Elevation: 2,234 ft
GPS: 25.64936, -100.45082
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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Novia Fugitiva
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Grieta Larga
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Veinte Años Despues
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
El Chacal y la Piernuda
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Moon Jumper
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Viaje en alfombra mágica
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Mundito
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
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Justicia Para Una Muerta
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Macabrona
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Spiderman
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Conspiracion Cosmica
Sport 13 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Grandes Diseños
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Genesis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Novia Fugitiva Extremita > La Cocina
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Grieta Larga Extremita > La Cocina
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Veinte Años Despues Cazuelas
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
El Chacal y la Piernuda Zona Extrema
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moon Jumper Médicos
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Viaje en alfombra mágica Médicos
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mundito Cazuelas
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 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
Justicia Para Una Muerta Navajas
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Macabrona Cazuelas
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Spiderman Zona Extrema
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Conspiracion Cosmica Pared de las Guacamayas
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 13 pitches
Grandes Diseños Cazuelas
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Genesis Cazuelas
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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