The Sumidero Canyon is a 25 kilometer, 600-1000 meter deep, limestone formation located in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Depending upon the time of year and the side of the canyon that you are on, you may be climbing in lots of sun or in the shade most of the day.
The once wild and virtually unexplored Sumidero Canyon was damned in the 1970's, thus allowing people access to its stunning interiors via boat. Today there are dozens of tour boats which carry people up and down the 25 Km. length of canyon. Even with easy accessibility, andei thousands of tourists visiting the canyon each year, climbing has remained an elusive sport within the area.
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Hombres del Panuelo Rojo 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A1+ R North America : Mexico : ... : Sumidero Canyon
The crux of the climb can be found between the 10th and 11th pitches, since this section is on vertical to overhanging rock that eventually traverses a large roof. The best thing about the climb is that it is pretty well protected with 10mm. expansion bolts wherever there are no natural features (cracks) for protection. The rock quality, especially on the first ascent was pretty dicey at times, but the first ascentionists managed to pull off many of the large, loose blocks that were found on the...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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