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Routes in Caliche (Ciales, PR)

Arete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blanca Nieves S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bola de Fuego S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
CJ S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Duo de Choc S,TR 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
El Gringo Loco S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
El Pelotero Malo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Estrella de Flores S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Existencia Dinamica S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
La China Dulce "The Sweet Orange" S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
La Escalera S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
La Esquina Famosa S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
La Grieta S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
La Otra Esquina S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
My Right Foot S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
NJ S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ne Pleurs Pas “Do Not Cry” S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Pas de Bras, Pas de Nutela S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Pompi Pompi S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Que Siga La Rumba S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Resistance S,TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Revolucion S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Serpiente S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Trago Amargo en la Roca S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Triboro Bridge S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Triboro Direct S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Uno, Dos, Tres S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 249 ft
GPS: 18.35, -66.478 Google Map · Climbing Map
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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 for more than 10 years. 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. All sketchy bolts should be replaced with Titanium Glue-ins by the Summer of 2017.

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18° 21.059', -66° 28.650'

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Eli Helmuth
Ciales, PR
Eli Helmuth   Ciales, PR
Here's a google map pin to show the parking location and other key information for the visiting climber: Ciales Area Climbing Map We live down the street now so feel free to contact for beta or any issues and we have guest lodging at $35/person or $100/night for the entire space with kitchen, outdoor shower, and fresh fruit on site. Also available for climbing instruction or skilled partner and check out the local beta on Dec 9, 2016
Dustin Clelen
Boulder, CO
Dustin Clelen   Boulder, CO
To expand a bit on the directions - go to the town of Ciales. Once you're in town, head toward the (now closed) Juan Jose Jimenez bridge on road 6685 (a right turn out of town just after you cross the bridge over the river). As you drive along this road you'll notice the rocks to your left a few hundred feet above the road. There is a small neighborhood beneath the rocks. Turn onto the road that seems to lead to the base of the rocks (and into this neighborhood). Stay on the main road in the neighborhood until you get to a basketball court with a grass parking area across the street and park there. Walk up hill (initially backtracking on the road about 50 feet or so) and toward the rocks. At one point when the road ends, you'll have to almost walk into the walls of a family compound, but not quite because the trail switches back away from their property. Eventually the trail narrows and you'll find yourself at the base of the rock looking at Tiboro Direct. Total time is less than 15 minutes from the car. Mar 13, 2014

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