Elevation: 690 ft
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Shared By: Kevin Kent on Feb 11, 2016
Admins: Hank Caylor, Ricardo Orozco

Description

Big mountainous state south of Arizona, west of Chihuahua, north of Sinaloa. Vast climbing potential but very little development save for a few very nice sport crags near Hermosillo.

Hermosillo is the capital and epicenter, and has most everything you could need from a modern city, except for really specialized climbing gear. There's an excellent bouldering gym there, GRID, and they can give you all the beta for Sonora; they also have a decent selection of basic gear (shoes, draws, harnesses, ropes) for sale.

Getting There

If coming from the US, heading south from Tucson through Nogales is the most common way. Hermosillo also has an international airport. Basaseachi(El Gigante, etc) is just to the east over the border in Chihuahua state.

If entering Sonora from the US with a US vehicle  there is no hassle with registering your car as long as you stay in the western and northern part of the state (from Guaymas north to Nogales and points west of there; also Agua Prieta to Douglas) because this is a special economic "hassle free zone" trying to encourage tourism by reducing bureaucratic regulation, the same system used in all of Baja California. If you go into eastern or southern Sonora you'll need to get your vehicle registered with a temporary importation permit.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sonora

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 6
Sativa
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Dartanhan
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Indica
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
El techito
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Orion
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Enamorada
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Athos
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Echoes
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
La Güerita
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
[Redacted]
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Solitaria
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Aramis
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Aristocracia
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Prensada
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Tehetra hidro
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sativa El Reliz / Cerr… > W Side
 6
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Dartanhan El Reliz / Cerr… > Los Mosqueteros
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Indica El Reliz / Cerr… > W Side
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
El techito Cementera
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Orion El Reliz / Cerr… > Pared Principal
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Enamorada El Reliz / Cerr… > Pared Principal
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Athos El Reliz / Cerr… > Los Mosqueteros
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Echoes El Reliz / Cerr… > Pared Principal
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
La Güerita El Reliz / Cerr… > Monasterio
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
[Redacted] El Reliz / Cerr… > W Side
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Solitaria El Reliz / Cerr… > Pared Principal
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Aramis El Reliz / Cerr… > Los Mosqueteros
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Aristocracia El Reliz / Cerr… > Bat Cave
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Prensada El Reliz / Cerr… > W Side
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Tehetra hidro El Reliz / Cerr… > W Side
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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