Elevation: 5 ft
GPS: 18.483, -66.903 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eli Helmuth on May 9, 2018 · Updates
Admins: Heliodor Jalba

Description

A very climbable 60 foot high limestone crag situated next to the parking area, beachside at Playa Puerto Hermina in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. North facing and shaded most of the day, the top can be accessed via an easy scramble and walk from the east end. Please respect the Taino sculpture and do not climb on or disturb this figure.  Help keep the area clean and pick up as much garbage from others as you can on each visit- thanks!

There is also a world-class free skateboard park in the neighborhood and a "rappelling club" at the skateboard park.  This group has been using the cliff for rappelling for many years and there are three marine grade glue-in ring bolts on top of the cliff (one badly rusted) that are remnants from these activities.  As always, please be courteous with other users as there are only a few routes at this time but room for at least 40-50 more quality pitches.  Titanium bolts are the only material that will work long-term in this environment so please do not use steel.

Getting There

Crag location (and parking):
18.483551, -66.902709
https://goo.gl/maps/dqn2uENcBntkygnG6

The crag is 30 feet away from the parking area at this popular surf and spearfishing beach. Access to the ocean for swimming is tricky but nice swimming beaches can be accessed via a 10 minute walk to the east along the coast from here.  There is now a kid friendly ocean pool nearby the parking formed during the big swell in March 2017 that also damaged the sidewalk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Playa Puerto Hermina (Quebradillas)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Free Bird
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Hang Ten
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Edibles
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Hump Day
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Surf's Up
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Free Bird
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Hang Ten
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Edibles
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hump Day
 14
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Surf's Up
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: North

Mostly Shady All Day

Details: Cliff is in the shade all year. The base gets more shade in the winter months and less shade in the summer months, especially in the early mornings.

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