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Aruba (25)

About Aruba:


Ah... Awesome beaches, great night clubs and night life and HOT babes everywhere plus a single AWESOME CRAG, yep you bet, Grapefield is great and has LOTS of potential. If it wasn´t because no body on the island climbs over 5.9 there will be lots of harder routes!

Political and Geographical Situation

Aruba it self is not a country, is one of the three island (Curazao, Bonaire and Aruba) that belong to the Lower Countries (specifically to the Dutch). If you speak English, Spanish or Dutch you are already setup to come here. Is located merely 15 miles to the north of the Falcón península of Venezuela (on clear days you can see the island from the venezuelan chores and viceversa) and is relatively small.

The Crags

There is only one crag in Aruba: Grapefield (also known as the cliffs of the Fontein Coast). This place has a Thailand-like setup... bolted lines on overhanging volcanic rock and coral reefs just by the beach. There are also a couple of places for Bouldering. All the routes and signs have been setup by the CLUB ACTIVE ARUBA which is a local sports organization. If you want to bolt a new line you have to ask them first! They also rent gear. All of the routes have a bolted Name Tag on the base. This tag contains the general info on the route (name, difficulty and FA info). So topos are not that necessary... although are still quite helpfull.

Forum Discussions (11 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Ok not strictly "on topic"; Climbing on Curacao stefaban 0 Jul 14 2017, 12:02 PM
With Replies In Aruba Dec. 20 - Dec. 27 2015 - Anyone around? dsteltz 1 Nov 03 2015, 6:45 PM
With Replies Possibly in Aruba Dec. 21 - Dec. 28 2014 dsteltz 1 Aug 18 2014, 5:48 PM
With Replies In Aruba August 4 - 11 2013 dsteltz 1 Jun 19 2013, 7:45 AM
With Replies In aruba 15-22 Dec 2012 tgaydos 1 Nov 26 2012, 8:49 AM
No Replies Where rent gear in Aruba? Fredsnog 0 Jun 27 2012, 9:10 PM
With Replies June 10th - 17th 2012 Shartley 3 Jun 27 2012, 10:43 PM
No Replies August 8th 2012 - August 14th dsteltz 0 Sep 12 2011, 8:49 PM
No Replies Any want to climb in Aruba February 15th -22nd 2011? jlive 0 Dec 09 2010, 3:56 AM
With Replies Any climbers in Aruba July 11-18? Seth0326 3 Jun 27 2012, 9:42 PM
With Replies Jan13-23 gabriel.eckers 2 Nov 25 2008, 7:48 PM