The perfect climbing rucksack
The basic material for climbing includes a harness, ropes, helmet, carabiners, climbing shoes, and a gri-gri, which is a safety device that makes it possible to jam the rope in the event of a fall. You’ll also need magnesium to dry the sweat from your hands and to avoid slips, and a first-aid kit.
Puerto Rico is the perfect destination to improve your technique or get started in this thrilling sport, thanks to its climate. The best months for climbing are March and April. It’s best to avoid the rainy season at the end of September, October and December. Although you may not mind getting wet, it is advisable to visit when the rocks are as non-slippery as possible.
The island has the perfect terrain to practice the three most popular types of rock climbing. In sport climbing fixed anchors are used, where the rope is attached to the rock. Bouldering consists of climbing using blocks that are no more than two metres high. The most dangerous type of climbing is deep-water soloing. Reserved solely for expert climbers, it’s a controversial speciality that consists of climbing cliffs above water without any safety measures. In the event of a fall, the water cushions the impact.