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Buzz Rock

International > N America > Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico

Description

This formation is North of El Toro and closer to the various places to stay. It's blank face where routes were put in is obvious from the main road. This is an ideal spot to take beginners or to just get away from crowds at Mota Wall and other popular destinations with moderate lines.

Getting There

From the main paved road, turn off to the west on the side road that crosses the arroyo to the entrance of "La Cueva del Jabali".  These are the obvious orange-colored (in 2019) buildings.  Walk up the short access road, pass through the gate, and immediately turn left onto the trail.  It is obvious from here.  See photos.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Gracie's Bosch
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 8
Zooze
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
The Fez
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Dig Hay Zoose
Sport 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 12
Graphite and Glitter
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Babylon Sister
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Green Flower Street
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gracie's Bosch
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Zooze
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport 2 pitches
The Fez
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Dig Hay Zoose
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Graphite and Glitter
 12
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Babylon Sister
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Green Flower Street
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport

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This is the most efficient way to find the start of the trail.  Leave the main paved road at the sign for "Quinta Santa Barbara" and take the marked side road over to the entrance gate to "La Cueva del Jabali" (Orange buildings shown in photo).
[Hide Photo] This is the most efficient way to find the start of the trail. Leave the main paved road at the sign for "Quinta Santa Barbara" and take the marked side road over to the entrance gate to "La Cueva…
Just inside the gate of "La Cueva del Jabali", turn left and start up the good trail to the base of Buzz Rock
[Hide Photo] Just inside the gate of "La Cueva del Jabali", turn left and start up the good trail to the base of Buzz Rock
Buzz Rock
[Hide Photo] Buzz Rock
El Potrero Chico from the base of Buzz Rock.  Worth the hike.
[Hide Photo] El Potrero Chico from the base of Buzz Rock. Worth the hike.
A sign at a trail junction on the way to Buzz Rock.
[Hide Photo] A sign at a trail junction on the way to Buzz Rock.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

gblauer Blauer
Wayne, PA
[Hide Comment] Ok, the hike to Buzz is a pain. Make sure you stay on the trail or you will end up in cactus hell.

The climbs at buzz are fun, mostly single pitch moderates. It's far away from the "crowds" so you will likely be all by yourself, which can be really nice.

The climbs are easy/happy/fun. Not worth the hike unless you are looking to get away from it all and sharpen your leading skills on easy climbs. Jan 20, 2009
Idaho Bob
McCall, ID
[Hide Comment] Go into the wash just before bridge. Walk towards Hidalgo and look for sign on left. Good signed trail now exists. Not a cactus crawl anymore. Feb 27, 2018
Gary Clark
Bend, OR
[Hide Comment] You don't have to go up to the bridge (from the town direction) and walk back down the arroyo - see photos. Mar 5, 2019