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Description

This is a structural entry created to help allow subareas and routes to be added. It will be filled in subsequently.

El Palenque is one of three main areas that contain the majority of routes in Cuba.

El Palenque lies four kilometers north of town and is easy to reach on foot, cab or bike. El Palenque was the hub of the first routes put up in Cuba. It may be the cushiest, most indulgent advance base camp in climbing. El Palenque is a bar by day and disco at night, under an immense hemisphere of limestone stalactites, pockets, and knobs, offering gymnastic bouldering on its walls and ceilings, and apre-climbing super-chilled beer or lush, frosty mojitos. You can return for the evening extravaganza and spectacularly clad mulata dancers. El Palenque provided the first American and Cuban climbers with rest and refreshments after a strenuous day of route-building, and new climbs were named for the disco songs that wafted out over the fields. Those days have passed, but El Palenque still offers uncommon diversions and high quality climbing.

Getting There

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El Palenque lies four kilometers north of town and is easy to reach on foot, cab or bike.

All the climbing areas are within walking distance or a short cab ride.

52 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at El Palenque

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Socialismo o Muerte
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Unknown 1
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Unknown 2
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
El Barrendero
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Me Llamo Lluma
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Unknown 5
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Unknown 3
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Apululu
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Chivato y Maricon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Confiscado
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
No Aguanto una Mentira mas
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Pink Lady
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Mala Mia
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Moscow Mule
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Captain Hook
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Socialismo o Muerte Palenque wall
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown 1 Cueva de San Miguel
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown 2 Cueva de San Miguel
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
El Barrendero Cueva de San Miguel
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Me Llamo Lluma Cueva de San Miguel
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Unknown 5 Cueva de San Miguel
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unknown 3 Cueva de San Miguel
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Apululu Cueva de San Miguel
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Chivato y Maricon Cueva de San Miguel
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Confiscado Palenque wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Aguanto una Mentira mas Cueva de San Miguel
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pink Lady Cuba Libre Wall
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mala Mia Cueva de San Miguel
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Moscow Mule Cuba Libre Wall
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Captain Hook Cuba Libre Wall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
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