El Salto Rock Climbing
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El Salto is located in a small town in Santiago , Nuevo Leon , named Cienega de Gonzalez. Just 2 hours away from Monterrey this climbing zone is different than Potrero Chico and Huasteca. There are a lot of tufas, a cave and overhanging! Besides big mountains and wood rounds the place.
The name El Salto is because a waterfall that you only see in raining season.
Cienega de Gonzalez is a very quite town situated in the Sierra Madre Oriental where you can find everything you need to spend some climbing days. There are little stores to buy food and water. If you come to El Salto you have to try the apple wine that is produced in the town.
The weather is excellent for climbing in every season. It is cold in winter and nice in summer.
El Salto has very hard routes in the Tecolote´s cave and the Animas wall, the easier one is a 5.11c and the harder is 5.14a. You will have a lot of fun climbing in El Salto.
If you go on bus buy a ticket to El Cercado in the Monterrey bus station. This town is located on the Carretera Nacional, like 1 hour away from el Salto. When you get to the Cercado square take a bus to Laguna de Sanchez. It is better if you say to the driver you are going to the Salto in Cienega de Gonzalez so he can tell you when you are there.
El Cercado-Laguna de Sanchez bus schedule: Monday to Sunday at 8 am and 5 pm . The rate is 5 usd.
Classic Climbing Routes at El Salto
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