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El Potrero Chico
ademmert
2/07/2008
7:54:17 PM
Has any one climbed at El Potrero Chico recently?
And has any useful info to pass on about the climbing and where to stay and what to take?

Would really appreciate any info people have

Cheers
Adam

wombly
3/07/2008
9:25:49 AM
Twas there in 2001, so my info might be a little dated, particularly in regards to where to stay.

On the climbing front, in additon to a normal sport climbing rack - take a helmet, as there's lots of rockfall.
ademmert
3/07/2008
1:16:52 PM
cheers for that

do you remember where you did stay just for a point of reference
Bob Saki
3/07/2008
1:37:18 PM
when you do go if you get time please post some photos af your adventures I fear Chocky has been devoid of good pictorial TR's

enjoy the trip

wombly
3/07/2008
3:01:34 PM
At one of the sprawling campsites just outside (northeast?) of the portreo on a farm. The guy - whish I could remember his name - had a pretty good set up with couches, large kitchen, toilets, showers etc at quite reasonable prices, and only a short walk into the gorge.


BigMike
3/07/2008
3:37:20 PM
On 3/07/2008 wombly wrote:
>At one of the sprawling campsites just outside (northeast?) of the portreo
>on a farm. The guy - whish I could remember his name - had a pretty good
>set up with couches, large kitchen, toilets, showers etc at quite reasonable
>prices, and only a short walk into the gorge.
>

Homero?

And no I'm not taking the p---.
grubb
3/07/2008
6:16:43 PM
I was there March last year. Stayed at Homero's for 5 weeks - great place and he has a heart of gold.
As for what to take....definitely a helmet! A 70m rope is very useful too. Dane Bass wrote a pretty good guide that you can generally get at one of the local stores.

Claire
ademmert
3/07/2008
6:59:34 PM
Thanks guys/gals !!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
valskii
3/07/2008
8:21:03 PM
Was there in Jan. Bring helmet, 70m rope, and a down jacket (can get bloody cold at night). There's a couple of guide books for the area. If Tami's is still open you'll be able to get magic ed's book there, otherwise Dane's usually camping out at Homero's and he'll probably be able to hook you up with his book.
But if you're going for a while I recomend you go to El Salto (it's about an hour south of Monterrey), I love the place and think the climbing is so much better than the potrero.
ademmert
14/07/2008
2:42:00 PM
On 3/07/2008 valskii wrote:
>But if you're going for a while I recomend you go to El Salto (it's about
>an hour south of Monterrey), I love the place and think the climbing is
>so much better than the potrero.

Why is it so much better?? better rock?
jgoding
14/07/2008
8:46:32 PM
Hey Ad, just found a few sites that might be of use...

http://www.drtopo.com/guidebooks/int/Mexico/198 (download the excellent free topo!)
http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Mexico/Nuevo_Le_n/El_Salto/
http://www.ranchopotrerochico.com/salto.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salto_Climbing_Area

Happy planning!

nmonteith
22/09/2013
9:19:57 PM
bump -

Anyone been to this area in the last few years? I'm booked to go in November but slightly alarmed by all the travel warnings and stories of abductions, beheadings and general massacres. The drugs are probably cheap though...

Mostly I am after some reliable tips on accommodation - especially something a little fancier than dirtbag camping. I'd prefer something with a lockable door... it's our honeymoon after-all.

trog
23/09/2013
1:25:35 AM
In 2007 the fancier campground (posadas ?) had a few private rooms.

70m rope was perfect.... Single 60 too short for many raps... Doubles got stuck in every peice of cactus on the wall...

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