Climb Potrero Mountain Guides is owned and operated by Erik Kloeker.

Erik has an incredible passion for climbing that is apparent to all those who share a rope with him. He first visited Northern Mexico in the  winter of 2012 and fell in love with the magnificent limestone cliffs and exposed vistas of Potrero Chico. Year after year he’s drawn back south of the border by the overwhelmingly welcoming people and rich culture of the region.

Erik currently shares his time between Mexico and Kentucky’s Red River Gorge where he spends his summer and fall seasons as the lead guide for Kentucky Rock and Adventure Guides as well as a high angle rescue team member for the area’s Search and Rescue Team. When not busy guiding or taking part in Search and Rescue missions, Erik has a passion for exploration in the form of climbing first ascents and enjoys giving back to the community by reviving old classics through a partnership with the American Safe Climbing Association and the Fixed Gear Initiative, replacing bad bolts and worn out anchors ensuring their safety for future generations of climbers. Erik is currently continuing his education by pursing the Rock Guide Certification through the American Mountain Guides Association.


AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

Rescue 3 International Rope Rescue

Wilderness First Responder