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El Elefante

International > N America > Puerto Rico > Nuevo Bayamón

Description

An unassuming wall at first sight, it contains four diverse routes that are well worth the time. There's a beginner route, a fun tufa, a crimpy 5.10d, and a roof with big sharp jugs.

Getting There

From the main hiking path, take the bottom/rightmost of the three small short approach trails that go to the crags. It first passes by this block, and right after passes by El Bloque (Coquí Rebelde) before ending at El Mamón (Original).

Map of the crag, sectors, and access trails:
https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/117370114

Alternatively, follow the sectors from east to west until you get to El Bloque (Coquí Rebelde), then walk downhill to the block behind it.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Dumbo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Trompas Gemelas
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
El Elefante
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Manny
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dumbo
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Trompas Gemelas
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
El Elefante
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Manny
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport

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Reaching for a way out of the tufas.
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The crux area with tufa formations
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Side view of the Elefante wall that contains four routes
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