Elevation: 2,234 ft
GPS: 25.649, -100.451 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mark Grundon on Jan 22, 2013
Admins: Hank Caylor, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

Description

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.

Getting There

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

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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Volver a Nacer
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Novia Fugitiva
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Queso Vais
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Grieta Larga
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Veinte Años Despues
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Bloque Caído
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Moon Walker
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Escalera del Insecto
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 3
Unclimblamblemblu
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Semana Baja
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Justicia Para Una Muerta
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Macabrona
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Grandes Diseños
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Volver a Nacer Navajas
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Novia Fugitiva Extremita > La Cocina
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Queso Vais Zona Extrema
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grieta Larga Extremita > La Cocina
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Veinte Años Despues Cazuelas
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Bloque Caído Extremita > La Cocina
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moon Walker Médicos
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Escalera del Insecto Zona Extrema
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Unclimblamblemblu Guitarritas > El Jardín
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Semana Baja Cazuelas
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Justicia Para Una Muerta Navajas
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Macabrona Cazuelas
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Grandes Diseños Cazuelas
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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