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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.

Potrero Guidebook by Naked Frank

El Potrero Chico Rock Climbing

Frank Madden, 2016

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This is the most up-to-date climbing guidebook information for El Potrero Chico. Just released in September 2016, this guide features over 600+ routes, including detailed descriptions and high quality topo images so you can find the routes that you really want to get on much easier.

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.

A printed version of the book will be available Winter 2016/2017.

The guidebook also has an Introduction section in it for guidebook information. In this there is info on When To Go, How To Get There, Where To Stay, Where to Eat (most importantly) and Emergency Information to help keep the climbers safer in case of injury from a climbing accident.

The guidebook is up for sale on for $15.99 USD. and, $40 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.If you only buy one Potrero Chico guide, this is the one to have.

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.