La Roca EL Yunque, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 0 m, 0 ft

Elevation: 1030+ meters, 3379+ feet

True Isolation: 0.21 km, 0.13 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 1030 - 1040 m
    (10-meter closed contour)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 18' 41'' N, 65° 47' 35'' W
18.31141, -65.793091 (Dec Deg)
204745 E 2026902 N, Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryPuerto Rico
State/ProvinceRío Grande

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 16
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 13)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2010-12-06 by William Musser
     2011-03-28 by Larry Woodcutter
     2015-08-12 by William Musser
     2017-04-09 by Armando Diaz

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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 0 m/0 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 20 m/64 ft
  Line Parent: Pico El Yunque
  Key Col: 1030 m/3379 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.21 km/0.13 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 18.31, -65.7917
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico El Yunque  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
OwnershipLand: El Bosque Nacional del Yunque
Wilderness/Special Area: El Toro Wilderness Area
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.
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