Climbs 46
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 160m a.s.l
Faces SW

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The Wasp Factory 7b, Cueva Cabeza De La Vaca, Vinales, Cuba. © petetopham

Crag features

Cabeza de la Vaca has some of the best lines in Vinales and some of the hardest routes in Cuba. In general the climbing is steep and physical, utilizing a plethora of Tufas and Stalacites dripping from the walls. Expect to get pumped; the big holds and tangled featues will test your stamina and capacity to think "tri-dimensionally".

Approach notes

Cabeza de la Vaca is in a national park and climbing is tolerated but not completely legal. At the time of writing (Jan 2013) there are some access issues over the climbing at this crag. It is not usually tolerated in the morning and early afternoon but after the park ranger goes home (at about 1500) the crag fills with all the local strong Cuban climbers and you can climb till dark. If you are unsure about whether the ranger is in situ or not just ask Raul Reyes at his farm and he will give you the low down on the day.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Piedra Mi Cusi
2 Cara Dura
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6a 2
3 Mi Cusi
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5c 3
4 Feliz Cimpleanos
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6a 2
  Left Overhang
6 Rosca Izquierda
-
6c  
7 Vamo Alla
-
6c * 3
8 Sasca Chispas
-
7a+ ** 2
9 Virosis
-
7b+  
10 Echando Candela
-
8a  
11 Morirse a Plazo
-
8a  
12 The Colony
-
8a+ ***  
13 The Wasp Factory 7b *** 3
14 One Inch Punch
-
8b+ ***  
15 Esplendidos
-
8a *** 1
16 La Mierda
-
6b+  
17 La Playa
-
7a ** 2
18 Chimeneando
-
6b+  
Climb name Grade
19 Totisnao
-
6b ** 4
20 A Martillazo Limpio
-
7a ** 1
21 Na Pa Pie
-
7c *  
22 Kid Expresivo
-
6c+ ** 1
23 Quien Dijo Miedo Habiendo Hospitales
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7c ** 1
24 RM
-
6a+ ** 4
25 Chao Pescao
-
6b+ * 3
26 Unnamed
-
7b *  
27 Cubanitos en La Red
-
6c * 2
28 Maya
-
7c **  
29 Puro Cubano
-
7a+ ** 2
  Tunnel Routes Right
31 M-1
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8a  
32 Golondrina
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6b+  
33 Guiro que Te Escachas
-
7c  
34 Andurina
-
8a  
35 Chicharrones
-
8a+  
Climb name Grade
  Tunnel Routes Left
37 Candilejas
-
6c  
38 Haista
-
6c  
39 Na Pa Nadie Pa
-
7b+  
40 Los Tres Mosqueteros
-
7b  
41 Camino al Infierno
-
7a  
  Tunnel Entrance
43 Misericordia por Dios!
-
7b ** 1
44 Tiburones Vinaleros
-
7c ** 1
45 Otra Mano "Pa" el Pulpo
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7c * 1
46 Malanga Hasta La Muerte
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7b+ *** 2
47 Jineteras a lo Souyo
-
7c **  
  The stairs
49 La Cuchillita
-
6a *  
50 Juegos de Ninos
-
5c *  
51 Guajiros
-
6b+ * 1
52 Guajiras
-
6b ** 1

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