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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Mar 4, 2013
Flaming Pumpkin
I'm getting married in St. John in June, and I was wondering if there was any good climbing worth bringing gear for. I've heard there was decent bouldering nearby, and I'm taking my honeymoon to St. Lucia and heard that Gros Piton might be a good climb, but I'd like to hear from someone with experience.

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By Paul-B
Mar 4, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
Gros Piton is a good, steep hike, but there is no climbing (that I know of) to be had. I did it on my honeymoon. Maybe talk to this guy?


mountainproject.com/v/rock-cli...

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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Mar 4, 2013
Flaming Pumpkin
Wow, that view in the picture from your balcony looks gorgeous. Where was that taken from? We're staying at Anse Chastenet.

I'm might check a little more into Petite Piton.

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By M LaViolette Jr.
From The Past
Mar 4, 2013
Wolverine on Predator (5.13b) Rumney.
I spent my honeymoon in St. John, you're going to love it. There is ferry service to Virgin Gorda at least once a week where there is ridiculous bouldering. I took the ferry over, and of course it ended up raining. The downsides are, it's pretty expensive, $65 per person round trip I think and you don't get to spend all that much time on Virgin Gorda, only about three hours if I remember correctly. Nowhere near enough time to check out even half the bouldering areas. Definitely an awesome place and worthwhile if you're down there though.

Other than that just chill out at a different beach everyday on St. John and drink painkillers.

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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Mar 4, 2013
Flaming Pumpkin
M LaViolette Jr. wrote:
I spent my honeymoon in St. John, you're going to love it. There is ferry service to Virgin Gorda at least once a week where there is ridiculous bouldering. I took the ferry over, and of course it ended up raining. The downsides are, it's pretty expensive, $65 per person round trip I think and you don't get to spend all that much time on Virgin Gorda, only about three hours if I remember correctly. Nowhere near enough time to check out even half the bouldering areas. Definitely an awesome place and worthwhile if you're down there though. Other than that just chill out at a different beach everyday on St. John and drink painkillers.



We're actually planning on being over at Virgin Gorda anyway for part of the time, we're getting married at Caneel Bay and they include a couple ferry rides in the package price. Is the bouldering pretty easy to find?

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By M LaViolette Jr.
From The Past
Mar 4, 2013
Wolverine on Predator (5.13b) Rumney.
You can print out a little guide here: drtopo.com/submitted/

There are boulders on top of boulders on Virgin Gorda, you can't miss them.

mountainproject.com/v/virgin-g...

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By Paul-B
Mar 4, 2013
Flakes of Wrath
Loving that Ivan Greene described those boulders.... didn't chip them did he? Ha, what timing.

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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Mar 4, 2013
Flaming Pumpkin
That looks incredible. We're definitely going to check them out! Thanks for the Dr. Topo guide.

Anyone know of any multipitch trad lines? It would be really cool to say we did a multipitch in the Caribbean, no matter how easy it is.

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By Eddie2170
From Orange County, NY
Mar 4, 2013


Virgin Gorda's gorgeous bouldering

Probably the best video of it

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By Eddie2170
From Orange County, NY
Mar 4, 2013
Evan Sanders wrote:
That looks incredible. We're definitely going to check them out! Thanks for the Dr. Topo guide. Anyone know of any multipitch trad lines? It would be really cool to say we did a multipitch in the Caribbean, no matter how easy it is.


I believe that some of the larger islands such as Puerto Rico and Haiti have sport and trad lines

Climbing mag did an article about winter getaways and I know Puerto Rico and Hawaii were some examples of places to rope up during the cold northern winter, I know there's single pitch sport at both destinations but I don't recall if there was any Trad to be had

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By gen-eva
Mar 12, 2013
'Original' sector, Nuevo Bayamon
I've been reading up on Puerto Rico since I'm going in April, hoping to climb. It looks like there are a few multi-pitch, but they seem to all be bolted. It's kind of a blessing, though, because who really wants to haul a whole trad rack down there and expose it to that climate (for 1 or 2 climbs) anyways?

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