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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Jan 5, 2013  with updates from Ben Kunz
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This is the huge cave accessed at Rancho Procopio just 15 minutes from Taxco, Guerrero, MX. Routes are almost all overhanging and long. Huge tufas and 3D climbing.

Getting There 

From Taxco drive to Grutas de Cacahuamilpa and turn left into Sr. Procopio's Rancho (unmarked) and park safely here. The trail is maintained by his family and a slight fee is charged; well worth it. You can also rent burros to carry your gear!

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for El Chonta:
El Jaguar   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
Ataxco   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 100'   
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By Ben Kunz
Sep 6, 2015
Folks know if there is a good guidebook for this area?
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Sep 7, 2015
There is a guide book by Carlos Garcia. He lives in Mexico City but is a "local" in Chonta. You might find it in the local gyms or contact him. If the latter, send me a PM and I'll put you in touch.
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