Elevation: 286 ft
GPS: 18.352, -66.479 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Byron Igoe on Dec 29, 2013 with improvements by Luis Benet and 2 others
Admins: Heliodor Jalba

Description

Caliche is a beautiful climbing area in a vast valley filled with limestone in the town of Ciales in the north of Puerto Rico. This crag has been one of the island gems since the 1990s. This small sport area has more than 40 sport lines between 5.7 and 5.13d. The short and clearly marked trail is easy to find, but there's not a lot of parking space.

A few classics have been rebolted with titanium when allowed by the first ascensionists.

Please consider purchasing the downloadable guidebook for the right teta from Aventuras Tierra Adentro. The money goes to route maintenance. It is available as a downloadable PDF file from the website or as a paper booklet if you visit the store in person: https://goo.gl/maps/5BNETox8AmEmZyFt5  The owner of Aventuras Tierra Adentro is a cornerstone of the PR climbing community, and has developed and maintains many of the routes on the island.
If you would like to donate directly, you can send your donation by paypal to aventurastierradentro@gmail.com

Getting There

Parking:
18.350807, -66.477412
https://goo.gl/maps/Zs1Uh7vHwVn
It's a triangular grass/dirt area, plus the one grassy spot on the right side where the driveway starts. Do not block the road or the driveway. Parking spaces are limited, so make sure to park in an orderly fashion: head-in not diagonal.
See https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/114349788

Trailhead (marked with a carabiner sign):
18.351528, -66.478306
https://goo.gl/maps/GZT89ivCiq92
Do not park at the trailhead, even if the regular parking area is full.

Crag:
18.351975, -66.478798
https://goo.gl/maps/SqXuXVd7wAw

46 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Caliche (Ciales)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 19
La Escalera
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Blanca Nieves
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
La Esquina Famosa
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Triboro Bridge
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Serpiente
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Triboro Direct
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
PR Lo Hace Mejor
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
La Dueña de Mi Cuerpo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Pompi Pompi
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
My Right Foot
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
El Gringo Loco
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Existencia Dinámica
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
El Pelotero Malo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Trago Amargo en la Roca
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
La China Dulce
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
La Escalera
 19
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Blanca Nieves
 49
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
La Esquina Famosa
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Triboro Bridge
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Serpiente
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Triboro Direct
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
PR Lo Hace Mejor
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
La Dueña de Mi Cuerpo
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pompi Pompi
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
My Right Foot
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
El Gringo Loco
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Existencia Dinámica
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
El Pelotero Malo
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Trago Amargo en la Roca
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
La China Dulce
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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