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1. Mexico 1,681 routes in Region

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -103.089598, 23.788387

1.1. Aguascalientes 0 routes in Region

1.1.1. La Muela 0 routes in Crag

1.2. Baja California 0 routes in Region

1.2.1. Valle Azteca 0 routes in Crag

1.2.2. Piedras Gordas 0 routes in Crag

1.3. Baja California South 0 routes in Region

1.4. Campeche 0 routes in Region

1.5. Chiapas 0 routes in Region

1.5.1. Cañón del Sumidero 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Big Wall, much of it still virgin

1.6. Chihuahua 148 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -106.491638, 28.809806

1.6.1. Tutuaca 0 routes in Crag

1.6.2. Cumbres de Majalca Chih 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -106.420718, 28.797475

1.6.3. Creel 0 routes in Crag

1.6.4. Basaseachi 59 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -108.242890, 28.133530

1.6.5. Barranco del los Monches 0 routes in Crag

1.6.6. Peñoles 0 routes in Boulder

Description:

One of the largest Bouldering areas in the world. Still has a lot of unclimbed boulders. Try not to go in summer, it will be extremely hot, there will me lots of bees and snakes.

Approach:

All the boulder problems are in a range of 1 to 10 minutes walking from where you parked your car.

1.6.7. El Camino Real 74 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -106.546577, 31.675963

Unique Features And Strengths:

This area its about 1hour from Hueco Tanks, 20 minutes from the city (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) good limestone, great desert, and have a lot of potencial, overhang, vertical.

Description:

Limestone, overhang, vertical, "new area", nice people, most area its free camping

Access Issues:

The crag have until now 3 important areas: Don Rayo private land, but its free or cooperation to the local family. Zona Lokitos private land, but free entrance and camping. and Trepachanga park 30 pesos entrance, and have a camping area. 3 areas are open on weekend, the others days you can entrance with the local climbers. el_compy@hotmail.com ponchoyoic@hotmail.com

Approach:

from 7 minutes to 40 minutes depending the sector.

Where To Stay:

The crag have until now 3 important areas: Don Rayo private land, but its free or cooperation to the local family. Zona Lokitos private land, but free entrance and camping. and Trepachanga park 30 pesos entrance, and have a camping area. 3 areas are open on weekend, the others days you can entrance with the local climbers. el_compy@hotmail.com ponchoyoic@hotmail.com

History:

Start developed in 2009

1.7. Coahuila 8 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -102.037816, 27.218336

1.7.1. Cañon de San Lorenzo 0 routes in Unknown

1.7.2. RockSport 0 routes in Gym

Unique Features And Strengths:
Description:

The climbing wall at RockSport has all you are looking for. It has a 14 meter high by 22 meter wide wall, with a small bouldering section and a huge campus-board.

1.7.3. Cañón del Indio 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -103.421210, 25.486348

Description:

Es una zona pequeña a las afueras de la ciudad de Torreón. Las rutas son pocas y fáciles, excelente para escaladores principiantes. Es recomendado ir en la mañana cuando hay sombra.

Access Issues:

La zona esta en propiedad privada por lo que lo hace seguro, sin embargo el acceso puede ser restringido a personas que tengan malas intenciones.

Where To Stay:

En Torreon

History:

Fueron las primeras rutas que se armaron en esta región. Roberto Nahle fue el pionero y descubridor de la zona. Después de armar rutas aquí, y por falta de superficie escalable, la atención se fue hacia la presa en donde se desarrollo por muchos años y ahora cuenta con mas de 100 rutas.

1.7.4. La Depo 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -103.408765, 25.535255

Description:

La Depo es una barda de 240 metros de largo y 3 de alto. Su dificultad es intermedia/fácil ya que esta a favor y las pisaderas son buenas, los agarres son chicos y micro.

Approach:

Estacionese donde pueda ver su carro.

1.8. Colima 0 routes in Region

Description:

Sandstone and granite climbing. Boulder, trad and lead climbing.

1.9. Durango 111 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -104.903116, 24.935019

1.9.1. La Presa 111 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -103.761756, 25.261704

Unique Features And Strengths:

The rock at "La Presa" is sharp limestone, and by sharp I mean really sharp! But that doesn't make this place any harm since there are really good climbs. Most of the climbs are next to the river.

Description:

This place is the heart of La Laguna. El "Cañon de Fernandez" is the canyon that is home of the river "Rio Nazas" where the water from "La Presa" flows year round. The climbs are located near to the river which makes this a unique place to climb in the desert, pretty much like an oasis.

Access Issues:

Sometimes the locals ask for money at la "Caseta de cobro", tell them you are here just to climb at the "reliz" and they should let you pass for free.

Approach:

Most walls at la presa can be approached by walking 1 to 5 minutes from your car.

Where To Stay:

Stay at "Faro los arturos" or any of the camping spots found next to the river, some of them have grills.

Ethic:

Leave no trace! Be careful with the native paintings.

History:

This area was first bolted by Roberto Nahle. After some years the locals from Torreon found an interest in rockclimbing and continued Roberto's effort to develop this climbing area.

1.9.2. Dinamita 0 routes in Crag

Description:

Boulders. It's better if you go during the winter since Summer is extremely hot (30C-45C).

Where To Stay:

Torreon, Coahuila

Ethic:

If you find any interesting prehispanic artifacts leave them where they so other people can get same sense of adventure and discovery as you did.

1.9.3. Peñon Blanco 0 routes in Area

Description:

Granito

1.9.4. Chupaderos 0 routes in Area

Approach:

Se camina alrededor de 5 minutos

History:

Chupaderos es un lugar cerca de la ciudad de Durango en donde se han filmado muchísimas películas del oeste. Este lugar también cuenta con excelente calidad de roca y algunas rutas.

1.9.5. Los Balcones 0 routes in Cliff

Description:

This climbing area (cliff) is still under development and there are few routs.

Approach:

40 minutes south of Durango

1.9.6. Puente de Ojuela 0 routes in Region

Description:

There are interesting, unclimbed, virgin walls that should be taken into consideration into developing a new climbing area.

1.10. Guanajuato 88 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -101.002018, 20.913684

1.10.1. La Bufa 71 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -101.250441, 20.995935

1.10.2. Peña sola 17 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -101.077146, 20.695559

1.11. Guerrero 64 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -99.986643, 17.570896

1.11.1. El Chonta (El Hoyanco) 64 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -99.523845, 18.647878

Unique Features And Strengths:

Great holds and rests everywhere, extremely long single pitches on very overhanging, 3D terrain!

Description:

This is the Hoyanco (Chonta) cave... Get the guidebook from Vertimania in Mexico City (may be out of date)! Just don't go to the ranch of Don Procopio, go to Don Bartolo's. NOT IN CHONTACOATLAN! For a good guide on how to get there, see http://vimeo.com/64006776 , keeping in mind that the next ranch in front of the cornfield (the one with the sign that says "Grutas del Chonta") is Don Bartolo's ranch, that is closer, but doesn't provide donkeys. CLIMBS ARE LISTED LEFT TO RIGHT.

Access Issues:

A small fee is payable to the rancher with which you arrive, typically 20 pesos per person as well as 20 pesos per car as per late 2013.

Approach:

See description.

Where To Stay:

You can camp in front of the cave, plenty of spots to pitch a tent. You have to bring food and water though! This you can ask Procopio to bring over, for a relatively small fee (I believe it is 80 pesos). You can actually bathe in the Chontacoatlan river down at the edge of Don Bartolo's cornfield, inside a cave larger than Hoaynco!

Ethic:

Carry out all of your garbage, no chipping holds.

1.12. Hidalgo 24 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -98.887891, 20.483194

1.12.1. El Chico 5 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -98.734402, 20.202656

Description:

Aqui nacio la escalada en Mexico! Esta en Hidalgo, cerca de Pachuca, situado entre 2300 y 3000m arriba del nivel del mar!

Birthplace of rock climbing in Mexico! Located in the state of Hidalgo, northeast of Mexico City, near the city of Pachuca at 2300-3000m above sea level!

Approach:

Dirigirse hacia Mineral del Chico desde Pachuca.

Go to Mineral del Chico from Pachuca.

1.12.2. La Laguna 0 routes in Crag

1.12.3. Actopan 19 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -98.904426, 20.212703

1.13. Jalisco 183 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -103.698944, 20.566641

1.13.1. Cerro de la mona 0 routes in Crag

1.13.2. El Cuajo 52 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -103.407702, 20.959347

1.13.3. Canon de Huaxtla 25 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -103.409352, 20.940155

1.13.4. El Diente 44 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -103.395064, 20.795078

1.13.5. La Hidroelectrica 25 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -103.339871, 20.777630

Unique Features And Strengths:

Park at the foot of the crag

Description:

Short routes most of them from 5.10 to 5.12

Access Issues:

The owner now charges 25 pesos per person

1.13.6. Ixcatan 37 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -103.362978, 20.888731

Unique Features And Strengths:

Best rock in Jalisco!

1.14. Michoacán 0 routes in Region

1.15. Morelos 0 routes in Region

1.15.1. Meztitla 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Good long routes with a very nice view, there's a wall with 3 hard technical routes. Good quality rock but some holds might break as it's conglomerate rock so belayers must wear helmets!

Description:

There are 3 walls. The first (from left to right when you arrive to the crag) has 2 routes graded 16, perhaps less, you can set a top rope by climbing from behind, it is a short walk from the crag, you just have to go around the rock to the left. The main big wall is next to it an has 2 routes both graded 18 and both are 30 meters long with nice holds all the way up, the first route has a crux almost at the top as you have to pass a big single stone that makes the route just a little overhang at that point (or you can avoid it going to the left but you will be deviating yourself from the route), the second route is similar but the crux is a the third bolt though it's not that of a hard move, don't forget to bring at least 13 carabiners as these routes are very long, anchors at the top are not very nice, if you are planning on top roping you can just set an anchor with a sling and carabiners and it should be okay. The third wall is just around the corner (going down to the right) and features 3 interesting short routes.

Access Issues:

You can access the crag from the boy scouts camp (they will charge you park fees and access fees, it cheap, around 50 pesos per car and per person) or you can just leave your car on one of the sidetracks and try to approach the crag from another point (not recommended if it's your first visit, it's just easier to go with the scouts).

Approach:

From Tepoztlán you have to drive to Meztitla, it's like 5 to 10 minutes from the town center, you can ask for directions to Meztitla and most people should know. Once you arrive to the scouts camp you can park your car there and ask for directions to the crag. It should be like a 15-20 minute walk from the base camp to the crag, mostly uphill.

Where To Stay:

You can camp at the boy scouts main camp or you can camp in some place inside the mountain but it could be dangerous, if it's your first time at the area it would be better just to stay at the boy scouts place. There are also a lot of small hotels in the town.

Ethic:

The mountains and hills around Tepoztlán are sacred for the people in the town so please don't leave any trash. Have respect for the place and be nice to the locals.

1.16. Nayarit 1 route in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -105.006690, 21.733230

1.16.1. Cerro Bola 1 route in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -105.434427, 22.612427

1.17. Nuevo León 771 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -99.959558, 25.551640

1.17.1. El Potrero Chico 589 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -100.476009, 25.949109

Unique Features And Strengths:

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.

1.17.2. La Huasteca 99 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -100.457485, 25.632888

Unique Features And Strengths:

From all the climbing areas in Nuevo Leon "La Huasteca" is the closest one to Monterrey. The rock here is limestone and its color is pale gray to white. Most routs here are slab, with some exceptions.

Description:

"La Huasteca" is home of lots of classic climbs in Nuevo Leon. There are some multi-pitch routs and a via ferrata. Some routs have very high first bolts, this is because the river has eroded the ground level during rain seasons.

Access Issues:

The access is controlled by policemen who lookout for irregularities, just slow down and wait for them to ask you to keep driving. During raining season there are chances that the river is too high to cross, making this climbing area inaccessible.

Approach:

Drive from Monterrey on Morones Prieto heading east (oriente) towards Saltillo but be careful not to go onto the highway. Before the toll highway to Saltillo fallow the sings to "La Huasteca".

Where To Stay:

Either stay deep in the canon or at Monterrey. It is not recommended to stay at the entrance of the canon due to its proximity to the city.

1.17.3. El Salto 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -100.244994, 25.396215

Unique Features And Strengths:

Amazing rock quality.

Description:

The routs here are all world class

Access Issues:

You will need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the wall. A lot of climbers do walk from "Cienega de Gonzalez" to the wall, it's just a 30 minute walk.

Approach:

Drive through the town named "Cienega de Gonzalez", there is no clear sign with the town's name so make sure to ask. About 3/4 through "Cienega de Gonzales" you'll find a little chapel to your left, make a right turn there onto a dirt road that leads you into the canion. Keep driving/walking unlit you find "Las Animas" wall

Where To Stay:

You could ask to stay at Kika's place or capt anywhere you like. There is good camping spots at "La Boca" canion

1.17.4. Culo Del Gato 25 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: -100.588892, 26.001366

Description:

This is about 30 minutes away from "El Potrero Chico", on a different formation. Also lots of room for development.

1.17.5. Cueva de Cumbia 25 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -100.133577, 25.303304

Unique Features And Strengths:

Total steepness... Roofs, 45 degree overhangs, long sustained routes, tufas, stalactites, no hands rests, kneebars, heelhooks, toehooks and lots of fun.

Description:

Cueva de Cumbia is a cave with overhung routs ranging from 5.12 to 5.13, there are some 5.11 though. The climbs here have lots of features like giant tufas and holes.

Approach:

To get to the cave you must know how to get to Las Adjuntas first. From Las Adjuntas walk about 200 meters downstream and look for a little ramp that goes uphill to your left. Go up straight, pass the big boulder until you are in a flat spot. Here move to your right to get to the start of the trail. It takes 20- 25 min to the cave at this point.

Where To Stay:

There are some good camping spots near the start of the trail, or you can stay with Lalo. (Last right house before the main bridge)

Ethic:

Dateeee

History:

Mark Grundon and Rodrigo Garza found this cave on 2013 and were the firsts to set routs here. The place is still in development, lots of room for more climbs.

1.17.6. Cañon de la Boca 0 routes in Crag

1.17.7. El Diente 0 routes in Crag

1.17.8. Bestia Cave 0 routes in Crag

1.18. Oaxaca 0 routes in Region

1.19. Puebla 83 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -97.892149, 19.017391

1.19.1. Los Pericos 83 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -98.151906, 18.913712

Unique Features And Strengths:

Esta zona es la mas cercana a la ciudad de Puebla. Se caracteriza por sus regletas y se dice que lo que tocas pisas.

Description:

Los pericos es una zona característica por sus regletas y su textura suave. Es roca volcánica muy pulida. Hay muchísimos mosquitos así que lleve un buen repelente, pantalones, y manga larga. No se recomienda nadar en el lago ya que el agua no esta limpia y se puede enfermar o infectar.

Access Issues:

No estacionar el coche después de la barda que tiene un letrero con la lyenda: "Propiedad Privada"

Approach:

Tomar el periférico de puebla hacia "Valsequillo", despues doble a la derecha hacia "Carretera A Tetela". Dar vuelta a la izquierda en camino de terraceria con señalamiento "Carretera a Los Cantiles". El estacionamiento esta a la derecha del camino antes de la puerta donde dice "Propiedad Privada". Del estacionamiento hay que caminar por el camino que entra a la propiedad privada y seguir el camino principal hasta llegar a un puentesito que apenas se ve (antes de las casas) y justo donde empieza el puente hay que bajar a la izquierda por una vereda. Seguir la vereda hasta llegar a la zona.

Where To Stay:

Se puede acampar en la cuevita que esta llegando a la zona. En caso de que llueva ahí se mantiene seco. Pueden proveerse de viveres en la "Miselanea Doña Viri" que está unos metros antes de la terracería, para más detalles de la zona pregunten por Doña Petronila (Doña P) o cualquiera de sus hijos que esté en la tienda.

1.20. Querétaro 2 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -99.840679, 20.849313

1.20.1. Bernal 2 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -99.946563, 20.749458

Unique Features And Strengths:

Beautiful Granite one of the largest monolyth in the world, 7870" 2400 meters, multipitch routes range from 5.7 to 5.12 sports

Description:

Beautiful rock, frontal wall, Bernalina is a classic 5.8 sport, 7 pitches can be done in 6, descent 70m rappel and walking there is also a 5.10 Dark side of the moon, beautiful! last pitches are the same than Bernalina

Access Issues:

Easy access by car, parking at the top, safe and people are very friendly

Approach:

40 minutes to 1 hour steep trail, easy just bring plenty of water since it's semi desert can get hot

Where To Stay:

Beautiful town of Sebastian de Bernal has many very economical hotels, food is awesome I really recommend to enjoy this beautiful place, also there is camping at the top.

Ethic:

PLease be kind to locals in Bernal this area's culture goes back to prehistoric, indians live from their beautiful art crafts, no bolting, chipping allowed, chalk ok

History:

1.21. Quintana Roo 0 routes in Region

1.22. San Luis Potosí 53 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -100.411089, 22.564706

1.22.1. Guadalcazar 53 routes in Unknown

Summary:

Long/Lat: -100.426041, 22.608290

Description:

Guadalcazar es el nombre del pueblo. Las zonas/cuevas para escalar están en la cercanía de este pueblo mágico.

1.23. Sinaloa 0 routes in Region

1.24. Sonora 0 routes in Region

1.25. State of Mexico and Mexico City 116 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and Trad

Long/Lat: -99.607952, 19.358486

Description:

Mexico City is a valley located in central Mexico at an altitude of about 2400 m bove sea level. It is surrounded by mountains. Some noteworthy climbing areas that are in the metropolitan area of this city include: Los Dinamos, La UNAM, La Marquesa, among others.

1.25.1. La UNAM 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -99.195257, 19.331622

Description:

Ciudad Universitaria has a few areas for bouldering, trad, and sport climbing made up of volcanic rock from "El Xitle" volcano. All of them are in urban areas. Please contribute to this if you have the knowledge, as I only posted what I am sure (or think I'm sure) of. Lots of climbs still yet to be posted!

1.25.2. Copilco 0 routes in Crag

Description:

Sport and Bouldering

Approach:

Metro Copilco inside Unidad Habitacional Latinoamericana

1.25.3. Los Dinamos 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -99.263177, 19.288626

Description:

Sport and Trad

Approach:

By car or walking from Magdalena Contreras

Where To Stay:

No camping place. But the proximity to Mexico City makes easy for staying at hotels and other types of lodging.

1.25.4. Ajusco 0 routes in Crag

Description:

Sport

Approach:

Ajusco

1.25.5. Texcoco San Pablo 0 routes in Crag

1.25.6. Aculco 60 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: -99.924195, 20.159942

Description:

Estado de Mexico

1.25.7. Jilotepec 43 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -99.533766, 19.915544

1.25.8. Catedral 0 routes in Crag

1.25.9. Ajusco 0 routes in Crag

1.26. Tabasco 0 routes in Region

1.27. Tamaulipas 0 routes in Region

1.28. Tlaxcala 11 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -98.186316, 19.435704

1.28.1. Atlihuetzia 11 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -98.183198, 19.362021

Description:

Es una zona de roca volcánica que tiene muy bonita vista hacia una cascada. Se ve el hotel misión desde lo alto de las rutas. Las rutas tienen aproximadamente entre 15 y 25 metros de altura.

Access Issues:

Puedes estacionar tu vehículo en las afueras del Hotel Misión Tlaxcala. Ahí puedes pedir que le echen un ojo.

Approach:

Desde el hotel, camine por el lecho del rió que baja hacia la cascada, de ahí siga caminando por un canal muy angosto que lo llevara a la base de la pared

1.29. Veracruz 0 routes in Region

1.30. Yucatán 0 routes in Region

1.31. Zacatecas 18 routes in Region

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -102.653883, 23.304649

1.31.1. Linares 18 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -102.948289, 23.139829