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1. La Huasteca 93 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
All 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.

1.1. Cazuelas 23 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: -100.453416, 25.648086

Description:

Esta es la primer pared con turas al entrar a la Huasteca. Se caracteriza por sus agarres chicos y pisaderas malas. Son rutas en placa de mucho equilibrio.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Tragando Camotes

Chimney 20 Yards up.

Chimenea a 20 Metros del suelo.

Set by Miguel Guerra

FFA: MIguel Guerra

FA: Migueel Guerra

5.9Sport 6
2 ** La Otra

To the right of "Tragando Camotes"

Set by Miguel Guerra

FFA: Miguel Guerra

FA: Miguel Guerra

5.10Sport
3 *** Tragos de amargo licor

Tough start and hard mid section. Really fun.

Comienzo duro y segundo crux casi al terminar.

FFA: Miguel Guerra

FA: Miguel Guerra

Set by Miguel Guerra

5.10dSport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
4 * Forever / Para siempre 5.10aSport
5 ** Semana Baja

Esta ruta es muy clásica y es de las mas escaladas en esta pared. Es muy cortita y es buena para calentar.

5.11bSport
6 El Diedro Asesino 5.12cSport
7 Macabrona 5.11dSport
8 *** Lagrimas de mi chorizo 5.10cSport
9 Cuatro Fantasticos 5.10aSport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
10 Veinte Años Despues

Veinte años después es un diedro que esta a favor. Es buena ruta para principiantes.

5.9Sport
11 Negro Apocaliptico 5.11dSport
12 *** Tres Mosqueteros

Muy buena ruta! Esta ruta es un clasico, esta muy hebrada pero los vuelos son limpios.

5.13aSport 35m, 11
13 Cubo Magico

Esta ruta es un proyecto abierto, todavia esta muy sucia y no tiene plaquetas, solo tiene reunión. Para poner el yoyo tienes que escalar 3 mosqueteros y de ahi te pasas a las cadenas de Cubo Magico

Sport Project 30m
14 Sueño que de niño 5.13cSport
15 Mundo Perfecto

Ruta corta con inicio cruxoso y sobado.

5.11aSport
16 Mundo Grafico 5.12cSport
17 *** Genesis

Movimientos super técnicos y muy divertidos de placa.

5.12cSport
18 ** Grandes Diseños

Muy buena vía de equilibrio. Movimientos técnicos de placa. Muy divertida y recomendable!

5.12aSport 17m, 9
19 Apocalipsis 5.12bSport
20 Red Suzuki 5.12dSport
21 *** Electra 5.11cSport
22 Aunque Dios No Quiera 5.11bSport
23 Petra

Tres Plaquetas

5.10bSport 3

1.2. Navajas 21 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: -100.459878, 25.649126

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Rush 5.11dSport
2 Patas 5.11bSport
3 * Cristina 5.11aSport
4 La Tuna 5.10cSport
5 Principiantes 5.10bSport
6 Mamer 5.10dSport
7 Mi Agonia 5.11aSport
8 Ocho Plaquetas 5.8Sport
9 Tres Huastecos 5.10cSport
10 La Inconclusa 5.10bSport
11 Templo del Morbo 5.10aSport
12 La Viga 5.10aSport
13 Dios Quiot 5.12aSport
14 *** Grey Skull 5.11aSport
15 Angustia 5.10dSport
16 * Mondigri (Blue Monday) 5.9Sport
17 Piscuais 5.10aSport
18 Cuatro Monos Sabios 5.9Sport
19 Subida al Cielo 5.10bSport
20 Calor Sport
21 Mi Condena Sport

1.3. Lagrimas y sonrisas 0 routes in Area

Description:

It's a small area with a few climbs. Cracks, face. Great area to avoid having to cross the river when there´s water flowing down from the Presa Rompe-picos (not very often).

Es una área pequeña con unas cuantas rutas. Grietas, placa (con goteritas). Excelente para no mojarte cuando el río tiene agua y no puedes llegar a la extrema o navajas sin tener que cruzar el río.

Approach:

Your drive up to "Pared de los Gatos" right before crossing to the cattle gate (ditch with five iron pipes on the ground). You'll see a tree and you'll notice you can park your car. Usually there's people there taking rappeling courses. From there you walk back from the way you came on the road an look for a path up to the wall. When you get to the wall just look for the bolts. (There may be unfinished routes so be prepared to abandon if you find a route without anchors).

Llegas hasta la pared de los gatos justo antes de cruzar el guarda-ganado (la zanja con tubos) vas a ver un árbol y lugar para estacionarte. Normalmente hay gente tomando cursos de rappel ahí. Ya estacionado caminas un poco de regreso por donde llegaste y buscas un camino para subir a la pared, ya en la pared solo tienes que buscar las placas (hay que estar listo para abandonar rutas sin reunión)

History:

Developed by Herazmo Guzman a.k.a. "El Mudo", Dani de la Fuente y con colaboración de Miguel Guerra a.ka. "El Don"

1.4. La Extremita 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

It gets a couple more hours of shade and the most shaded canyon has a couple of the hardest routes in La Extremita.

Description:

It´s a group of small canyons that have been developed by local climbers. Some routes have long runoffs but they are on easy juggy climbing.

Approach:

About a hundred meters (downriver) from La Extrema

1.5. Zona Extrema 31 routes in Crag

Summary:

Long/Lat: -100.460525, 25.618126

Unique Features And Strengths:

Grades from 5.8 - 5.11D. A couple of clasic multi-pitch routes. You'll find lots of fun here.

Description:

This is a great area with lots of routes and grades to choose from. Beware of lose rock after rainy days (people not wearing helmets satay a safe distance from the rock faces). The face is oriented to the west so in the summer you can climb during the morning up until noon. During winter you can climb in the warm sun all afternoon.

Approach:

Drive from the La Huasteca Park entrance and get to La Zona Extrema.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 El Güey del Jeep

Left most climb on south facing wall

FFA: Miguel Guerra

FA: Miguel Guerra

Set by Miguel Guerra

5.8Sport
2 * Manos de arista

obvious roof with a big hole on the left side.

5.9Sport
3 Huevos tivios? 5.8Sport
4 Unknown 4 5.8Sport
5 * Como tu mamá ?

to the right of unknown 4. avoid using the other wall. the best moves are during first three bolts of face climb.

Set by Miguel Guerra

FA: Miguel Guerra

5.10aSport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
6 Grieta facil 5.8Sport
7 La del Dani

Set by Dani de la Fuente

5.8Sport 35m
8 La que esta más dificililla 5.9Sport 25m
9 La facilota de la derecha 5.8Sport 25m
10 El Arco

Gray canal to the left of El Gran Maestro.

Set by Miguel Guerra

FFA: Miguel Guerra

FA: Miguel Guerra

5.10bSport 94m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
11 ** Emperador

Fun route if you stay on the face of the wall.

Set by Julio Cesar VZZ, Herazmo Guzman (el mudo)

5.10dSport 25m, 11
12 Escalera del insecto 5.10dSport
13 El Gran Maestro

6 largos los niveles son: 10a, 11c, 10-, 9, 10+ (diedro) 7 (2 plaquetas). Muy buena ruta, algo de roca suelta. Lleven unas 14 bandas, porq el 11 esta muy bien protegido.

6 pitches: 10a, 11c, 10-, 9, 10+, 7

Set by Rafa C.

FA: Rafa C.

5.11cSport
14 Viva la France

Set by Rafa C.

5.11bSport 30m, 11
15 Sendero del Güero (path of the blondie)

Pitch one is a golden corner. 10a

Pitch two or better to do as an extension is 15 meteres of 11a baby tufa climbing.

This is the only golden corner at the Zona Extrema. It is in the middle of the wall.

Set by Mark Grundon, Rodrigo Garza Maldonado

FA: Mark Grundon, Rodrigo Garza Maldonado

5.11aSport 40m
16 De Cañon

Set by Rata

5.10aSport 27m, 10
17 Veamos de que estas hecho

Set by A. Martinez

5.10cSport 25m, 9
18 Spiderman

bouldery start. if you follow the bolts then it's really a 5.11D

Set by Rafa C.

5.11bSport 11
19 ** Patos de fuego

To the right of Spiderman

Set by Rafa C.

5.10bSport 27m, 11
20 El Retorno

Set by Daniel/Chazz

5.10dSport 30m, 11
21 Guillermo Costecho

Set by Timbon

5.9Sport 40m, 15
22 *** Chiquita y Facilona

Set by Mike Guerra

5.11bSport 30m, 12
23 Patricio Gamboa

Set by Patricio Gamboa

5.10cSport 30m, 11
24 La Fiesta de los Alebrijes

Set by Rafa C.

5.10aSport 20m, 8
25 La Cruda del Alquimista

Set by Rafa C.

5.11aSport 30m, 11
26 Niña en patines

Set by Rafa C.

5.10aSport 24m, 9
27 Don Paco

Set by Hans/Paco Medina

5.11dSport 30m, 11
28 Gravedad Cero

Set by Rafa/Canek

5.10cSport 8
29 ** Hobbit 5.9Sport 20m, 9
30 Soldaditos

Around the right side of the main wall.

Set by R. Velarde/Jorge G.

5.8Sport 40m
31 El Camino Correcto 5.10cSport

1.6. Las Rejas 0 routes in Area

1.7. Los Perros 0 routes in Area

1.8. La Lulu 0 routes in Area

1.9. Los Gatos 0 routes in Area

1.10. Medicos 18 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: -100.454447, 25.611623

Description:

This crag is populated by a lot of 5.11+ routes and a few 5.10+

be careful on the routes you choose to climb and be specially careful when you clip into an old custom angle-hanger (they're 15+ years old, rebolting is required).

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 *** La Dama 5.8Sport
2 *** El Gallo 5.10+Sport
3 *** El Borracho 5.11+Sport
4 * La Luna / El Refri 5.10+Sport
5 *** La Sirena / Arista 5.10+Sport
6 *** El Valiente

Set by Rata

5.11Sport 9
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
7 ** Anestecia

Empieza con una panza en desplome. Conforme vas subiendo se pone mas fácil.

5.11dSport
8 *** La Vivora

Set by Rata

5.11bSport 9
9 *** Nelson 5.10+Sport
10 El Resplandor

Se le salio una plaqueta antes de la reunión por lo que tiene una hebra de media ruta.

5.11bSport
11 *** El Sol

Set by Paco Medina

5.10cSport 6
12 *** Golosa

Set by Rata

5.10aSport 6
13 *** Amor Apache

Set by Timbon

5.10cSport 6
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
14 21 de Abril

Es un multilargo muy precioso con una placa muy constante.

5.11-Sport 100m
15 *** El Mago Mandrake

Set by Timbon

5.10bSport 6
16 *** Pelado Kilon

Set by Rata

5.11aSport
17 *** El hongo magico

Tiene una variación que puede ser un 5.12a

5.11cSport 12
18 Viaje En La Alfombra Mágica 5.10+Sport

1.11. Cañon de San Judas (San Judas canyon) 0 routes in Cliff

Description:

Nine routes bolted. they´re all in the 5.9 - 5.10b ish grades

Approach:

if you have a truck or jeep you can drive up the canyon untill you reach the boulders blocking any further driving. and then walk for 5 minutes and you get to the bolted wall

Descent Notes:

Make sure you don´t get stuck on the gravel of the bed of the dry creek.

1.12. Guitarritas 0 routes in Area

1.13. La Lechuza 0 routes in Area

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5.8 Ocho Plaquetas Sport 1.2. Navajas
El Güey del Jeep Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
Grieta facil Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
Huevos tivios? Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
La del Dani Sport 35m 1.5. Zona Extrema
La facilota de la derecha Sport 25m 1.5. Zona Extrema
Soldaditos Sport 40m 1.5. Zona Extrema
Unknown 4 Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** La Dama Sport 1.10. Medicos
5.9 * Tragando Camotes Sport 6 1.1. Cazuelas
Veinte Años Despues Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Cuatro Monos Sabios Sport 1.2. Navajas
* Mondigri (Blue Monday) Sport 1.2. Navajas
Guillermo Costecho Sport 40m, 15 1.5. Zona Extrema
** Hobbit Sport 20m, 9 1.5. Zona Extrema
La que esta más dificililla Sport 25m 1.5. Zona Extrema
* Manos de arista Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
5.10a Cuatro Fantasticos Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
* Forever Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
La Viga Sport 1.2. Navajas
Piscuais Sport 1.2. Navajas
Templo del Morbo Sport 1.2. Navajas
* Como tu mamá ? Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
De Cañon Sport 27m, 10 1.5. Zona Extrema
La Fiesta de los Alebrijes Sport 20m, 8 1.5. Zona Extrema
Niña en patines Sport 24m, 9 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** Golosa Sport 6 1.10. Medicos
5.10b Petra Sport 3 1.1. Cazuelas
La Inconclusa Sport 1.2. Navajas
Principiantes Sport 1.2. Navajas
Subida al Cielo Sport 1.2. Navajas
El Arco Sport 94m 1.5. Zona Extrema
** Patos de fuego Sport 27m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** El Mago Mandrake Sport 6 1.10. Medicos
5.10c *** Lagrimas de mi chorizo Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
La Tuna Sport 1.2. Navajas
Tres Huastecos Sport 1.2. Navajas
El Camino Correcto Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
Gravedad Cero Sport 8 1.5. Zona Extrema
Patricio Gamboa Sport 30m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
Veamos de que estas hecho Sport 25m, 9 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** Amor Apache Sport 6 1.10. Medicos
*** El Sol Sport 6 1.10. Medicos
5.10 ** La Otra Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
5.10d *** Tragos de amargo licor Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Angustia Sport 1.2. Navajas
Mamer Sport 1.2. Navajas
El Retorno Sport 30m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
** Emperador Sport 25m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
Escalera del insecto Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
5.10+ *** El Gallo Sport 1.10. Medicos
* La Luna Sport 1.10. Medicos
*** La Sirena Sport 1.10. Medicos
*** Nelson Sport 1.10. Medicos
Viaje En La Alfombra Mágica Sport 1.10. Medicos
5.11- 21 de Abril Sport 100m 1.10. Medicos
5.11a Mundo Perfecto Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
* Cristina Sport 1.2. Navajas
*** Grey Skull Sport 1.2. Navajas
Mi Agonia Sport 1.2. Navajas
La Cruda del Alquimista Sport 30m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
Sendero del Güero (path of the blondie) Sport 40m 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** Pelado Kilon Sport 1.10. Medicos
5.11b Aunque Dios No Quiera Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
** Semana Baja Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Patas Sport 1.2. Navajas
*** Chiquita y Facilona Sport 30m, 12 1.5. Zona Extrema
Spiderman Sport 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
Viva la France Sport 30m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
El Resplandor Sport 1.10. Medicos
*** La Vivora Sport 9 1.10. Medicos
5.11c *** Electra Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
El Gran Maestro Sport 1.5. Zona Extrema
*** El hongo magico Sport 12 1.10. Medicos
5.11 *** El Valiente Sport 9 1.10. Medicos
5.11d Macabrona Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Negro Apocaliptico Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Rush Sport 1.2. Navajas
Don Paco Sport 30m, 11 1.5. Zona Extrema
** Anestecia Sport 1.10. Medicos
5.11+ *** El Borracho Sport 1.10. Medicos
5.12a ** Grandes Diseños Sport 17m, 9 1.1. Cazuelas
Dios Quiot Sport 1.2. Navajas
5.12b Apocalipsis Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
5.12c El Diedro Asesino Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
*** Genesis Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
Mundo Grafico Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
5.12d Red Suzuki Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
5.13a *** Tres Mosqueteros Sport 35m, 11 1.1. Cazuelas
5.13c Sueño que de niño Sport 1.1. Cazuelas
? Cubo Magico Sport Project 30m 1.1. Cazuelas
Calor Sport 1.2. Navajas
Mi Condena Sport 1.2. Navajas