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Cueva Cabeza de Vaca Rock Climbing 

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The Cueva is a short distance from downtown Vinales. In fact, from the center of town it can be seen quite easily. A short walk or shorter bike ride is all it takes to arrive at the wonderfully overhanging and tufa/stalagtite covered wall.

The Cueva is southeast facing.

Getting There 

From the center of town, walk in the same direction as the Cueva. Turn left at the Finca de Raul. Buy some of his juice, fruit, or tobacco, and he'll show you the path to take to get to the wall.

Climbing Season

For the North America area.

Weather station 22.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cueva Cabeza de Vaca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cueva Cabeza de Vaca:
Wasp Factory   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Malanga Hasta La Muerte   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Cueva Cabeza de Vaca
Rock Climbing Photo: Esplendidos mid crux, photo by Moritz Attenberger.

Esplendidos 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  North America : Cuba : ... : Cueva Cabeza de Vaca
Starts on 5.11 climbing before a big ledge, then it gets progressively steeper with mostly big holds for the majority of the climb. The crux is the last moves to the anchor, which is awesome overhanging crimps with plenty of air below you. Skip the last bolt if you´re going for the send. The extension to this climb is a .13d called One Inch Punch....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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