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Includes the following states:
  • Chihuahua
  • Coahuila
  • Durango
  • Sinaloa
  • Sonora
  • Tamaulipas

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Weather station 1.6 miles from here

515 Total Routes

['4 Stars',67],['3 Stars',201],['2 Stars',165],['1 Star',63],['Bomb',4]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Northern Mexico:
Dead Man Walking   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   El Potrero Chico : The Dihedrals
Will the Wolf Survive?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   El Potrero Chico : Los Lobos Canyon
Aguja Celo Rey   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   El Potrero Chico : Las Agujas (The Spires)
Satori   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   El Toro (The Bull) aka Fron... : Zapatista Wall
Treasure of the Sierra Madre   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall
Pancho Villa Rides Again   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall
Snott Girlz   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 450'   El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall
Space Boyz   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
Black Cat Bone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 9 pitches, 800'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
Two Pump Chump   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall
Estrellita   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 12 pitches, 1200'   El Potrero Chico : Las Estrellas (The Stars)
El Sendero Diablo (The Devil's Path)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 600'   The Outrage Wall : Bronco Bowl
Pangea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   El Potrero Chico : Las Agujas (The Spires)
Don Quixote   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Virgin Canyon : Lower Virgin
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   El Potrero Chico : Time Wave Buttress
Yankee Clipper   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 15 pitches, 1500'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
Celestial Omnibus   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 70'   The Outrage Wall : Bronco Bowl
El Sendero Luminoso   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 15 pitches, 1750'   El Toro (The Bull) aka Fron... : Sendero Luminoso Wall
Mothership Connection   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   The Outrage Wall : Outrage Wall Proper
Habanero/Time for Livin'   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 6 pitches, 600'   The Outrage Wall : Outrage Wall Proper
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Featured Route For Northern Mexico
Belaying the 2nd on Apache Line.  The 11d start is...

Land of the Free 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  North America : Mexico : ... : Freedom Wall
Vaguely reminiscent of, but IMO, much better than Levitation 29. If off-vertical technical climbing heavy on the edges is your bag, you'll be close to heaven on the upper half. Excellent rock: solid and crisp w/out being too sharp.P1: We started with Apache Line (11b) which is excellent, steep and a stout warmup, but still probably easier than the 11d guidebook option. ~40mP2: 4th class, possible batmaning a fixed rope.P3-5: Varieties of 5.10 slabbing on smooth rock with somewhat sparse boltin...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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