EL POTRERO CHICO CLIMBING RETREAT
Join us for a week long dive into the climbing and cuisine of Mexico! El potrero chico is well known for its high limestone walls and warm winter temperatures. This retreat will include 5 days of single pitch climbing and a 2 day of multipitch climbing. Each day we will dive deep into the climbing movement necessary to tackle El Potrero's steep walls and push ourselves mentally and physically. The goal is to climb a bunch of stellar routes with like minded climbers. In the evenings we will gather to share a meal at one of the many local restaurants.
November 27th - December 3rd 2022
January 15 - 21st 2023
Some indoor climbing experience is necessary. Experience climbing outside is not required.
You will fly into Monterrey, Mexico. From here, we will have coordinated a taxi for you that will take you straight to your accommodation for the trip. We will help coordinate travel with folks, but please try to arrive in Monterrey before 5 pm on the this day.
DAYS 1 AND 2
For our first climbing days, we will all head out as a group and do some cragging. Our goal for the first day will be to get warmed up to the climbing in Potrero and teach or review some baseline skills. On the second day we will practice anchor building, cleaning, rappelling and for folks who are interested we can talk about leading and introduce multi pitch systems.
For the main portion of the course, we will split the group, where some people will head out for multi pitch climbs and the remainder of the group will go cragging. We will cycle everyone through so that everyone has ample opportunity to get on a few multi pitch climbs if they want to.
We will have a group debrief in the morning before everyone heads out and makes their way to the airport to head home.
7 days of professional instruction by AMGA certified Rock Guides
Lodging in a shared house with other participants, walking distance from the climbing (We can work with you to accommodate upgrades)
Dinner each night at a local restaurant (except for the first travel day)
Use of group technical equipment such as ropes, rack and quickdraws.
Transportation to and from the airport. We are happy to help in arranging this.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks, however we can provide transportation to the grocery store
Meals on travel days
Personal Climbing Equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes, we can supply some rentals and are happy to work with you to make recommendations on what/where to buy)
Gratuities for Hotel or Taxis