Sector Paraiso Rock Climbing
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Sector Paraiso is a popular climbing area at Playa Fronton set on a vertical wall of colorfully streaked limestone just behind the beach. The rock quality here is considerably better than at Fronton beach Main wall and the route style is dominated by vertical to slightly overhung face climbing. This face is set back behind the two prominent house-sized boulders on the beach (called the Pie de la Piedra Partida boulders), and also has a distinct large arch-shaped cave on the left side making the area easy to identify from the beach. There are about 12 established routes here up to 30 meters tall ranging from 5.7 to 5.12 with room for much more development, especially on the upper wall. Bring at least a 60m rope and 14 quickdraws for the longer routes. This area contains perhaps some of the highest quality moderate climbing in the Caribbean. Don't forget to look back to take in the view at the top of the climbs!
As of 2016, a new standard of hardware using only titanium glue-in bolts and anchors has been established for all new route development into the future. NOTE: educate yourself about the dangers of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) with respect to stainless steel hardware. ONLY titanium glue-in bolts should be trusted!
Helmets are advised for climbers and belayers.
Although seldom encountered, watch out for wasps and poisonous centipedes.
Sector Paraiso, Playa Fronton
Sector Paraiso, lower wall routes, Playa Fronton
Topo for Sector Paraiso
El Hombre y el Mar (5.11b) at Sector Paraiso, Playa Frontón Photo copyright Andrew Burr
Brittany Griffith climbs "El Hombre y el Mar", 5.11b
Trust only Titanium glue-in hardware at Playa Fronton and vicinity crags. Titan Eterna bolt.
Titan Eterna glue-in titanium bolt
Location map of crags at Playa Frontón and vicinity
Classic Climbing Routes at Sector Paraiso
Days w Precip