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La Piedra Cuyahuanca

La Piedra Cuyahuanca Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,800'
Location: 14.36589, -89.16852 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dylan B. on Dec 4, 2013
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Description 

This is a 300' dome of rock on the ridgeline of El Pital on the El Salvador and Honduras border. Potential for multi-pitch adventure climbing, sport routes, and topropes.

Getting There 

From San Salvador, take the troncal del norte past La Palma to the muncipio of San Ignacio. From San Ignacio, Chalatenango, stay on the troncal about 3-5 km. If you're on the bus (119), it's the desvio for El Rosario, on the right. Go up about 1 km into El Rosario. Park, and hike up through pastures and woods to the obvious, giant dome of rock on the ridge.

If you're heading for the top of the rock, stay to the right (East); you'll actually pass the Piedra, and hook around and approach from the pastures to the North. There are footpaths that will get you to the top without any 4th class scrambling.

If you're going to the base, you'll probably have to bushwhack a bit, and there will be some steep, 4th class scrambling.

The boundary line between Honduras and El Salvador crosses right over the Piedra, and it is patrolled by soldiers from both countries. Be sure to have a passport with a valid entry visa for one or both, because they will check your papers.

Climbing Season

For the North America area.

Weather station 38.6 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: At the base of a short toprope.
At the base of a short toprope.
Rock Climbing Photo: La Piedra as seen from the central park in San Ign...
La Piedra as seen from the central park in San Ign...
Rock Climbing Photo: Teaching a local how to set up an anchor on a gian...
Teaching a local how to set up an anchor on a gian...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the rock.
View from the rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: La Piedra Cuyahunaca
BETA PHOTO: La Piedra Cuyahunaca
Rock Climbing Photo: Border security checking our papers.
Border security checking our papers.
Rock Climbing Photo: Potential multi-pitch adventure climbing.
Potential multi-pitch adventure climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down.
Looking down.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shenanigans.
Shenanigans.
Rock Climbing Photo: The easier approach begins in El Rosario, and hook...
The easier approach begins in El Rosario, and hook...
Rock Climbing Photo: La Piedra Cuyahunaca
La Piedra Cuyahunaca

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