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Summary

Over 500 routes. Lots of multi-pitch sport. Lots of moderate (sub-5.11) sport. Short approaches. Nearby cheap accomodations and camping. Can stay a week, and not need a car.

Description

Just under an hour northwest of Monterrey, Mexico. This area, just outside the small town of Hidalgo, can be driven to from the US border or you can fly into Monterrey and take a taxi for about $75. You have to see the pictures to understand how impressive the rock is here, dozens of climbing sections - both shade and sunny sides.

The major climbing areas and sections are generally described left right, starting on the east (left) side of the Potrero as one normally approaches it, and as seperated by the road that runs into the Potrero. This lists from first approached to last on the left side, and reverses it from the (detached) spires on the west (right) side and the farthest in to closest to front, then along the outside (front) face to the right.

Access issues

Most of the climbing here is in a 'State' Park, but there is no fee. There are a few campsites and rooms available just down the road (i.e. 10 minute walk) from the park entrance.

Approach

Walk about 10 minutes up the road from the camping areas, then approaches get more specific for various cliffs within/around the Potrero.

Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
33
14
43m
71
103
84m
2
Mini Super Cliff
26
146
26m
1
TNT Wall Cliff
10
10
62m
14
10
94m
10
10
36m
2
9
700m
1
85
260
58m
4
14
77
33m
 Sport,  Boulder and other styles
52
26
110m
1
Buzz Rock Cliff
7
16
36m
3
0
55m

Routes

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