The history of climbing dates back to 1950 when the region broke the news that Argentine, spanish and even medellinenses mountaineers had made several excursions trying to climb the monolith. Using manual rockets and light ropes they managed to climb approximately 35 meters, on the south side and as proof of this they bet a yellow flag which disappeared into the undergrowth, had failed in their attempt. But Mr. Luis Eduardo Villegas López was advanced to foreigners and in the company of his friends Ramón Diaz and Pedro Nel Ramirez, and thanks to the support of the priest Alfonso Montoya Velázquez, who came to Guatapé to preach the patron saint festivities of 1954 the challenge was proposed. On Monday, July 12th 1954, they undertook the quixotic adventure embedding wooden steps between the walls of a crevice on the eastern side of the stone, five days later the dream came true, on Friday, July 16th 1954 at 6:30 pm hoisted on top the gnawed and sweaty shirt of Luis Eduardo Villegas Lopez, as a sign of having conquered the top. The next day the shirt was replaced by the national flag.“Luis Eduardo Villegas López, as a sign”