Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 16.697, -92.639 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Vertigo Rock Climbing on Sep 8, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Hank Caylor, Ricardo Orozco

Description and History

High-up incredible limestone wall with an overview of San Cristóbal. Mostly long routes, often with very tecnical sequences on small crimps and feets. You can find fossiles in many parts in the rock. In the rainy season (June to October) try to start early and be back before 2 pm. In most cases it starts raining around this time. You can camp directly by the wall or on top of the hill. Both sides are very nice to stay, but only recommendable in the dry season.

The entire hill is private property of the local medicine man Don Lauro. He takes care of the hill since decades and we should do that do. Please leave no trash and treat the place and his inhabitants with respect.

History

El "Cerro de Don Lauro" is a magic place. Deep in the forrest, surrounded by promelias and orquides, rises up a 35 meter rock face. You can spot it already from far away. The beauty of the place is not only attracting climbers. People from all over the world visit this place for spiritual reasons every year. The local medicine man Don Lauro is a very famous "doctor" and organizes ceremonies on his private property.

From 2008 to 2012, Grupo Escala Chiapas and Carlos Macotela where opening the first 7 routes at the crag. Very nice lines and easy accesable also for beginners. Later on, in 2018, Sofia Tapia Garcia, Martin Siller and Lucho Birkner where checking out also the steeper mittle part and the roof part at the very right of the wall. The result was spectacular. Within one week they opend 8 new routes, one of them, "Ek Balam", is the hardest line of Chiapas until today. Two years later, Martin Siller and Carsten Thess were equipping also the last missing climbs at the crag.

For more information check also thecrag.com/climbing/mexico… or ask the local route setters https://www.facebook.com/Vertigorockclimbing.

Getting There

If you dont have a car, the best is to get a Taxi (50 pesos), that takes you to a place called "El Mirador" in South San Cristóbal (16°42'00.7"N 92°38'06.7"W), close to the house of Don Lauro (famous medicine man in town). From there, a dirt road turns west.

Walk this dirt road always uphill for about 10 to 15 minutes, until you arrive at an open space (lavander fields), from where you can see the wall to your right. Keep walking the dirt road steep upwards for 10 more minutes, passed a house until you see a path turning left towards the sector (right next to another house). That path takes you right below the wall. If you walk by a ceremony house with a big tambor in front, you already walked to far. Better turn back and find the path. Total approach approx. 30 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cerro de Don Lauro

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Lado oscuro
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Nueve mañoso
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Kapen
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Lado blanco
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Panditas a mi
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Sharanam Ganesha
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Donner Pass Road
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lado oscuro
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Nueve mañoso
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Kapen
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lado blanco
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Panditas a mi
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sharanam Ganesha
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Donner Pass Road
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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