Elevation: 276 ft
GPS: 18.432, -66.358 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Marianela Mercado Burgos on Dec 6, 2017
Admins: Heliodor Jalba
Access Issue: Private Property Details

Description and Services (reservations)

This is a new rock climbing concept, be prepared!.. this is known by locals and visitors as the climbing heaven,.. you can CAMP here, EAT and drink BEER here, climb from easy to more difficult ones, the rock wall is just at a few steps from your parking, it has a COZY REST AREA with hammocks and chairs under a beautiful shaded panoramic area, and if its Saturday you can see a climbing movie too at 6pm in a perfect relaxed environment/outdoor cinema. We also sell CLIMBING GEAR and chalk.

The North region of Puerto Rico encloses an incredible marine geologic history back to 30 million years old. Roca Norte is located in a unique topographic landscape called "mogotes", which provide spectacular cliffs to climb and scenic views. After hurricane María (2017), 21 Climb and Tour personnel Kenneth Irizarry, Marianela Mercado, and local climber Jorge Rodríguez, created Roca Norte for locals and visitors to enjoy this newly added climbing spot in our backyard, with 35 routes (and still bolting). The hurricane cleared all the vegetation and made possible for us to prepare this unique climbing spot!

SERVICES FOR CLIMBERS:

Guided Climbing or Climber Day Pass:
Visit: www.rocanortepr.com / Choose your preference (GUIDED CLIMBING,  DAY PASS, etc) and click BOOK NOW.

You will need to MAKE YOUR RESERVATION to be available and better assist you. However, if you find yourself close to our location you can always call us or come in. We sometimes have private events such as children from shelters visiting and their visit is regulated by the government, we also may have rock climbing birthday parties, or similar events. Even though we may have these events there's always options for climb in tranquility in different sectors.

Entrance fee (DAY PASS) for climbers with OWN EQUIPMENT and climbing PARTNER is $15.00. This includes:  maintenance of routes, new bolting, trail cleaning and also supports our non profit Roca Norte OCG Corp., where children from shelters get rock climbing trips at no cost. Learn more here: http://rocanortepr.com/donate/ 

CONTACT US:
Telephone: 939-218-7887
Email: info@rocanortepr.com 
Facebook: 21 Climb and Tour Instagram: @roca.norte

PLAN YOUR DAY
Sunlight logistics
(Sunset time varies little: Winter-Spring (November to February is at around 6:00pm), Summer-Fall (May to October is at around 7:00pm)

All 32 out of the 35 routes are shaded from sunrise to 12:30pm. (Exception are routes 33-35 having sun in the morning but shade after 12pm)
At 12:30pm to 6:30pm routes #18 to 32 will still be shaded all day long or partially shaded. (Good options found here also if it rains)
At 3:30pm routes from #1 to #18 will be shaded again (including #19 to 26)

GUIDEBOOK: See section CLIMBING ROUTES below. The information listed here should be all you need as the routes are marked with numbered tags and we are always available to answer your questions. We also have a wall with all the routes listed. See Topos in pictures.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED (or we can rent it too):
- 60 m rope will be perfect- a set of 8 quickdraws will be good for some routes, but if you want to climb the highest then bring 12. The highest routes are from Paya Paplaya (route 10) all the way down to Spiritus Montis (route 22).

Getting There

Vega Baja town is about 30 minutes driving from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. You can either take a taxi or a Uber, or book with us in advance to pick you up. Take exit 32 (west) from PR-22 and follow Roca Norte signs.

Also follow this pin:
Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym
51 Calle 6B, Cll Monserrate, Vega Baja, 00693, Puerto Rico
939-218-7887
https://goo.gl/maps/qVFndhz2SW3EPcNS7

Food beta

At Roca Norte we prepare barbecued dinner/lunch and breakfast too. You can pre order by letting us know in advance through our email: info@rocanortepr.com 
in case you have a food preference and menu may  includes hamburgers (turkey, beef, chicken), pasta with chicken, chicken pinchos, alligator empanadillas, pizza, and local food prepared by us at price range of 3$ to 6$. Also we have so many papaya trees and whenever papayas are ready you get a free smoothie!

Nearby in our neighborhood you can find a bakery “Pan a Peso” where you can have breakfast and heavy lunch for 6$ (pastas, rices, Keto options, etc).

Visiting Puerto Rico is a great opportunity to try different and a high quality food experience. In the Vega Baja town area you can go to Bocaito Bar, Panela, Pirilo Pizza Rústica for good varied options. Vegetarian options are found in Vega Baja health food where they also prepare veggie food. 


Climbing Gear Rental/Sale

Gear rental service is available only for Roca Norte Climbing Spot and nowhere else in the island. During your reservation you can also check what items you want to rent in the Add on section. If you don’t see an item listed just let us know and we’ll make it available for you. All our gear is in excellent conditions.

Enter this link, click in GYM PASSES and select items if needed.

rocanortepr.com/adventures/…

Sales:We have brand new gear from La Sportiva, Camp-USA, Edelrid, Metolius, Tenaya, Trango and we also have available FrictionLabs Chalk. Info: 939-218-7887

Camping in Vega Baja or Cayey

Staying North of the Island is the best option to be close to most of the crags (Vega Baja, Ciales, Bayamon, Aguadilla, Quebradillas).
The Perfect Centered location is Vega Baja at Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym where you can camp for as little as 35$ per night in a climbers environment including:
- tent or hammock set up for you (unless you prefer to bring yours)- air mattress or sleeping pad - camping pillow- sleeping bag if desired
- camping stove- full bathroom (including shampoo and shower gel) - you will have the rock wall at a few steps from your tent. - parking- safe place- tranquil area surrounded by trees
- if you are a nature lover you do the Bird watcher trail at 8am

See FAQs section!
You can book through Airbnb:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/36275738o?source_impression_id=p3_1573221970_nyVCkSXg72V6mnDb
In addition, you can sleep in a PORTALEDGE at the rock wall!!!!, with panoramic views of our karstic forest,
reservations here: https://abnb.me/LdTzUOPsy1 





Central-South of the island:
Sure you can always stay in a hotel but what about having a great view from your tent and make a campfire at night with thousands of stars?We have two different camping areas in Cayey, Mountain Top Campsite and Refugio Malúa, visit: 
http://rocanortepr.com/adventures/camping/

to see everything included and to book immediately too. These campsites are located in Cayey town close to CERRO LAS TETAS if you are climbing in that direction. Prices sometimes are listed for groups, or for individuals. Please call us or email us info@rocanorte.com to provide you with the best option. See FAQs section.
You can also book through airbnb for groups if thats covenient. 

airbnb.com/rooms/30435366?s…

airbnb.co.in/rooms/29256131…

Belay service

Are you traveling alone, have no previous climbing experience or your partner is not a climber? If this is your case, you can always choose to climb in paradise. Just go to the website:

http://rocanortepr.com/adventures/climbing/

and click Book Now. This cost includes also all climbing equipment. See details and FAQs.

What else to do in Vega Baja

Tourism promotional video of Vega Baja:
https://youtu.be/3ttHBSQzt4k

Puerto Nuevo beach in Vega Baja (Find it in Googlemaps)
Hiking in Charco Azul (Call 787-344-5488)
Manantial de Tortuguero (natural spring, Find in google maps)


Beach hike in Cueva Las Golondrinas (Find it in Googlemaps)
Mountain bike or hike in Laguna Tortuguero or Cerro Gordo (Find it in Googlemaps)
Diving in Vega Baja (Call 787-807-3210)
Snorkeling in Vega BajaKayaking in Playa Puerto Nuevo (Call 787-675-5837)
Mar Chiquita beach (Find it in Googlemaps)

Butterfly Garden (find it in Googlemaps as Mariposario)

Climbing Routes

To better orient yourself this could be helpful :)
Almost all the routes have cruxes near the top in the Main Wall. See details and description for each route when you click on it.





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Classic Climbing Routes at Roca Norte (Vega Baja)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
6. La Culebra de Miyagui
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
7. Ay mamón
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
1. Aqua
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
21. Princesa Lía
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
8. La Rabieta de Adrián
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
9. Puntos suspensivos
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
17. Ying Yang
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
27. Pika peke
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
19. Aleta
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
10. Paya paplaya
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
23. Madreselva
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
24. Letty
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
32. Acto Mágico
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
30. Hormiga Brava
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
31. Refugio Sagrado
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
6. La Culebra de Miyagui
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
7. Ay mamón
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
1. Aqua
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
21. Princesa Lía
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
8. La Rabieta de Adrián
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
9. Puntos suspensivos
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
17. Ying Yang
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
27. Pika peke
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
19. Aleta
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
10. Paya paplaya
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
23. Madreselva
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
24. Letty
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
32. Acto Mágico
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
30. Hormiga Brava
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
31. Refugio Sagrado
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: North · South · West
Sunny Roughly 1pm to 3pm during high season
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