There seems to be a gap as to how much help the local first responders can provide to injured climbers. So we’ve been assisting the local Protection Civil in an attempt to close this gap and have observed a need for our own equipment. We held a fundraiser and were able to raise enough funds to purchase a Stokes basket, backboards, radios and medical supplies. Continue reading “Potrero Chico Volunteer Rescue Team”
Potrero Chico Volunteer Rescue Team was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rudy Peckham
El Potrero Chico weather can be very strange sometimes. I’ve woken some mornings to find cloudy skies with a polite rain coming down and I drive five minutes into the canyon and find a blue hole in the sky with sunny skies and dry walls waiting to be sent.
El Potrero Chico Weather
To add to that strangeness we had a snow day in El Potrero Chico on December 8th. That’s right you read right a snow day! We woke up to 6 to 7 inches of white powder all over the the landscape. I know for a lot of you this is normal but here in El Potrero Chico it’s anything but. It hasn’t snowed here since 1997. Continue reading “El Potrero Chico Snow Day”
El Potrero Chico Snow Day was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rudy Peckham
Escalada Sustentable and Potrero Chico Climbing Guides organized a clean up in Potrero Chico. This was part of a larger campaign put on by Acceso PanAm called Clean Our Mountains. Clean ups were happening all over North and South America during the week of Sept. 15th -23rd.
Escalada Sustentable is a new local association dedicated to minimizing the impact the climbers (everyone really) have on the environment.
There was an explosion of bolting in the 90’s with little to no regulation as to what type of materials or hardware used. So as you can imagine we have all types of anchors and bolts. Most of the bolts are in good shape but you’ll find a few here and there that need replacing. Also some developers mixed the metals which can accelerate corrosion under certain conditions.