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 all food,camping (Possibly a house this year), and travel expenses. We always leave early at 5am to climb on the arrival date and leave Mexico on the return day about 4pm to allow for climbing the last day as well.
2016 Shuttle Schedule:
New Year’s: Dec. 29th – Jan 3rd $325
For each Shuttle, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided. This year we are working on getting lodging instead of the camping as normal. Hopefully that works in our favor.
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.
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