La Popa Bouldering
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DescriptionLa Popa, which means The Stern, is a huge beautiful mountain about an hour north of Potrero Chico and visible from Hidalgo on a clear day. There is a beautiful gigantic wall that so far has only two known routes on it and lots of room for development. The wall is about 1,600 feet tall at its highest and about 2 miles long. It has been said that the wall is chossy in spots and good in others.
The main draw to this spot is the boulders, which are still largely undeveloped. There is one big, more concentrated bouldering area on the southeast end of the feature and many more huge boulders surrounding the entire cliff.
The first 2 (and only) routes went up in the late 90s and has also been BASE jumped by Hank Caylor and Wayne Crill, but the area has been mostly neglected since then. The bouldering was discovered later by some peyote hunters who happened to be climbers and about 5 routes were put up. Around 2014/15 about 20-30 new problems were cleaned and developed. There are a bunch of easy slab problems and everything from lowballs to super highballs, V0-V9.
Getting ThereDrive north on highway 53 through mina and then continue for about 30 minutes. Take a left on a dirt road marked by a small red post that says "Remotos." Follow the dirt road for about 15 km past a windmill or two to the base of La Popa. The road then turns into a donkey trail and high clearance is recommended.
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