"Xibalbá Uprising" was the first route in the "Cañon del Sumidero" which was climbed entirely free. From the first to the last meter, the route offers everything a climbers heart desires. Finest rock and high exposure!
The approx. 850 meter of the route splits into two parts, the steep ascent and the main headwall. The steep ascent turns out to be so demanding, that it counts as a part of the whole climbing route. Although we drilled 90 bolts to secure the line, it is still recommended to climb solidly in the upper 11th american grade, to be able to cope with the difficulty. Also bring some medium size friends and a set of nuts (stoppers). After finishing the climb you can easily walk back to the nearby comune "Triunfo Agrarista" and from there take a taxi to get back to "Chiapa de Corzo". In case of retreat, you can also rappel down the route with two 70 meter ropes.
Because the route is in the middle of a national park, you need to ask for permission at the CONANP office in Tuxtla and also at the comune "Triunfo Agrarista", in case if you wanna walk back at the top.
For more detailled information you can write us on facebook @vertigorockclimbing or on whatsapp +521 961 21 45 747, or simply check the hand drawn topos on the side.
|17 Dec 2019||First free ascent: Carsten Thess & Martin Siller|
|17 Dec 2019||First ascent:
Carsten Thess & Martin Siller|
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|9 Jan 2020||Warning Flora and Fauna: In the jungle part of the route and also in the headwall are living scorpions, wasps, snakes, bees a|
|5.10d, 5.11b, 5.11b, 5.7, 5.12a/b, 5.11c, 5.11d, 5.10c/d, 5.11c/d, 5.10c/d, 5.11c, 5.11b, 5.9||Assigned grade|