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Elevation: 4,420 ft 1,347 m
GPS: 25.38197, -100.23642
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EL SALTO, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO

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.

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If you go to El Salto from Monterrey take Pino Suarez Ave to the south, cross the Santa Catarina River and turn to the left to take Morones Prieto Ave. Straight ahead and then turn to the right in Eugenio Garza Sada Ave to the south. At the end of this avenue begins the 84 Federal Highway or Carretera Nacional. Follow it and some meters after El Cercado town turn to the right in the Laguna de Sanchez road, this road takes you to the Cola de Caballo waterfall. Once you see a little town with a lot of cabins, just after the Vitro Parque El Manzano, you'll know you are in Cienega de Gonzalez.

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.

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*Camping at el Salto: https://www.facebook.com/ELSALTOCRAGGROUND..

*Cabin rental at el Salto: facebook.com/El-Salto-Rock-…

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Classic Climbing Routes at El Salto

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Culo De Merlin
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 95
Alien Tufa
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 94
Brotherhood
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 115
Tu Felicidad
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 115
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Muchos Conjuros
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 78
Ramones Mushroom
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 60
Honey Bear
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 69
Echando Raices
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 59
El Ojo de la Mente (The Mind's E…
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 39
Alien Tufa Extension
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 70
Nosferatus
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 83
Hijo de Puta
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 33
Tufa Luna
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 28
Camino del Chino
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Culo De Merlin Tecolote Cave
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Alien Tufa Las Animas Wall
 95
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Brotherhood Las Animas Wall
 94
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Tu Felicidad Tecolote Cave
 115
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
[Redacted] Las Animas Wall
 115
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Muchos Conjuros Las Animas Wall
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ramones Mushroom Las Animas Wall
 78
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Honey Bear La Boca
 60
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Echando Raices Las Animas Wall
 69
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
El Ojo de la Mente (The Min… Las Animas Wall
 59
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Alien Tufa Extension Las Animas Wall
 39
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Nosferatus Tecolote Cave
 70
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hijo de Puta La Boca
 83
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tufa Luna Las Animas Wall
 33
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Camino del Chino Las Animas Wall
 28
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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