El Salto Rock Climbing
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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.
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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