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Old 10-26-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Coba pyramid closed to climbing?

I am reading conflicting reports. Some places say Coba is closed to climbing the big pyramid and I see recent forum posts by people who have climbed it. What's the most recent info, we will be traveling this Christmas break. Thanks
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I believe the pyramid at Coba is closed this month of October for some restoration, and the plan is to reopen it for Indiana Jones style climbers early in November...
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Old 10-27-2009   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, Fpaps! I remember you! You helped us straighten out a service issue, once upon a time.

Hope things are going well for you. I am also interested in this situation. However I wonder if it would be better to make the title into a question? I thought you were announcing that Coba pyramid climbing was no longer a possibility, from the title...

Anyway, hopefully that info Jez has is on target and it will still be possible for your trip!

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Old 11-13-2009   #4 (permalink)
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Coba is again open for climbing....the lady on the plane next to me, did it on monday.
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Coba is again open for climbing....the lady on the plane next to me, did it on monday.
Be prepared that is one BIG climb...wheeze !!
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Old 11-21-2009   #6 (permalink)
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this is out of our local paper today

We found out we'd almost missed this thrill because the pyramid had just re-opened early after a six-week closure for renovations.
Mexican officials are also toying with the idea of permanently closing Coba to clamouring tourists because its such an important archaeological site.
The pyramid was part of the Coba Mayan Village tour (US$110) my wife, daughter and I did on a one-week holiday to the Riviera Maya – the Caribbean Sea stretch of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula bracketed by Cancun to the north and Tulum to the south.
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Glad I climbed it, then.. was rather scary on the way down tho..lol..
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As a veteran climber at Chichen Itza, I assumed my visit to Coba in August 2009 would include a trip to the top of Nohoch Mul. Well, I made it to the top...of the 15 step. I think my climbing days are over!
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As a veteran climber at Chichen Itza, I assumed my visit to Coba in August 2009 would include a trip to the top of Nohoch Mul. Well, I made it to the top...of the 15 step. I think my climbing days are over!
I think Nohoch Mul is a lot harder climb than Chichen.
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its twice as hard as chichen! steeper and higher as well.
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I'll be there again in two weeks, but the only thing I will be climbing on is the rental bike.
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Its Steep and high ,,was there today,,going up is way better than coming down thats a fact
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Its Steep and high ,,was there today,,going up is way better than coming down thats a fact

Ditto here! Climbed it on Monday and utilized the attached rope to get myself down ~ once was enough! Climbed Ek Baklam on Tuesday (no rope) and dont see myself climbing anymore Mayan rock formations in my life. "Been there, done that".
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Old 01-22-2010   #14 (permalink)
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I read the an older lady fell and died on the great Kukulcan pyramid at Chichen Itza and that it was closed for investigation, but do not know the date. Was that recently? Is it closed?
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Old 01-22-2010   #15 (permalink)
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Ditto here! Climbed it on Monday and utilized the attached rope to get myself down ~ once was enough! Climbed Ek Baklam on Tuesday (no rope) and dont see myself climbing anymore Mayan rock formations in my life. "Been there, done that".
When you look at the stella at the base of the pyramid in Coba, the king's throne is resting on the backs of two figures in the fetal position. These were the sacrifices at his coronation. They were trussed up and rolled down the steps.
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