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El Potrero Chico - - El Potrero Chico

Sun fights the fog
Datum: January 2005
Höhe: about 700m
Länge: 1 to 25 pitches
Fels: Limestone
Grad: US 5.7 - 5.13b
Approach / Zustieg:
Material: 70m, 15 quick draws, clip stick for some climbs, check out the guide for multipitches
Ausrichtung: all directions
Descent / Abstieg:
Führer: Climb El Potrero Chico by Pancho Villa and The Caguama Queen, get it at Tamis Cafe

Beschreibung El Potrero Chico - -

Awesome limestone, hundreds of routes from easy single to very hard and long multi pitches, camping in walking distance and for some, a cold beer in the evening. Does that sound like a climbers dream? It is reality, El Potrero Chico!

Climbing at Potrero is possible all year round. However, best time is late fall to early spring. Winter days are mostly nice and warm. Only the fog in the morning is kind of a drawback. But normally around 10 a.m. the sun will get rid of the fog. Summer can get hot, too hot for pleasant climbing. But there are the early mornings and the shady walls.

What are you looking for? Single pitches, up to 4 pitches or very long adventures? You will find it at Potrero. Best of it all, mostly all the climbs are bolted.

Another very nice fact is the camping in walking distance. The are several campgrounds. In Winter 2004/05 prices were between 3 to 5 US$ a night a person. Food is available as well. Good place is Checos Restaurant. Cheap and very good.


From Laredo (US) take freeway 85, before Monterrey take 40 towards Saltillo, take 53 towards Monclova, look for signs El Potrero Chico in Hidalgo
Several campgrounds in walking distance from the climbing
Approach / Zustieg
roadside to 30min
Descent / Abstieg
mostly rappel down the route

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Checos Restaurant and Camping
Looking for a cheap, friendly and nice place to stay while climbing in El Potrero Chico? We highly recommend Checos place. Clean campground, cheap restaurant with awesome Mexican Food.

Bilder El Potrero Chico - -