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Cayman Brac Guide

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Table of contents

1. Cayman Brac 113 routes in Crag

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Seasonality

Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.739383, -79.740135

summary

Cayman Brac is an amazing winter rock climbing location. High quality sport climbing routes on gently overhanging limestone on a small, unspoiled tropical island in the Caribbean Sea.

description

Cayman Brac is the easternmost of the Cayman Islands, a set of three isles (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac) about 300km south of Cuba.

Details also here: http://www.climbcaymanbrac.com

approach

Fly into Grand Cayman then take a Cayman Airways flight to the Brac. It is best to rent a car to reach the crags at the deserted eastern tip of the island.

where to stay

Bluff View seems to be the most popular climber's stay, but you may also check other resorts on the island.

history

Climbing began on the Brac in 1994 thanks to the northern Colorado climber Skip Harper (see “Hidden Treasure” in Rock & Ice No. 69). Harper and Ernie Johnson put up the island’s first climb, Chum Buckets (5.10b), at the Orange Cave.

1.1. Love Shack Wall 7 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.720509, -79.758116

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Leapin’ Lizzards 5.11d/12a Sport 7
2 Bat(s) in Brac 5.12c/d Sport 7
3 Parrot Trooper 5.12a Sport 7
4 Throwin’ the Hoola Girl 5.12a Sport 7
5 Bric-a-Brac Crack 5.12b Sport 6
6 Cayman Daze 5.13 SportProject 6
7 Cayman Nights 5.12c Sport 6

1.2. Stargazer Wall 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.720964, -79.756056

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Betelgeuse 5.9 Sport 7
2 Sirius 5.11d/12a Sport 6
3 Canopus 5.11a Sport 6

1.3. Valentines Wall 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.723418, -79.750257

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Nose In A Day 5.12b Sport 6
2 Date-less on Valentines Day 5.12a Sport 7
3 Free Snakin’ and Drawless 5.11b Sport 6
4 Black Hole 5.11a Sport 6
5 Mo’ Betta Beta 5.11d Sport 4

1.4. The Backyard 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 NoName 1 5.11c/d Sport
2 NoName 2 5.11b Sport
3 NoName 3 5.10c Sport

1.5. The Orange Cave 15 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.739107, -79.731493

1.5.1. Orange Cave 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Chum Buckets

FA: Skip Harper & Ernie Johnson, 1994

5.10b Sport 5
2 Goin’ to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans 5.10d Sport 5
3 Orange Fantasea 5.11a Sport 7
4 L’ Orangerie 5.8 Sport 5
5 Boy Georange 5.8 Sport 5
6 Lord Slime 5.7 Sport 4

1.5.2. Theology 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Ick! Theology! / I’d Rather Study Cod 5.10b Sport 9
2 Nameology 5.10c Sport 8

1.5.3. Orange Streak 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Brac Snack 5.6 Sport 3
2 Orange Streak 5.7 Sport 6
3 Shark Bait 5.9 Sport 5
4 Fake Left, Move Right 5.10d Sport 7

1.5.4. Seahorse 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Bananaquit 5.7 Sport 11
2 Flying the Colors 5.11c/d Sport 12
3 Anemone 5.12d Sport 15

1.6. The Wave Wall 20 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Huckster 5.12c/d Sport 6
2 Get It Together 5.12d/13a Sport 8
3 Pirates of Penance 5.12b Sport 5
4 Pirates of Pissants 5.12d Sport 6
5 Conched Out 5.10d Sport 7
6 Frolickin’ Frigates 5.10c Sport 8
7 Booby Trap 5.10b Sport 8
8 Blackened Durgon 5.9 Sport 11
9 Reef on This! 5.10d Sport 13
10 Parrot Preserves on Rye 5.10d Sport 11
11 Jumbo Shrimp

Extension of "Reef on This!" and "Parrot Preserves on Rye". Possible to top out.

5.10c Sport 2
12 Ray’s Gar and Krill 5.8 Sport 4
13 The Legend of Big Black Dick 5.10d/11a Sport 12
14 Unsuspecting Remora 5.12a Sport 10
15 Shooting the Curl 5.10a Sport 8
16 Hang Ten 5.10d Sport 9
17 New Wave 5.10b Sport 8
18 Old School 5.8 Sport 7
19 Crab Dance 5.11c/d Sport 9
20 Salty Dog 5.12a Sport 11

1.7. The Northeast Point 12 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.751310, -79.723666

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 What’s the Point? 5.9 Sport 13
2 Freedom 5.12c Sport 17
3 Throwin’ the Tortuga 5.11b Sport 11
4 A Porcupine Named Fluffy 5.11c Sport 12
5 Renegade 5.11d/12a Sport 14
6 The Devil Wears Flippers 5.11a Sport 15
7 Spermy the Whale 5.11c/d Sport 14
8 Shiver Me Timbers 5.10b Sport 13
9 Blackbeard’s Revenge 5.10b Sport 9
10 Walking the Plank 5.10c Sport 12
11 No Problem, Mon 5.10a Sport 9
12 Porpoise Christi

Direct start to No Problem, Mon.

5.11b Sport 4

1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight 6 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Holy Huecos Batwo-mon 5.11c Sport 14
2 Spine-less 5.11d Sport 15
3 Chicken of the Sea 5.12a Sport 10
4 Hot Tuna 5.12a Sport 8
5 Beach Fire 5.10c Sport 2, 13
6 Mud Falcon

Top-rope variation of Beach Fire.

Top rope

1.9. Edd's Place 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Spiral Staircase 5.10a Sport 12
2 Limestone Pirate 5.11a Sport 12
3 Jumpin’ 5.11d/12a Sport 10

1.10. Neptunes's lair 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.753809, -79.728982

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Little Mermaid 5.8 Sport 4
2 Calypso 5.11c Sport 7
3 Booby Eggs for Breakfast 5.11a Sport 10
4 The Poseidon Adventure 5.12a Sport 10
5 The Tempest 5.13 Sport 11

1.11. Spot Bay 25 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.754723, -79.747334

1.11.1. Pinky's Buttress 2 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 19.753206, -79.748007

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Hand Me The Can of Tuna, Boy SportProject 4
2 Full Metal Jackfish 5.12b Sport 12

1.11.2. Iguana Wall 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Larry the Lime Lizard 5.11d Sport 5
2 Tufa One 5.11c Sport 5
3 Tufa Two 5.12a Sport 6
4 Iguana without a G 5.12a Sport 9
5 Turtle Tufa Tango 5.11a Sport 11

1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall 18 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 19.752441, -79.753487

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Water Boarding 5.12c Sport 4
2 Chinese Water Torture 5.11d Sport 11
3 Peaceful Warrior 5.12a Sport 6
4 The End Justifies the Knees 5.10b Sport 8
5 OMG! 5.10a Sport 8
6 Rodeo Lover

Extension of OMG!.

5.10c Sport 1
7 Wait! Wait! Stop The Bus! 5.11d Sport 8
8 Bussy’s Bulge 5.11c/d Sport 9
9 Lizzard the Gizzard 5.11d/12a Sport 10
10 Dixon’s Delight 5.11b Sport 10
11 Hindenberg’s Harmonica 5.12b Sport 12
12 Out of Africa 5.11d Sport 10
13 Buffalo Soldier 5.12a Sport 11
14 Captain Kirk’s First Voyage 5.10c Sport 8
15 Boom! 5.12a Sport 9
16 Carpe Stalactite 5.12b Sport 7
17 In Vino Veritas 5.13a Sport 8
18 Pole Dancer 5.13a Sport 7

1.12. Heritage Wall 9 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 19.750101, -79.757969

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 May Cow 5.9 Sport 7
2 Rolling Calf

Extension of May Cow.

5.11c/d Sport 1
3 Anansi 5.13a Sport 6
4 Bracchanal 5.12b Sport 8
5 Greasy Pole 5.10c Sport 5
6 Ping ping ping 5.10b Sport 6
7 Iguana Crossing 5.10c/d Sport 5
8 Iguana Droppings 5.7 Sport 5
9 Iguana Hideaway

Extension of Iguana Droppings and Iguana Crossing.

5.11c Sport 1

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Pop Area
5.6 Brac Snack Sport 3 1.5.3. Orange Streak
5.7 Lord Slime Sport 4 1.5.1. Orange Cave
Orange Streak Sport 6 1.5.3. Orange Streak
Bananaquit Sport 11 1.5.4. Seahorse
Iguana Droppings Sport 5 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.8 Boy Georange Sport 5 1.5.1. Orange Cave
L’ Orangerie Sport 5 1.5.1. Orange Cave
Old School Sport 7 1.6. The Wave Wall
Ray’s Gar and Krill Sport 4 1.6. The Wave Wall
Little Mermaid Sport 4 1.10. Neptunes's lair
5.9 Betelgeuse Sport 7 1.2. Stargazer Wall
Shark Bait Sport 5 1.5.3. Orange Streak
Blackened Durgon Sport 11 1.6. The Wave Wall
What’s the Point? Sport 13 1.7. The Northeast Point
May Cow Sport 7 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.10a Shooting the Curl Sport 8 1.6. The Wave Wall
No Problem, Mon Sport 9 1.7. The Northeast Point
Spiral Staircase Sport 12 1.9. Edd's Place
OMG! Sport 8 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.10b Chum Buckets Sport 5 1.5.1. Orange Cave
Ick! Theology! Sport 9 1.5.2. Theology
Booby Trap Sport 8 1.6. The Wave Wall
New Wave Sport 8 1.6. The Wave Wall
Blackbeard’s Revenge Sport 9 1.7. The Northeast Point
Shiver Me Timbers Sport 13 1.7. The Northeast Point
The End Justifies the Knees Sport 8 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Ping ping ping Sport 6 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.10c NoName 3 Sport 1.4. The Backyard
Nameology Sport 8 1.5.2. Theology
Frolickin’ Frigates Sport 8 1.6. The Wave Wall
Jumbo Shrimp Sport 2 1.6. The Wave Wall
Walking the Plank Sport 12 1.7. The Northeast Point
Beach Fire Sport 2, 13 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
Captain Kirk’s First Voyage Sport 8 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Rodeo Lover Sport 1 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Greasy Pole Sport 5 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.10c/d Iguana Crossing Sport 5 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.10d Goin’ to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans Sport 5 1.5.1. Orange Cave
Fake Left, Move Right Sport 7 1.5.3. Orange Streak
Conched Out Sport 7 1.6. The Wave Wall
Hang Ten Sport 9 1.6. The Wave Wall
Parrot Preserves on Rye Sport 11 1.6. The Wave Wall
Reef on This! Sport 13 1.6. The Wave Wall
5.10d/11a The Legend of Big Black Dick Sport 12 1.6. The Wave Wall
5.11a Canopus Sport 6 1.2. Stargazer Wall
Black Hole Sport 6 1.3. Valentines Wall
Orange Fantasea Sport 7 1.5.1. Orange Cave
The Devil Wears Flippers Sport 15 1.7. The Northeast Point
Limestone Pirate Sport 12 1.9. Edd's Place
Booby Eggs for Breakfast Sport 10 1.10. Neptunes's lair
Turtle Tufa Tango Sport 11 1.11.2. Iguana Wall
5.11b Free Snakin’ and Drawless Sport 6 1.3. Valentines Wall
NoName 2 Sport 1.4. The Backyard
Porpoise Christi Sport 4 1.7. The Northeast Point
Throwin’ the Tortuga Sport 11 1.7. The Northeast Point
Dixon’s Delight Sport 10 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.11c A Porcupine Named Fluffy Sport 12 1.7. The Northeast Point
Holy Huecos Batwo-mon Sport 14 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
Calypso Sport 7 1.10. Neptunes's lair
Tufa One Sport 5 1.11.2. Iguana Wall
Iguana Hideaway Sport 1 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.11c/d NoName 1 Sport 1.4. The Backyard
Flying the Colors Sport 12 1.5.4. Seahorse
Crab Dance Sport 9 1.6. The Wave Wall
Spermy the Whale Sport 14 1.7. The Northeast Point
Bussy’s Bulge Sport 9 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Rolling Calf Sport 1 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.11d Mo’ Betta Beta Sport 4 1.3. Valentines Wall
Spine-less Sport 15 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
Larry the Lime Lizard Sport 5 1.11.2. Iguana Wall
Chinese Water Torture Sport 11 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Out of Africa Sport 10 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Wait! Wait! Stop The Bus! Sport 8 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.11d/12a Leapin’ Lizzards Sport 7 1.1. Love Shack Wall
Sirius Sport 6 1.2. Stargazer Wall
Renegade Sport 14 1.7. The Northeast Point
Jumpin’ Sport 10 1.9. Edd's Place
Lizzard the Gizzard Sport 10 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.12a Parrot Trooper Sport 7 1.1. Love Shack Wall
Throwin’ the Hoola Girl Sport 7 1.1. Love Shack Wall
Date-less on Valentines Day Sport 7 1.3. Valentines Wall
Salty Dog Sport 11 1.6. The Wave Wall
Unsuspecting Remora Sport 10 1.6. The Wave Wall
Chicken of the Sea Sport 10 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
Hot Tuna Sport 8 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
The Poseidon Adventure Sport 10 1.10. Neptunes's lair
Iguana without a G Sport 9 1.11.2. Iguana Wall
Tufa Two Sport 6 1.11.2. Iguana Wall
Boom! Sport 9 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Buffalo Soldier Sport 11 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Peaceful Warrior Sport 6 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.12b Bric-a-Brac Crack Sport 6 1.1. Love Shack Wall
The Nose In A Day Sport 6 1.3. Valentines Wall
Pirates of Penance Sport 5 1.6. The Wave Wall
Full Metal Jackfish Sport 12 1.11.1. Pinky's Buttress
Carpe Stalactite Sport 7 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Hindenberg’s Harmonica Sport 12 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Bracchanal Sport 8 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.12c Cayman Nights Sport 6 1.1. Love Shack Wall
Freedom Sport 17 1.7. The Northeast Point
Water Boarding Sport 4 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
5.12c/d Bat(s) in Brac Sport 7 1.1. Love Shack Wall
The Huckster Sport 6 1.6. The Wave Wall
5.12d Anemone Sport 15 1.5.4. Seahorse
Pirates of Pissants Sport 6 1.6. The Wave Wall
5.12d/13a Get It Together Sport 8 1.6. The Wave Wall
5.13a In Vino Veritas Sport 8 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Pole Dancer Sport 7 1.11.3. Dixon’s Wall
Anansi Sport 6 1.12. Heritage Wall
5.13 Cayman Daze SportProject 6 1.1. Love Shack Wall
The Tempest Sport 11 1.10. Neptunes's lair
? Mud Falcon Top rope 1.8. The Wall of Early Morning Flight
Hand Me The Can of Tuna, Boy SportProject 4 1.11.1. Pinky's Buttress
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