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El Salto

Summary

This is the main canyon with the major cliff Las Animas and Tecolote Cave but also with loads of smaller sectors distributed throughout the canyon.

Description

This canyon can be quite busy on the weekends as it is then mostly frequented by off-road and ATV-owners enjyoing their toys. It might be wise to escape to other areas on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Approach

From Cienga de Gonzales hike or drive down into the river bed and head into the canyon on the road. A 4x4 is recommended when driving.

Ethic inherited from El Salto; C.d.G.

Climbing around Cienega de Gonzalez developed over many years and was and is being carried out by many different developers. Many of them local Mexicans but also loads of foreigners that pass through, bolt and "disappear". The information about climbs in this area is thus incomplete in the sense of route names, developers, first ascensionists and sometimes even grades. Please contribute by entering your grade contributions (Edit Route, enter grade, safe) and by adding new routes and information whenever you encounter it. The climbing community will be thankful!

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