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pjj8321


May 22, 2008, 9:54 AM
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Moderate spot at EPC?  (North_America: Mexico: Nuevo_Le_n: El_Potrero_Chico)
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I am planning on going to EPC this winter and I was hoping to get some info about a good wall or spot that has a high number of 8's,9's and 10's. We will only be there for 5 days so we want to go to a spot that has a high concentration of moderate climbs, multi-pitch preferred. Thanks for the help!


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dockzilla


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There are so many fun moderate routes there! Estrellia was my favorite by far! You can skip the 5.11 section for a 5.8 corner thing. There is only one hard pitch of 5.10 and its not that bad at all. In fact the 5.11 was soft also and well bolted. Get some good beta on the rappel though because going down Los Lobos sucks. I hear Rapping Will the Wolf Survive is a better alternative. Dope Ninja is another moderate you ought to look into. I dont think it goes above 5.9er. You could also just do the first four pitches of Estrellita and not go over 5.9.


dlintz


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How many are in your group? The main areas of EPC are all pretty close together but you're not really going to find a lot of multi-pitch routes side by side. Long routes tend to wander, they don't necessarily follow the path of least resistance but often the path of cleanest rock.

I highly recommend getting a guidebook to plan your days. There's moderates all over the place. Enjoy.

d.


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You can get a guidebook at Tammy's cafe, just outside of the La Posada: http://www.elpotrerochico.com.mx/

If you are looking for a bunch of moderates side by side, I would recommend routes on Jungle Wall: http://www.rockclimbing.com/...o_Chico/Jungle_Wall/

Be aware, it gets crowded there!

Have a blast!


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May 27, 2008, 8:58 PM
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You will find that the Potrero is very easy to navigate, with very short approaches and moderate routes in almost every sector. If you are only going to be able to stay for 5 days you should pick up a copy of my Potrero Select to get some good ideas.


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