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About El Potrero Chico:

AMAZING climbing from 5.6 to 5.14. there is enough climbing here for a lifetime, and enough untouched five start rock for the enthusiastic First Ascentionist to bolt new lines for the rest of his life! This place is praised for it's multi-pitch sport routes, but the single pitch routes can compete with those of Southern France and Spain!! The cost of living is so cheap you can live comfortably for less than $70 a week, and it is one of the only area's to climb at that you do not need a car to get to the crag. Other areas within driving distance include the Culo De Gato (Cat's Ass) 20km, La Husteca in Monterrey about 50km. Mexico is not "Overhyped". Strong climbers that have visited and loved it include: Steve McClure, Tommy Caldwell, and Dave Hume, not to mension it is where Kurt Smith has choosen to reside (not anymore though). Bring warm clothes because even though it is Mexico, it can get cold (40 degrees one day, 85 the next). I would also recomend wearing comfortable climbing shoes and maybe bringing another pair for back up; the rock will eat your shoes!
Nearest town or city: Monterrey (Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon)
Directions: Fly to Monterrey Airport and get a Taxi to Hidalgo Nuevo Leon (don't say "potrero chico" because the taxi driver won't know where you are talking about). Or you can Drive. From San Antonio Texas it is a mere 6 short hours south and you'll be pulling on the classic Mexican Limestone!
Latitude, Longitude: 25.56000, -100.28000
Access Issues: Mexico safety issues
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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Forum Discussions (See all 98 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Climbing Guide for El Potrero Chico markgrundon 4 Sep 24 2014, 11:22 PM
No Replies Looking for partner darrenks 0 Jan 06 2013, 2:56 AM
No Replies LOOKING FOR A RIDE TO POTRERO CHICO dhoer 0 Nov 27 2012, 9:10 PM
No Replies EPC stevecurtis 0 Dec 25 2011, 9:27 PM
With Replies Updated Potrero Info PirateDave 1 Dec 17 2011, 5:46 PM
With Replies Potrero Sept. 25 to 28 - Anyone? sanarteaga 7 Sep 02 2011, 9:37 PM
With Replies Is Potrero Safe now? winterclimb 32 Apr 07 2011, 5:20 AM
With Replies Travel to Potrero thru Nuevo Laredo sj1039 3 Oct 13 2010, 1:03 AM
With Replies Climbing Portrero Chico in early June? lukedunk 4 Jan 31 2011, 10:45 AM
With Replies How busy will Potrero be the first week of March? ncrockclimber 10 Feb 17 2010, 2:40 PM
With Replies EPC Trip - February otkearny 4 Feb 11 2010, 4:12 AM
With Replies Tami's Cafe at Potrero ncrockclimber 5 Jan 10 2010, 1:12 AM
With Replies I need a ride to potrero choke 2 Jan 10 2010, 2:24 AM
With Replies Climbing Partner in March-May Potrero Chico awelton1 13 Feb 12 2010, 2:24 AM
No Replies Who needs a ride to El Potrero? i have an extra seat. shermanbd 0 Dec 15 2009, 9:35 PM