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Northern Mexico 


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Description 

Includes the following states:

  • Chihuahua
  • Coahuila
  • Durango
  • Sinaloa
  • Sonora
  • Tamaulipas


Getting There 

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Climbing Season


441 Total Routes


['4 Stars',57],['3 Stars',181],['2 Stars',129],['1 Star',55],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',7],['5.8',22],['5.9',38],['5.10',124],['5.11',111],['5.12',107],['5.13',29],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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)
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
Satori   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   El Toro (The Bull) aka Fron... : Zapatista Wall
Snott Girlz   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 450'   El Potrero Chico : Mota Wall
Black Cat Bone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 9 pitches, 800'   El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
Space Boyz   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 11 pitches, 1000'   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
Mothership Connection   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   The Outrage Wall : Outrage Wall Proper
Surfer Rosa   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 90'   El Potrero Chico : The Surf Bowl
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
Arin Trook on Time Wave Zero, New Years Day 2008. The 3rd class (pitch 8) is visible below as a trail through the vegetation.

Time Wave Zero 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Mexico : ... : Time Wave Buttress
Time Wave Zero is one of the longest routes at El Potrero Chico. The route is about 2,300 feet and is listed as 23 pitches in the guidebook, although it is possible to climb in as few as 13 pitches with a 60m cord. All belay and rappel anchors are fixed, which allows for quick progress. The route tops out on the summit of El Toro and affords great views of the Potrero and the surrounding Sierra Madres. The single 12a pitch is easily aided if necessary, dropping the route grade to 5.11a A0.Mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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