We have guided at el potrero chico since 1999. Rock-about is the premier guide service in mexico.

Camping at El Potrero Chico, sleeping under the mountains.

El Potrero Chico, Mexico

Experience a world class multi-pitch adventure on some of the tallest limestone in North America, just south of the border! Rock-About guides have been climbing here since it’s beginning in the late 80’s. Enjoy the spectacular desert & mountain landscape of the Sierra Madre. Climbers are welcomed in the nearby by town of Hidalgo, where you can experience local culture, food, music and more. Tour from the Potrero to rock art sites and the relaxing hot springs for the day. There is also big city night life in the modern city of Monterey, Nuevo Leon!

El Potrero is considered one of the top 10 locations to climb in the world.In addition to well over 500 routes, the area boasts the second longest sport route in North America, Timewave Zero, ringing in at 23 pitches and over 2000 feet. New routes are continually being developed. There is a large range of different climbs, most of them in the 5.8 to 5.13 grade. The type of climbing can range from steep overhanging face to easy slab.

Rock About is now offering a Shuttle Service to climb at El Potrero Chico. We have partnered with locals to be able to offer an all inclusive trip including a bad ass house, food, and travel expenses. We always leave early at 5am to climb on the arrival date and leave Mexico on the return day about 11am to allow for a great bridge crossing..

2017/ 2018 Shuttle Schedule:

New Year’s: Dec. 29th – Jan 4th $375

Jan 5th - Jan 13th​

For each Shuttle, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided. This year we have the same awesome house reserved as last year.

Guiding at EPC is available for the shuttle but not required to come along. Cost is separate at $200 per person per day for Multi-pitch classics like Estrallita, Space Boys, Yankee Clipper, Etc.  Adam is certified to guide up to Class V rock so take advantage of his skills and ability.

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As a beginner, I found the experience to be fantastic...I got much more than my money’s worth and highly recommend them.

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Cities/Locations Served

San Antonio
Enchanted Rock
Barton Creek / Green Belt
Reimer's Ranch
New Mexico

I wanted to let you know how much Ariel and I enjoyed our rock climbing experience at Enchanted Rock with Chris. I could not have asked for a better instructor for her.

Susan L. Reichenthal