Elevation: 154 ft
GPS: 18.358, -66.476 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eli Helmuth on Jul 5, 2017
Admins: Heliodor Jalba

Description

This 250' cliff is obvious nearby the historic bridge at Mata de Platano on the north side of the city of Ciales and the very visible large white rock a half mile to the north of Caliche Crag. Shady until 3pm in the afternoon, this is the most outrageous crag yet developed on the island with big, steep lines that will leave you pumped and anaerobic. The wall is steep enough with roofs on top that the rock does not get wet in the biggest storms. In the shade with breezes and temps year-round in the 80'sF, this area is good to climb on every day of the year, there is no "off-season".

Getting There

Park at the south end of the Mata de Plátano bridge, between the Chinchorro (bar/restaurant) and the bridge:
18.358053, -66.477812
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There is a gravel road that goes next to the bridge down to the river where there is quality soloing over the deep water below the bridge. Walk upstream to find an easy crossing, usually knee deep and then walk upstream until you are directly below the climbing routes. Until there is a permanent trail, you may want to purchase an $8 machete to help with the 100' of trail breaking through cane and some thorns that may be blocking the access. If the trail is in, the entire approach should take 10 minutes.

Since hurricane Maria, the approach pitches can be bypassed by scrambling ledge systems to the left of the bolted starts and a rope might be nice to make the last bolt protected moves up to the big first pitch ledge system.

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Sunny Roughly 2pm to 6pm during high season
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