Javier CasillasExplorer

  • Climb the Malinche Volcano

    To do so, you have to first get to the city of Huamantla, located in the Tlaxcala state. Once you are there, you must take road 136 and drive 8 miles before taking the exit to Teacalco. After 4 miles there is the Malinzi shelter, where there are m...

    7 miles 3674 ft gain

  • Rock Climb in Los Pericos

    To get from México city, you should take the highway to Puebla and 19.2 miles after passing the toll booth of San Martín Texmelucan take the deviation to the right to "Periférico ecológico" and continue for 16.7 miles more until the diversion of ...

  • Climb the South Face of Pico de Orizaba

    To get to the south face of Pico de Orizaba, you need to go towards Ciudad Serdán, Puebla. Once you pass "Esperanza" toll station, you have to divert to the right towards Atzizintla. You have to follow this road all the way to get to the National ...

    6 miles 3280 ft gain

  • Explore El Aguacate Waterfall

    In order to get from the city of Puebla, you have to cross the dam of Valsequillo. Once you have crossed, you must drive to the third town called "El Aguacate". When you're in town you must follow the road and keep you on the left for 4.5 miles, s...

  • Bouldering in Mineral del Chico

    To get to Mineral del Chico you have to drive 11 miles from the city of Pachuca. The town is next to the National Park El Chico, which you have to go through in order to get to the town. Registration and payment is not needed. Once you are in the ...

  • Rock Climb in Jalcomulco

    To reach Jalcomulco from Xalapa, you have to take the road Xalapa - Totutla, driving 25 miles you will be in the center of Jalcomulco. Once in the town I recommend purchasing the food and water you'll need, since the climbing zone is a bit isolate...

  • Rock Climb in Río Blanco

    To get from México city you must take the highway to Veracruz and drive 165 miles, you should take the diversion to Río Blanco, you will get easily to the main street. Once you get there, you must find the street norte 20 a few blocks ahead and ta...

  • Bouldering in Tlaxcala

    To reach the boulder area of San Mateo, you have to arrive to the state capital, the city of Tlaxcala; so you must take highway 150 México-Puebla-Veracruz, and passing (50 meters) of the toll booth San Martín Texmelucan, take the diversion 117 to ...

  • Climb the North Face of Pico de Orizaba

    To be able to arrive from Mexico City to the base camp of the North face, it is necessary to take the road to Veracruz and in the tollbooth Esperanza, go toward Ciudad Serdan. Once in that direction, you should continue to the town of Tlalchichuca...

    4 miles 4921 ft gain

  • Night Photography at Popocatépetl

    To get to the national park Izta-Popo, you must take the federal road "Paso de Cortes" in the direction of San Nicolas de los Ranchos and Santiago Xalitzintla. When you arrive at the park, you have to register at the office and pay a fee of less t...

  • Explore "Valle Piedras Encimadas"

    In order to get from the city of Puebla you should take the toll road and follow the detour to Tlaxcala (toll road 117). Once you pass through the city of Tlaxcala, you should take the federal road towards Apizaco, the road will take you to Zacatl...

  • Climb the Iztaccihuatl Volcano

    To reach the Izta-Popo National Park from the city of Puebla, you will have to drive 31 miles on the open road to "Paso de Cortés" towards San Nicolás de los ranchos. Once in the National Park, you have to register and pay 32 pesos. After you are ...

    6 miles 4140 ft gain