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Mexico Rock

Mexico Rock - a climber's guide

Jeff Jackson

Published in 1999, this was one of the first guidebooks to come out for the Potrero. It includes a bunch of small surrounding crags that the other books ignore. With the recent publication of new guidebooks this serves as more of an interesting piece of Potrero history than an extensive route list.

EPC Climbing, 3rd Edition

FEATURED: El Potrero Chico Rock Climbing

Frank Madden, 2022

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This is the most up-to-date climbing guidebook information for El Potrero Chico. The new 3rd edition, just released December 2022, features over 750+ routes. Single pitch or multi-pitch, this book has it all. More great crag photos to help locate the spot you want to climb as well as plenty of topo photos to help you find all the routes you will want to climb. This new edition also has a new history, local history and geology section of the guidebook produced by local members of the community! There is also the long awaited index by grade!

A comprehensive guidebook for all of El Potrero Chico, Las Ventanas de Mina (Crescent Moon Buttress and Culo de Gato), Grutas de GarcĂ­a, La Popa and Boca de los Potrerillos. Including a couple newly developed crags called Narnia and SunnyVale, and more than a few new routes unpublished anywhere else.

Updates to the guidebook will also be available through the Rakkup app so that future route information can be added immediately to your guidebook once available from the author.

The print version of the book is available at for $40 USD.
The digital version of the guidebook is up for sale on for $15.99 USD.

The Whole Enchilada, A Climber's Guide to Potrero Chico, Mexico, by Dane Bass.

The Whole Enchilada -- A Climber's Guide to Potrero Chico, Mexico

Dane Bass, Puma Press, February 2007, 248 pages.

This is the latest and greatest comprehensive guide to Potrero Chico, hot off the press on February 20, 2007. Lots of useful introductory information about the area, driving in Mexico, bringing your pets, where to stay, where to eat, where to get help, etc. Includes information on more than 500 routes.

Lots of maps and photos with route lines drawn in to help you find your way around and get on the right route. A zero-to-three-star quality rating system will help you identify the classic climbs.

Unfortunately, the guide wasn't proofread very well and there are lots of typos and spelling errors, but that's not a serious problem.

Available for $26.95 at La Posada:

International : North America

Rock N Road by Tim Toula.

Rock N Road

Tim Toula, Falcon Publishing

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Rock N Road: An Atlas of North American Climbing Areas, is a comprehensive listing of every chunk of protruding stone on the continent. This is not a typical guidebook: there are no topos or route descriptions and only a few photos. Instead, the atlas provides a paragraph or two on each destination, with quality ratings, stats on number of climbs, and a list of the best routes. This is an essential reference item for those in search of new or less-documented crags.


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