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Welcome to Potrero Chico - A Climber's Paradise

Nestled within the rugged beauty of Nuevo León, Mexico, Potrero Chico stands as an iconic destination for climbing enthusiasts. With over 600 sport routes, this limestone wonderland caters to all skill levels, offering a thrilling blend of challenge and awe-inspiring landscapes.


Potrero Chico in Numbers

  • Explore over 600 climbing routes, ranging from beginner-friendly to expert-level challenges.

  • Home to the famed El Sendero Luminoso, a 15-pitch climb considered one of the longest and most aesthetic sport climbs globally.

  • Vertical wonders reaching heights of up to 2,000 feet, showcasing the grandeur of Potrero Chico.

Famous Routes

  • Time Wave Zero: Embark on an epic journey up the towering Time Wave Zero, a 23-pitch climb offering a sustained challenge.

  • Estrellita: Conquer the challenging pitches of Estrellita, a classic multi-pitch route known for its diverse climbing styles.

  • Space Boyz: Ascend Space Boyz for breathtaking vistas and a technical yet rewarding climb, featuring a mix of trad and sport pitches.

A Glimpse into History

  • Discover Potrero Chico's rich climbing history, dating back to the early 1980s when climbers first explored its vertical landscapes.

  • From the early days of exploration by legends like Alex Catlin to modern-day climbing festivals, Potrero Chico continues to evolve as a global climbing destination.

Main Climbing Walls

  • La Selva: Vibrant climbing hub with friendly, moderate routes.

  • Mota Wall: Panoramic challenges, including Pancho Villa Rides Again.

  • The Spires: Iconic, diverse climbing on the Spires of Babylon.

  • Estrellas Wall: Stunning views and varied climbing styles.

  • Sur de Potrero: Secluded routes for diverse challenges.

  • Front Side: Classics and exposure on Potrero Chico's iconic face.

  • The Scorpion: Versatile single and multi-pitch climbs.

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