the years of erosion they have suffered and the wonders of the lake to make the most intense routes.
Come test your resistance!
It can be confusing but the difference between kayaking and canoe is very simple.
In the kayak you are doing the exercise sitting and you have double blade, this was done by the Eskimos for a long time to not get tired while fishing and to have greater momentum with a double blade paddle.
The canoe demands much more resistance since in this one you go to your knees and you only have an oar with a leaf, which asks you for a more constant and hard exercise for the arms.
In Gekko Climbing & Adventurs we have this activity and organize it a few kilometers from our headquarters. Exactly an hour's drive from where we are.
We rent you the canoes for time and we take you at no additional cost to Guadalupe Victoria Dam, in this place you can admire the landscape and compete in the races we organize if you see yourself capable.
There is the option of doing a small tour around the lagoon to learn about the vegetation and animals of the area.
This sport requires some physical resistance but if you come as a couple or with your best friend, it is more bearable.
Come and meet the famous Durango dam.
We know that in Durango you get to have a very hot temperature, almost reaching 45 degrees Celsius and its high humidity does not help to make the environment more bearable. That is why Gekko Climbing & Adventurs we propose aquatic activities at Guadalupe Victoria Dam.
We have in our stores in Durango Capital the necessary materials for you to do kayak.
We can provide you with a wetsuit if you ask for it and we rent the kayak for time. The varieties of our kayaks are for you to do the activity yourself or for you to come with your friend or your partner and you can do it in a double.
The helmet runs on our own, since the wetsuit will have to buy it if you ask. We will transfer you to the lagoon, where the colors of the mountains are mixed with those of the vegetation that is inside the water and the reflections of the sky.
Our guides have their own cars to take them to the outskirts of the capital to enjoy biodiversity.
We organize races for the most competitive or freestyle groups for those who have a much more adventurous spirit.
You need to wear sunscreen, go for it!
The red mountains of Durango are known for their peculiar color and their age over time in turn for their variable mix of rock types.
Its variant comes from two types of sedimentary rock, one is limestone that has a whitish appearance and is slightly fragile to erosion and the other is sandstone with a red tint but more resistant to the passage of time.
Gekko Climbing & Adventurs knows all the details regarding the mountains that surround Durango and knows all the routes so you can enjoy an extreme climbing with a tint of interesting data.
In our headquarters in the capital we will provide you with the equipment and the number of monitors that are necessary depending on the group that joins.
The materials are transported with you in the cars that will guide the excursion. In about an hour you will be near Guadalupe Victoria Dam. In a circular perimeter of 100 meters are all the mountains where you will live the most extreme climbing.
If you want to know another place we have climbing in the pyramid an ecological park full of trees of more than 10 meters.
The rappel is a system that emerged relatively recently in time, near the thirties and was used a lot by the speleologist Henri Brenot, it is a technique that is required when you need to descend from very dangerous vertical surfaces .
Knowing this and knowing the geology of Durango , you should be encouraged to try this sport with us.
Gekko Climbing & Adventurs organize large groups to make these trips in two very interesting places.
The first excursion or called that of Independence is in the perimeter near Guadalupe Victoria Dam, there the geology of the place gives us extreme vertical surfaces. That with the help of the monitors you can overcome without problem.
The second excursion is located in the La Pirámide ecological park, it has a cooler climate than the one near the dam, there is a dangerous mixture of very difficult slopes with the proximity of the highest pines of Durango
We take you to any of the two excursions from our headquarters because we have our own cars.
We supply the equipment to you.
We have the best outdoor activities and all kinds, however we have not forgotten the smallest. They can enjoy our facilities located in our headquarters located in the capital.
Our entertainment center is very close to the Immaculate Conception Minor Basilica, upon entering our first sale of materials for outdoor sports but if you ask we will tell you that in the background we have our team of chrome .
Two and a half meters facilities with floor mats to avoid any mishap.
The specialized team for activities inside our location has no age restriction.
The scaldromes have enough weight not to tip over and with a brief explanation of what should be avoided in the activity you can start enjoying them.
If you run out of activity, we have climbing or rappelling so that you finish depleting that energy outdoors.
Come and try our facilities and all our services.
Ask for the harness option if you need it.
Many of the people who have visited Mexico fall completely in love with him, such is the case of Alexander Von Humboldt who kicked the entire Mexican Republic and knew every corner and its mysteries.
He was not able to return and wrote all his memoirs regarding what he saw and experienced in all the places he was.
Gekko Climbing & Adventurs proposes from its headquarters in the capital of Durango an exit to the Guadalupe Victoria Dam and get to know all the wonders around it.
For this activity of trek you do not need more than comfortable sneakers and a mosquito repellent, since being near the lagoon it is possible that the humidity generates this bug that can eat you alive.
Our monitors know the place so well that they also propose a tour in the La Pirámide Stone Garden . This area differs because its climate is more pleasant and it is very surprising how within the same state you can see a great diversity of microclimates.
If you need it, you can make technical stops in the neighboring towns, such as the town called El Pueblito to get to know it or just buy something you need.
Come and walk with the team mascot.
All the mountain and forest structure that Durango has is perfectly usable to create Vías Ferrata .
These routes are created by Gekko Climbing & Adventurs in turn, our monitors will give you a brief speech prior to the activity so that you do not run any risk.
The mountains we are heading to are located just outside Durango and we take care of you with our own private transportation. The materials to create the via ferrata are included in the activity and the only thing you have to worry about is to wear the appropriate clothing since in this type of circuits sudden movements are generated.
Our cables are usually double so that there is no risk, the pulleys and the bridges created are previously placed by the guides. We will provide you with the appropriate gloves the helmet that is fundamental.
The other place that can take you to enjoy this sport is very close to the La Pirámide park, in this area as there is more forest and more risk of humidity, only certain circuits are mounted with zip lines.
Come and discover the wonders of Durango and its surroundings.
Important brings change of clothes.
The northern part of Mexico, all the neighboring states of Durango and including that state have a lot of history. This is because the majority of revolutionaries who fought for the nation went to take shelter throughout that area of the northwest.
This means that the architecture and places where they were sheltered have a lot of historical tradition and are worth seeing on guided tours.
With Gekko Climbing & Adventurs you can get to know all the villages with warrior legends that fought for their ideals. In El Nayar and El Pueblito they were linked by the old Durango railway station.
Each stop that made the railroad was marked by people who fought against the government with coded messages for their allies, in these guided tours we can observe them and finish knowing their stories.
Finally we can go to the Guadalupe Victoria Dam and they will know the history of why the lagoon was named that way.
Our meeting point is the headquarters in the capital of Durango . With private cars we will give you the tour so make sure you wear the most comfortable clothes and all the disposition possible.
Normally the canopy adventure in our center is linked with our Ferrata route but we also have exclusive circuits to develop this activity in the surroundings of Durango.
The plateau of this State is very well used and you get the most out of it since its sedimentary stone resists our platforms mounted by the monitors.
With Gekko Climbing & Adventurs this activity begins at the meeting point at the headquarters of the capital next to the Immaculate Conception Minor Basilica later with the private transport that is offered to you we will drive approximately one hour from remoteness to the mountains near Guadalupe Victoria Dam.
There our circuits of zip line are already mounted and if you want to try any you can ask the team because they can build a circuit that suits your needs.
We can rent the helmet and the gloves in case you don't have one. We have the option of the free pack but if you are already an expert, the materials we are going to give you are the latest model and good designs.
The helmet is included at no cost and before you start listen to the speech about the circuit that the guide will give you.
With Gekko Climbing & Adventurs you can have a bonfire night and delicious food in our multi-adventure camps without damaging Mother Nature.
Our team and headquarters are 100% committed to the conservation of green areas and the maintenance of those same areas with the cleaning staff we have.
To start the adventure, you must first know that you can organize this with your group of friends and that we will assign you to the monitors to take care of you and your people.
If you want to live this experience, you can only do it as a single and we will propose a group and some monitors so that in this activity you go out with friends.
The meeting point would be our headquarters in Durango capital and then the areas where you can camp near our help house are decided. Between the middle of the Pyramid a known forest and Guadalupe Victoria Dam.
The proposed activities are always of high physical performance, walk and explore the area for a long time. Do climbing or rappelling and if you don't want to take care of anything. Ask that we take care of the food.
The tents are provided by us and you only have to take care of bringing enough and necessary clothes for this expedition.
Get to know all the surroundings and enter the world of exploration.