Friday, January 7, 2011
Puerto Rico Rock Climbing!!
Another addition to the amazing tropical/caribbean rock climbing destinations! We got Cuba, Bahamas, Bermuda, and now Puerto Rico. Need I say more!
There are few different areas, all of which offer incredible karst type limestone sport climbing (stalagtites and such).
Nuevo Bayamon is the closest to San Juan and also the busiest, but there are a lot of great routes (120) not too far from the beach. Genereally a bit shadier and cooler than the other climbing areas.
Caliche is located in the center of the island about an hour from San Juan located right near a river with many climbs featuring beautiful pockets and huecos. Little shorter routes but good range of grades.
And finally there is Rosario. It is located near a town called Saint Germain in the south western corner of the island. A very unique experience but a little further away. There are some longer routes here and a lot more potential.
Looks like a wonderful place for a holiday!
Part One: Nuevo Bayamon
Part Two: Caliche
Part Three: Rosario