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Elevation: 276 ft 84 m
GPS: 18.43185, -66.35801
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Shared By: Marianela Mercado Burgos on Dec 6, 2017 · Updates
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Description and Services (reservations) Suggest change

Roca Norte is a different rock climbing concept in a private land own by climbing guides. We have put together the services of an indoor gym in an outdoor rock setting. 

Conveniences: 

- You can camp here with all camping gear included 

- Rock climb from easy (5.6) to more difficult routes (up to 5.12a) 

- The rock walls are just at a few steps from your car

- It has bathroom with shower

- It has a cozy rest area with hammocks and chairs under a beautiful shaded panoramic area. 

- We provide with a parking spot with your reservation. 

- We don't allow the crag to be full of people we only allow up to 10 persons at the same time. 

- We provide with different climbing services according to your experience if any. See our website for booking. 

- Its also ideal if you are coming with kids as we provide with gear for them too. 

Reservations and Availability always through our website: www.rocanortepr.com 

Short Story of this place:  

Marianela and Kenneth lived in this place way before this place turned into a rock climbing spot and were already climbing guides under the name of 21 Climb and Tour business. In 2017 the house was donated as a shelter for people who didn't have a safe place to be during Hurricane Maria. Two months after we arrived to our house we noticed we had rock walls behind our home that were fully covered with very dense tropical vegetation which made it impossible to see it before. This created an opportunity for us as climbing guides to create a unique space, and  we can say we also work from home! We are thrilled to share this place with everyone in this world!

See part of our place here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=PngTbt3p1u4&feature=sharec

Read more:                                                                                                                           https://rocanortepr.com/2021/01/31/como-surge-roca-norte/                                                                          https://rocanortepr.com/about-us/                                                                                                                    https://www.elnuevodia.com/login/?returnUrl= elnuevodia.com/de-viaje/por…

CONTACT US:

Telephone: 939-218-7887

Email: info@rocanortepr.com 

Facebook: Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym 

Instagram: @roca.norte

PLAN YOUR DAY

Sunlight logistics

Shaded routes in the morning (before 12pm): Routes #1 - 24

Shaded routes in the afternoon (after 1pm): Routes #17 - 38

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. 

GEAR NEEDED (or you 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 Suggest change

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

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Nearby in our neighborhood you can find a bakery named “Pan Factory” where you can have breakfast and lunch:

Fancy delicious breakfast: 

Wafol Cafe  (waffles, oatmeal, brunch etc) 

Lunch/Dinner options:

Havana Beach Club  (Local food style)

Up Restaurant  (Local food style)

Pa Comer Sano (Vegetarian and non veg food)



Climbing Gear Rental/Sale

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Gear rental is available at Roca Norte and you can also rent it for other climbing areas at a different rate. 

If you need to rent gear to be used in Roca Norte then you'll, have the option to choose either a gear bundle for 2 persons or individual items according to your need. For this, you'll need to do your Gym Pass reservation add 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.

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

Camping in Vega Baja or Cayey

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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 Roca Norte, enter this link and select your preference: https://rocanortepr.com/adventures/camping/

You can book through Airbnb too:

www.airbnb.com/h/rocanorte3

www.airbnb.com/h/rocanorte5

In CAYEY town:

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: 

www.airbnb.com/h/cayey3

www.airbnb.com/h/enjoytiny  

Belay service

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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

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Click on each of these to get directions or info: 

Puerto Nuevo beach in Vega Baja / Kayak Rentals

Tours for Hiking Charco Azul

Manantial de Tortuguero (short hike to a Natural Spring)

Los Tubos Mountain Bike / Hike Trail  (coastal hike, but also a bouldering area "Escondida Bouldering")

Guayaney Natural Spring (hike and spring)

Tortuguero Lagoon Hike Trail 

Climbing Routes

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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
 11
6. La Culebra de Miyagui
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
1. Aqua
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
3. Traveseando
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
7. Ay mamón
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
8. Rabia
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
11. Piece of cake
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
20. Rabo de Caimán
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
22. Spiritu monti
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
10. Paya paplaya
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
16. La voltereta
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
19. Aleta
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
17. Ying Yang
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
23. Madreselva
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
32. Acto Mágico
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
24. Letty
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
6. La Culebra de Miyagui
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
1. Aqua
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
3. Traveseando
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
7. Ay mamón
 10
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
8. Rabia
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
11. Piece of cake
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
20. Rabo de Caimán
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
22. Spiritu monti
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
10. Paya paplaya
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
16. La voltereta
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
19. Aleta
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
17. Ying Yang
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
23. Madreselva
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
32. Acto Mágico
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
24. Letty
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
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Routes Mostly Face: North · South · West
Sunny Roughly 1pm to 3pm during high season
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