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Elevation: 231 ft 70 m
GPS: 18.35158, -66.4783
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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, with 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.

GUIDEBOOKS & DONATIONS: Please consider purchasing the downloadable guidebook 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. You can also donate to the local climbers association, AEPRI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on keeping the climbing areas in Puerto Rico safe and accessible.

If you would like to donate directly, you can send your donation by paypal to aventurastierradentro@gmail.com

This is an afternoon crag due to the sun angle. If you'd like to start climbing earlier in the day, check out the few parts of the wall that face north: 1) "Blanca Nieves" and the handful of routes to the right of it, and 2) the end of the crag with the three routes "La Ira de Dios", "Desconocida", and "Joni, Cori, Dori".

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Parking:    18.350807, -66.477412    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:   18.351528, -66.478306    goo.gl/maps/GZT89ivCiq92

Do not park at the trailhead, even if the regular parking area is full. You can park further down the hill by the water station at the main road.

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

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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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
La Otra Esquina
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 42
La Escalera
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 109
Blanca Nieves
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
La Esquina Famosa
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Que Siga La Rumba
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Bola de Fuego
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Triboro Bridge
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Serpiente
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Triboro Direct
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
PR Lo Hace Mejor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Pompi Pompi
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
My Right Foot
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
El Pelotero Malo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
La China Dulce
Sport, TR
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Pas de Bras, Pas de Nutela
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
La Otra Esquina 1. The Main Wall at C…
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
La Escalera 1. The Main Wall at C…
 42
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Blanca Nieves 1. The Main Wall at C…
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
La Esquina Famosa 1. The Main Wall at C…
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Que Siga La Rumba 1. The Main Wall at C…
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bola de Fuego 1. The Main Wall at C…
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Triboro Bridge 1. The Main Wall at C…
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Serpiente 1. The Main Wall at C…
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Triboro Direct 1. The Main Wall at C…
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
PR Lo Hace Mejor 1. The Main Wall at C…
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pompi Pompi 1. The Main Wall at C…
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
My Right Foot 1. The Main Wall at C…
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
El Pelotero Malo 1. The Main Wall at C…
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
La China Dulce 1. The Main Wall at C…
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
Pas de Bras, Pas de Nutela 1. The Main Wall at C…
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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