Caliche (Ciales) Rock Climbing
|GPS:||18.352, -66.479 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Byron Igoe on Dec 29, 2013 · Updates|
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.
GUIDEBOOKS & DONATIONS: 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.
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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.
Trailhead: 18.351528, -66.478306 goo.gl/maps/GZT89ivCiq92
Do not park at the trailhead, even if the regular parking area is full.
Crag: 18.351975, -66.478798 goo.gl/maps/SqXuXVd7wAw
Classic Climbing Routes at Caliche (Ciales)
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