Left Teta Rock Climbing
|GPS:||18.093, -66.231 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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High quality routes on basalt rock on the other "teta" (the left one).
For the right "teta", which was the originally developed area, go to https://www.mountainproject.com/area/108541266/right-teta
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Credit goes to Jorge Rodríguez, Maricarmen Chardón, Leo Taraborrelli, and Nicole Vidal for cleaning and developing this area for the climbing community to enjoy.
A 70 meter rope strongly recommended. Be sure to knot the end of the belay end of your rope on all climbs here.
This area is a bit longer of a hike (add 15 minutes) than the right teta but is totally worth the journey.
The best time to climb to avoid the sun is after 1pm or so. Even though it may be hot out, Cayey stays cool in the shade due to the breeze and altitude.
The left teta has three separate walls but for ease of navigating around the website, all the routes from these three walls are included in this sub-area. The left wall is from Peñón del Susto to Ilusión, the center wall is from Cangrimán to Quédate en Casa, and the right wall is from La Ñapa to Fuliaita.
This area is accessed by one of two methods:
1. If you are camping at Finca Alberto (highly recommended) (https://goo.gl/maps/yXTJsgn1R4HZANxy8) simply walk from the campsite approximately 5 minutes down the obvious trail. The first route you will encounter is Peñón del Susto. The three easier routes that are currently unnamed in MP are accessed by a small, separate trail at the campground. Access to this trail and campground is controlled and is reserved for people who pay to camp. Finca Alberto is a great spot to camp -- it has a bathroom and showers, stunning views and is breezy at night. It sits on top of the left teta.
2. By parking in the same lot as for the right teta. You hike up to the right teta and continue onward to the left teta. Park at 18.093649, -66.226241 (https://goo.gl/maps/zHAPuZULx5prbukS6) and hike for about 10 minutes to the right teta. The map pin is for a private property that has a gate locked with a combination lock. Ask one of the local climbers what the code is for the lock. Use the obvious hiking path that will take you to the right teta. Once you reach the wall of the right teta, go left and and look for the routes Yellow Mellow and Ants Line (they have name tags on the wall). A trail veers slightly to the left but immediately leads to a boulder. Hop on top of the boulder and continue forward and the trail should become obvious. Follow the trail down the slope, then to the right, and then back up again to the wall of the Left Teta. The path is well marked and easy to follow. Here's the approach trail page: https://www.mountainproject.com/approach-trail/120292275
When you reach the wall you have a choice to go either left or right to access different groups of routes. If you go left you access the routes from Peñón Del Susto to Ilusión. The first route you encounter as you exit the trail is Demasiado Lechón in the center of the wall. If however, you go right and continue up a steep trail you will arrive at the second wall that has the routes from La Ñapa to Fuliaita. The first route you encounter as you exit the trail is Nellie, which is in the center of the wall. Also, on the way to the upper wall you will see a newly cleaned wall to the left with a handful of routes. This is the "Middle Sector".
GPS coordinates for the base of the crag:
Classic Climbing Routes at Left Teta
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