All Locations > International > North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > Las Estrellas (The Stars)
Avg: 3.5 from 12 votes
Routes in Las Estrellas (The Stars)
|2 Dead Chipmunks and 1 Dead Beaver S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|23 Diablos S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|3 R System S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Channelize Your Hatred S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Curse (of the Furry Beast), The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Estrellita S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Fully Engaged S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Good Kung Fu S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Invisible Seam, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Jesus Amarillo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Kung Pao Pupert S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|La Pantera Rosa S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Landscaping S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Lickety Split S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Los Tres Chiflados (Moe) S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Machismo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Marklar S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Marklar Man S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Mr. Fluffer's Wild Ride S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Pacheco Poder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Pink Harmonica S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Planet Marklar S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Rat Bastard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Send it Pink Pocket Express S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Take Me To Your Marklar S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Thunderkiss S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Ulack S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 950 ft, 9 pitches|
|FA:||Hank Caylor & Keith Guillory|
|Page Views:||5,008 total, 42/month|
|Shared By:||Bingman on Jan 31, 2008|
|Admins:||MAKB, Ricardo Orozco|
DescriptionExcellent route that takes an inspiring line up the entire steep North wall of las Estrellas Canyon. The route traverses from left (West) to right (East) as it goes up the wall.
p1 5.11b Very technical low, then eases up a bit.
p2 5.7 Take the slab/gully leading right
p3 5.10d The 'Hash Mark' pitch, goes up and right into the incredible dihedral.
p4 5.11d EXCELLENT pitch, very fun, right and then straight up into the crux.
p5 5.10b Traverses up and right to a ledge.
p6 5.12a Traverses right and then embark on the crux straight up!
p7 5.11b Very steep climbing up big tufas [EDIT: This pitch has reportedly been subject to rockfall and lost some holds and bolts. See commentary below.]
p8 5.9 Lame pitch, sharp.
p9 5.7 Worse than the last pitch, not recommended - sharp. The summit is very cool though, and you do have the entire wall below you, so pick your poison.
Descent: Rappel the route. Be very careful not to knock off rocks as the upper half of this route is above the Club Mex wall, which can be very busy. It is possible to jump onto a different rappel line that goes straight down the wall, however this is right above the Club Mex wall. Many of these pitches are traversing, so getting down can be kindof a bitch, but it's more than worth the excellent climbing.