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El Arenal Rock Climbing 

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The crags at this lower elevation area are arid and sunny. Approaches range from about 5-25 minutes, depending on which cliff you go to. The area is generally covered in The Mexican Rock Climbing Guide Center-South (March 2013) pages 258-265.

Getting There 

El Arenal ("The Sand") is located a few kilometers from the city of Actopan in the state of Hidalgo and roughly 35 kilometers from the larger city of Pachuca. The cliffs are clearly visible from Mexico 130 on the northeast side of the road. The parking areas for most of the cliffs are easily accessible with a sedan.

Climbing Season

For the Central Mexico area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the Las Bolas cliff at El Arenal, Mexico...

The Sandman 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Mexico : ... : El Arenal
This route, el Hombre de Arena ("the Sandman") is located on the Las Bolas cliff at El Arenal. The Las Bolas cliff is comprised of roughly a half dozen buttresses. This climb is located on the leftmost (northern) buttress. Climb past seven bolts to an anchor (5.7; 30m). Rappel with one 60m rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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