”The Flyin’ Hyena Wall“
(4 original climbs, more now)
This superb, huge wall is located on the north wall of the Sierra de Ancon Mogote about 2.5 miles past the El Palanque Taverna in a large, 300-foot high cathedral-like cavity. There is a rather primitive lumber yard at its base. Super climbs are located here and it’s always in the shade! *NOTE: Since these routes went in, there has been considerable new development here. It is in the area now called ‘La Costenera’. This is well detailed in the new guidebook “CUBA CLIMBING” cited elsewhere.
A GREAT PLACE WHEN BOTH YOU
AND THE DAY ARE HOT HOT HOT !!
1.) Flyin’ Hyena (A) has 5 pitches, each with a bolted belay. Pitch one (5.8) is trad and has one bolt near the belay. Pitch 2 (5.8) has 6 bolts and the rap out is 40 meters from here. Pitch 3 (11b) has 7 bolts and it’s 60 meters to the ground from the P3 belay. Pitch 4 (11d/12a) has 7 bolts and pitch 5 (11) has 8 bolts. Pitches 1 and 2, as well as pitches 4 and 5, can be linked, although you are cautioned to think this through very completely before attempting it.
2.) Have a Cigar (B) has four pitches, 12c/d, 11, and 11c, bolted.
3.) Pablo’s Squirm Fest (C) has three pitches, mostly 10c/d with some more difficult moves near the finish, bolted.
4.) Wish You Were Here (D) has three pitches, mostly 10 c/d, bottom two are bolted and top pitch is ‘mixed’ 5.11.