La Roca EL Yunque, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 14 m, 47 ft

Elevation: 1040 meters, 3412 feet

Approx. Isolation: 0.26 km, 0.16 mi
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 19' N; 65° 48' W
CountryPuerto Rico

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     2010-12-06 by William Musser

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This another popular spot in the Caribe National Forest of El Yunque in Puerto Rico. The USGS map for this area shows it as a named peak and well it should be as although it has little prominence - it has bold shear cliffs on other sides that are spectacular. Like many of the peaks in this area they tend to be connected by these narrow ridges that remove prominence, but these unique rock features that crown the ridges around the main peak are often the more interesting climbs in the area and the park service does have trails to them. The USGS maps and other data have numerous discrepancies as to the peak elevation. The elevation given is from the trail signs within the park itself and i believe to be accurate. I estimate the fall and gain between peaks and my estimate was nearly spot on with the park service but the information interpreted from the USGS map is very far off. La Roca is nearly the same height of El Yunque, but unlike it's more well known neighbor - it is NOT cluttered with radio and cell towers at the top and has the best views of all the peaks accessible by trail.

The col is estimated bu i believe to be within 5 feet.
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Views from this pinnacle are some of the best in El Yunque rainforest with no towers at its summit (2014-11-06). Photo by William Musser.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 14 m/47 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 14 m/47 ft
  Key Col: 1026 m/3365 ft
Isolation0.26 km/0.16 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico El Yunque  (SE)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsIslands-Atlantic-Caribbean
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
OwnershipLand: El Bosque Nacional del Yunque
Wilderness/Special Area: El Toro Wilderness Area
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.
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