About Potrero Chico, Mexico Potrero Chico is an internationally renowned rock climbing destination in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, located an hour outside Mexico’s third largest metropolitan area, Monterrey. With it’s large limestone ridges, spires, and fins towering up to 2300 feet tall, and bolted multi-pitch sport routes, Potrero Chico is touted as one of the top ten sport climbing destinations in the world. A plethora of moderate multi-pitch routes in the 5.8 to 5.10 range, excellent weather throughout … Read More

To Simul-Rappel or Not in El Potrero Chico and Elsewhere

Disclaimer: Simul-Rappelling is a technically advanced technique, which even when done perfectly can add additional risks as compared to traditional rappelling.  What is Simul-Rappelling? Short for simultaneous rappelling, is a technique where two climbers descend one rope, each climber descending on a single strand on either side of the rope.  How can you minimize the risks when choosing to simul-rappel? So what are the risks, are they worth it?  The descent can be the most dangerous part of anyone’s climbing … Read More