All Locations > International > North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > Mota Wall
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Avg: 3.5 from 156 votes
|Type:||Sport, 700 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Paul Irby, Ramon Huerga, Ismael Garza, Ed & Tami Wright, 2002|
|Page Views:||12,775 total · 96/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Richardson on Apr 21, 2007|
|Admins:||Ricardo Orozco, MAKB, Nate Ball|
DescriptionThis route is consistent for the grade in Mexico The first two pitches go at 10a with the first pitch ending at the top of a distinct pillar. The third pitch goes at 10c with thin face moves to easier crack. If you jam, expect blood since this is sharp limestone!
The fourth pitch eases up at 9 and the final hard pitch follows at 10c. This fifth pitch is definitely the crux as there is a major pump factor from the previous four pitches. The business starts off the belay with thin face moves to a roof. The route eases up after surmounting the roof.
The sixth pitch goes at easy 9 and the 7th is a total choss pile with a grade of 5.7. Despite the lackluster climbing on the final pitch it is a must do - this long pitch ends at the top of the Sense of Religion wall straddling the fin. From here, you have a view of The Conundrums, La Ola and other walls to the north. Be careful not to pull off any of the large and unstable rocks on others below when finishing this pitch.
Most belays are hanging which makes for an uncomfortable day, but this route is well worth it. Due to the quality of the route, it sees a lot of ascents. I would recommend getting up early for this one to beat the crowds.