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El Palenque

El Palenque Rock Climbing 


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Location: 22.65383, -83.71517 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a structural entry created to help allow subareas and routes to be added. It will be filled in subsequently.

El Palenque is one of three main areas that contain the majority of routes in Cuba.

El Palenque lies four kilometers north of town and is easy to reach on foot, cab or bike. El Palenque was the hub of the first routes put up in Cuba. It may be the cushiest, most indulgent advance base camp in climbing. El Palenque is a bar by day and disco at night, under an immense hemisphere of limestone stalactites, pockets, and knobs, offering gymnastic bouldering on its walls and ceilings, and apre-climbing super-chilled beer or lush, frosty mojitos. You can return for the evening extravaganza and spectacularly clad mulata dancers. El Palenque provided the first American and Cuban climbers with rest and refreshments after a strenuous day of route-building, and new climbs were named for the disco songs that wafted out over the fields. Those days have passed, but El Palenque still offers uncommon diversions and high quality climbing.

Getting There 

To be filled in.

El Palenque lies four kilometers north of town and is easy to reach on foot, cab or bike.

All the climbing areas are within walking distance or a short cab ride.

Climbing Season

For the Cuba area.

Weather station 23.1 miles from here


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