Potrero Chico Climbing Guides with the help of ASCA, Mark Grundon , Chuy Gill Martinez, Jeremy Lubkin and Yannick Gingras replaced the belay anchors and first 2 bolts on Milk Cow Blues.
Milk Cow Blues 5.10c
The route starts at the top of Vandals Ledge which requires some scrambling to get to. The start has anchors for the belayer, the first one we removed ended up looking pretty good but the second bolt broke fairly easy while trying to remove it (it was time).
The FA belongs to Rodney Blakemore, he put up the route in 1997. It’s a very popular route so we thought it should be at the top of the the list for getting some new hardwear.
New Bolts Milk Cow Blues was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Rudy Peckham
The Hidalgo bus station is closed and Mina Bus Lines is no longer operational. Read below for the new beta.
The only option I am aware of now is taking the Greyhound to the station in Escobedo and and then cathcing the Ruta to Hidalgo/Mina, it’s the number 53 and 170 buses. Take a left out of the Greyhound station and cross under the footbridge to catch it.
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 Snow Day
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: January 20th, 2018 by Rudy Peckham
A New Organization Dedicated To Minimizing Climbers Impact On The Environment
Clean Up Potrero Chico
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.
Below is a list of gear you’ll need for your trip to Potrero Chico. It’s almost all sport climbing here so you don’t need much. Please remember to tie knots in the ends of your rope and use your helmet. If you hire us as guides we provide everything for our clients, of course you can use your own personal gear if you choose to. Continue reading “Potrero Chico Gear Beta”
Potrero Chico Gear Beta was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Rudy Peckham
Let’s face it at some point you’ll need a rest. A Potrero Chico rest day doesn’t need to be boring. Here are some points of interest as well as a map with all of these suggestions marked. Continue reading “Potrero Chico Rest Day”
Potrero Chico Rest Day was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Rudy Peckham
I can’t be sure but I think Karla Moya and I saw the mythical unicorn climber rock climbing in Potrero Chico. We were climbing Las Chumuelas and they were spotted on Jungle Mountaineering, two of them. I heard one of them say “unicorn lives matter too”.Continue reading “The Climber in the Unicorn Suit”
The Climber in the Unicorn Suit was last modified: January 28th, 2018 by Rudy Peckham
Potrero Chico climbing is truly a unique experience. The climbing here gives you an opportunity to climb multipitch sport routes as high as 23 pitches, You don’t need your trad gear Continue reading “El Potrero Chico Climbing”
El Potrero Chico Climbing was last modified: January 20th, 2018 by Rudy Peckham