Soñando de Mexico

El Toro.  The summit marks the top of Time Wave Zero 5.12.

Sitting in the guide shop taking inventory of all the wet, cold gear hanging all over the room, I can't help be allow my mind to drift to WARMER days.  Days filled with DRY desert air in the beautiful town of Hidalgo, Mexico.

AMG Guide Ande Kahora atop Time Wave Zero (5.12)

 This past winter I was lucky enough to spend three months in El Potrero Chico climbing endless limestone cliffs.  Located 40 minutes from the large city of Monterrey, Potrero has become an international destination for aspiring multi-pitch climbers.  It is a vast limestone sport climbing paradise with the second longest sport climb in the world: TIME WAVE ZERO, clocking in at approximately 2300ft high with a difficulty rating of 5.12.  That's 23 pitches of clipping bolts!

 If multi-pitch climbing isn't your thing then try the thousands of single pitch routes.  Whether you are psyched on slab, vertical techy edging or thuggish overhanging jug hauls, Potrero has what you need.  One can go to a different spot everyday for weeks and still not touch it all.  All approaches are between 5 to 20 minutes.  It is truly a sport climbing paradise.

AMG Guide Ande Kahora gunning for a red point on Guppy (5.12), Surf Bowl.
AMG Guide Ande Kahora shaking out before the business on Don Quixote (5.11), Virgin Canyon.

Acadia Mountain Guides will be traveling to Mexico in the winter of 2012.  El Potrero Chico is one of the destinations we will be guiding.  We are currently accepting enrollments on a regular basis and hope to be filled out by the fall.  As you sit and watch the rain today, dream about clipping bolts and long warm days climbing in Mexico.  And be sure to call Acadia Mountain Guides at 207 288 8186 when you are ready for your Mexican adventure.

AMG Guide Ian Kirk descending the Crescent Moon Buttress.

 See you on the TOP!


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