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Summary

El Potrero Chico is one of the world's premiere big wall sport climbing destinations with over 600 routes including more than a dozen big wall multi-pitch climbs.

Description

El Potrero Chico park is located just outside the small town of Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Being just an hour away for the city of Monterrey, Mexico it is very easy to get here. Flights from the U.S. can have you to the climbing destination in as little as a half day. A taxi can take you from the airport to EPC in under an hour for about $45USD.

El Potrero Chico is also very easily driven to from the U.S. The most common route for driving comes through Nuevo Laredo at the border with Texas. After the border crossing the drive can be done in well under 3 hours.

The size and beauty of the mountain here is incredible and is a wonderful site for the eyes. Come to Mexico and enjoy not just the climbing but the wonderful culture as well.

Access issues

Most of the climbing here is in a State Park and there is no fee to enter. Please help maintain a clean environment in order to help maintain these privileges.

Approach

The rock climbing is split between the East and West side of the canyon. Most of the crags have a 5 to 10 minute approach while some of the crags have a 30 minute approach from inside the canyon. Since most of the camping and lodging is just outside the park you will have a 10 to 15 minute walk to get inside the park.

Where to stay

La Posada, Homero's, and La Pagoda all have excellent rooms and camping available all throughout the year.

Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
71
108
84m
2
Mini Super Sector
27
210
25m
1
TNT Wall Sector
14
26
60m
12
11
96m
7
37
35m
10
13
36m
1
2
10
700m
1
85
300
58m
4
Wonder Wall Sector
16
93
33m
 Sport,  Boulder and other styles
53
33
110m
2
3
0
50m
Buzz Rock Sector
7
21
34m
3
0
55m

Routes

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