To fulfill his professional continuing education requirements, Bill registered for an ICU conference in Puerto Rico in January. We tacked on a day before and a day after the conference to include time to tour the island and to explore the limestone cliffs. What a discovery! While there are a few developed crags around the island, the closest to San Juan is called Bayamon and was only a 25 min drive from the hotel. If you too are heading to Puerto Rico for a vacation, download the online climbing guide and pack your rope and draws.
|Entrance to the Bayamon climbing area|
|Coming down from a fun climb!|
|A bit of caving to get to the next cliff|
|Island climate takes its tolls on bolts. Pack your Hilti!|
|The Arecibo Radio Telescope|
|Local fauna on the drive to Arecibo|
Upon on retour from Arecibo we squeezed in a visit of the Old San Juan. With its coloured buildings, cobblestone streets and old forts, Old San Juan makes for an enchanting visit.
|Bill, the tourist|
|Exploring Fort El Morro|
|Bill marveling at the canon balls|
|Renee in Old San Juan, but with a view of the Bayamon crag in the back|