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Space Boyz

(Potrero Chico)

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One of the finest and most popular long routes at an area that is rapidly gaining recognition as a major rock climbing destination - the limestone cliffs of El Potrero Chico in northeast Mexico. A thoroughly "modern" route, well protected with substantial bolts. Good rock, varied and consistently excellent pitches, and something atypical for Potrero Chico and "sport areas" in general - a "real" summit with a register. The summit is a relatively minor pinnacle on the ridge in profile on the right - the true summit of the peak is much higher up the ridge.


Lowland Rock




Potrero Chico, Nuevo Leon, Mexico





III, 5.10+


Route Descriptions & Maps:

Route diagram

First Ascent:

C. Mai, T. McCray


Trip Reports:

Sofranko 01/99
Clark, 12/00
Schraad, 03/02