Tuesday, March 1, 2011

El Chonta

I recently returned from a climbing trip from El Chonta. El Chonta is a new climbing area in a beautiful cave near Mexico City. It was an amazing trip. Both the climbing and all the culture we experienced were incredible. The climbing is on the land of a large ranching family. They are incredibly helpful for unprepared campers such as us. Their kids help carry camping and climbing gear on their burros. It is about an hour hike to the cave from their ranch.

Below is the back of the beautiful cathedral in Taxco, which is the closest large town to El Chonta


A climber from Mexico City on the right side of the cave.

Norma on the 5.11b warm up. The route overhangs about 30 feet but has the biggest holds imaginable.

Here is a sweet video from the recent Petzl Roc Trip to Chonta

Petzl Roctrip Mexico 2010 - El Chonta Rodeo from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.

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