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Elevation: 2,234 ft 681 m
GPS: 25.64936, -100.45082
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La Huasteca canyon is a huge canyon with many large 1,000+ foot walls. With a five minute drive from Santa Catarina, it is a popular crag with people from the city. With way more big faces than it's neighbor El Potrero Chico it is curious why there aren't many sport style routes up the big faces. Most the big faces are known for adventure routes. The rock is limestone but usually known to be more slippery then El Potrero Chico.

La Huasteca has nearly 500 bolted routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.14. If you are planning a trip to Potrero Chico you should make time for La Huasteca and El Salto.

There is a more complete guidebook for the area available on the Rakkup platform which covers a vast majority of the routes and boulders in the canyon as well as information on the history, flora and fauna, and other useful information.

Getting There Suggest change

Take Morones Prieto Ave until you see the sign for La Huasteca and take the exit on the right. Follow the road over a small two lane bridge to a stop sign. Turn left and follow the road to the entrance.

Climate

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In the summer it can reach as high as 107°F (42°C) and go below freezing in the winter. The best months to climb are between September and March but you can find climbers in the park all year. Though most likely in the shade.

The climate in La Huasteca is very similar to El Potrero Chico and like the Potrero just because it's raining outside of the park doesn't mean it's raining inside the park. The locals say it never rains in La Huasteca.

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Classic Climbing Routes at La Huasteca

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Novia Fugitiva
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Queso Vais
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Grieta Larga
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
La Vecina
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Veinte Años Despues
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Primer Año
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Son Niñerias
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Mujer de mala nota/E10
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
El Chacal y la Piernuda
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Moon Jumper
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Escalera del Insecto
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Macabrona
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Grandes Diseños
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Conspiracion Cosmica
Sport 13 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Spiderman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Novia Fugitiva Extremita > La Cocina
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Queso Vais Zona Extrema
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grieta Larga Extremita > La Cocina
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
La Vecina Extremita > La Cocina
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Veinte Años Despues Cazuelas
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Primer Año Independencia/Pirineos
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Son Niñerias Extremita > La Cocina
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mujer de mala nota/E10 Extremita > La Rampa
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
El Chacal y la Piernuda Zona Extrema
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Moon Jumper Médicos
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Escalera del Insecto Zona Extrema
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Macabrona Cazuelas
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Grandes Diseños Cazuelas
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Conspiracion Cosmica Pared de las Guacamayas
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 13 pitches
Spiderman Zona Extrema
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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