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The Best Rock Climbing in Mexico

Looking for the best rock climbing in Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Mexico

  • Hidalgo, Mexico

    Big Wall Climbing El Potrero Chico

    5.0
    El Potrero Chico (“Little Corral”) is located north of Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, just under two miles outside of the small town of Hidalgo. A straight drive down I-35 from San Antonio TX through Laredo totaling around 5.5 hours this can be done in a short three day weekend. A...
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  • El Aguajito, Mexico

    Off-Road to La Lobera Sea Cave

    The road from the highway to the coast is packed sand and gravel. Fortunately the marine fog keeps the sand in good condition for traveling over. A 4x4 is not needed to make this drive, but a high ground-clearance is a must. The beach road erodes heavily during the winter months, so proper planni...
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  • Mineral del Chico, Mexico

    Rock Climb in Las Ventanas

    5.0
    Las Ventanas is an amazing rock climbing spot for beginners and intermediates. It is located in a national park called El Chico. This is in the state of Hidalgo, just one hour and a half drive from Mexico City.Its is very accesible by car, you have to drive as if you where heading to the town El...
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  • Loreto Municipality, Mexico

    Hike El Tular Canyon in the Sierra de la Gigante Mountains

    2.5 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    My favorite time to make this hike is just before sunrise. The alpine glow on the range above the cool canyon is a beautiful sight. There is enough time to make the hike and get back before the sun begins to heat the canyon floor, awakening rattlesnakes and Baja's intense midday heat.About 8.5km ...
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  • Parque Nacional Cumbres Sierra Nevada, Mexico

    Hiking to Cumbre de las Nubes/La Bufa

    This hike starts at Presa "El Llano" (El Llano Dam), to get to "El Llano" Dam, you'll have to take a bus from El Rosario metro station (subway station), or get there by car. Once you're there you can ask for directions to get to La Bufa. The National Park has very few signs and directions, so you...
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  • Tlachichuca, Mexico

    Climb the North Face of Pico de Orizaba

    5.0
    4 mi / 4921 ft gain
    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. If you do not have a 4x4 vehicle, you can rent o...
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  • Capula - El Chico, Mexico

    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 town, it is necessary to buy food and water for th...
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  • Puebla, Mexico

    Rock Climb in Los Pericos

    4.0
    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 "Africam safari" where you should turn right and c...
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  • San Mateo Huexoyucan, Mexico

    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 Apizaco leading to the city of Tlaxcala. From Méxi...
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  • Apazapan, Mexico

    Rock Climb in Jalcomulco

    5.0
    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 isolated and should ideally bring your provisions from th...
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  • Hidalgo, Mexico

    Climb Los Lobos Canyon in Potrero Chico

    This is the first crag you can reach upon entering the Potrero Chico Canyon. The entrance is a scree pile, but there is a path that takes you towards sturdier rocks as you go to the right. If you find yourself battling crumbling gravel after a minute or two while making your way up to the rocks, ...
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  • Río Blanco, Mexico

    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 take it to the end, when the dirt road shows up (it ...
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  • Hidalgo, Mexico

    Climb Wonder Wall at Potrero Chico

    Wonder Wall is easy to get to from the main road into Potrero Chico. One of the first things you will see after passing under the main archway is the park, with loads of empty swimming pools and orange fences. You will cross through here to get to the Wonder Wall. Sometimes the gate is opened. Ot...
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  • Hidalgo, Mexico

    Climb Virgin Canyon in Potrero Chico

    Virgin Canyon is a frequently visited crag in Potrero Chico, with a whole slew of high quality climbs very accessible.  To get there, upon walking into the park you will see the old park swimming pools on your right. Go through the pool area until you find the paved path/steps. Sometimes the gate...
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