El Potrero Chico Mostly sport climbing598 routes in crag
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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