Rock Climbing Mini-Guide CALICHE


Caliche is a limestone rock wall formed by the Río Grande de Manatí. It is located in the Caliche neighborhood in the town of Ciales, about one hour west of San Juan (72km). It was the first climbing area developed in Puerto Rico. La Grieta (5.10c) was the first route put up in 1989 in the old fashion way with cams and nuts from the bottom up. Today, all of the routes are sport and many have been recently re-bolted.

Authors: Rossano Boscarino – Edda Jiménez

Editors: Blanca Paniagua – Paul Bedell

Edition: 8/2013