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The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti. By area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,442 square kilometres (18,704 sq mi) and an estimated 10 million people. The Dominican Republic has the highest peaks of the West Indies and mountains show a direction northwest-southeast. The mountains are separated by valleys with the same general direction. Cordillera Septentrional (in English, "Northern Range"). It runs parallel to the north coast, with extensions to the northwest, the Tortuga Island, and to the southeast, the Samaná Peninsula (with its Sierra de Samaná). Its highest mountain is Diego de Ocampo, close to Santiago, with 1,249 m. The Cibao Valley (Dominican Republic) is the largest and the most important valley of the country. This long valley stretches from North Haiti, where is called Plaine du Nord, to Samaná Bay.

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Kenji Kasahara
Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
Kenji Kasahara   Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub
There are really good places to rock climb in the Dominican Republic, mostly on limestone. There is a community of climbers, that will happily assist you if you'd like to climb in our Island. Nov 8, 2013
I am headed to the Punta Cana La Romana area in March. I would love to hook up with someone to get some routes or bouldering in while there. I may be brining limited equipment but will definitely have shoes, harness, and chalk on me:) Nov 30, 2013
Skyler Holman
Skyler Holman   Orem,UT
Will be there April 6th-12th of 2014, any locals available for beta? New crags? Classic routes? any info would be appreciated. Mar 28, 2014
Jennifer Pinkus
Vail, CO
Jennifer Pinkus   Vail, CO
Headed to Punta Cana for a week. Is it worth bringing shoes and trying to get to climbing area or too far? Thx May 1, 2014
samtoine Antoine
New York, NY
samtoine Antoine   New York, NY
Anyone know about the climbing near Santiago? I'm going to be working there for 7 weeks this summer. May 30, 2015
BlakeSalmony   Nashville
Any climbing closer the Puerto Plata area, or is it all mainly in the southeast? Where can we find out about the titanium rebolting efforts, and if possible, where to donate?


Alguien tiene informacion por escalando cerca de Puerto Plata?

Gracias por tu ayuda. Estoy aprendiendo espanol. Con optimismo, mi espanol es mejor en siguiente Junio! Dec 23, 2016
Marcus Floyd
columbia, mo
Marcus Floyd   columbia, mo  
There is climbing all around the Dominican Republic. Boulders, cliffs and sink holes. Take a minimal top rope set up and explore. Have tons of fun! Marcus Dec 23, 2016
Claire Wang
Brooklyn, NY
Claire Wang   Brooklyn, NY
Hi there! I'll be in santo domingo this june/july. i'm bringing my shoes and maybe my harness. anyone down to share some beta? May 25, 2017
Varun Singh
Providence, RI
Varun Singh   Providence, RI
Anyone want to come down and help with the re-bolting efforts? We have a lot of titanium bolts waiting to be installed, and very limited manpower. Playa Frónton is pretty sweet... Nov 13, 2017
Marcus Floyd
columbia, mo
Marcus Floyd   columbia, mo  
Very nice!

Thanks for the invitation. Winter is a good time for me so let me see if I can get a few together to help! Nov 13, 2017
Samantha Miller
Salt Lake City
Samantha Miller   Salt Lake City
Are there any guide books published for this area yet? If not, what is the best reference for routes? Jan 19, 2018
Marcus Floyd
columbia, mo
Marcus Floyd   columbia, mo  
Not sure, but no. maybe one of the local guys have put together a resource journal. Which area will you be near or wish to visit? Jan 19, 2018
Edward Yates III
chattanooga, TN
Edward Yates III   chattanooga, TN
I would love to help with rebolting and will be bringing my drill. maybe coming this February! please message me soon so we can coordinate! Jan 22, 2018
Does anyone know a website where I can find more information about the routes and how to get there? Or does anyone know a local climber?

I am going to Punta Cana in 2 weeks and I wanna try the rock!

Thanks in advance :) Feb 20, 2018
MoHAlixPr Walter
MoHAlixPr Walter   LEXINGTON
Anyone traveling here winter 2018/2019? Very interested in checking it out. Feb 21, 2018
I am planning to come out in April - May. Where is the best place to climb in DR? Are routes stable? I typically sport climb. Thanks for the help! Mar 17, 2018
The best places to climb in the DR are-
1. Playa Fronton and vicinity crags (Samana) - sport, trad, big wall, bouldering
2. Conde de Mana (San Cristobal) - sport and trad
3. Paraiso Caño Hondo (Sabana Del Mar) - deep water soloing, a few hard sport routes (5.13)
4. Bayahibe (Bayahibe) - small sport crag
5. Parque Mirador del sur (Santo Domingo) - "urban crag"

See the area location map in the photos section.

Climbing hardware is generally safe and at least somewhat maintained in all of these areas, with the exception of Playa Fronton and vicinity, which is undergoing extensive rebolting with Titanium hardware (beware of anything that is not titanium, even stainless steel glue ins are dangerous).

There are currently no guidebooks but one is in the works. There is a lot of good info here on MP if you dig and read carefully, but PM me if you would like more specific beta. Apr 7, 2018
Stanley, Idaho
JoshuaSee   Stanley, Idaho
I’ll be in the DR for the last two weeks of November, maybe longer. All my friends Kite and I do not, seems to windy to bring the fly rod so I figured I’d better pack the harness and essentials, anyone to contact for a belay partner?
Thanks! Aug 28, 2018
Will be in Santo Domingo for the entirety of December, 2018! If anyone is in the area and would like a climbing / belay buddy, let me know! Just shoot me a message at 352-216-6777 or Raphaelg@live.com! Nov 30, 2018
Anyone around Jan 5-6 to help me rebolt Sector Jerry near Playa Fronton? No rebolting experience is necessary, I mainly just need someone to belay and help shuttle supplies up a fixed line. Dec 29, 2018 · Temporary Report