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kevthegerman


Jul 10, 2009, 2:59 PM
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Safety on the drive to Potrero  (North_America: Mexico: Nuevo_Le_n: El_Potrero_Chico)
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I live in San Antonio and want to go with a group of friends, half of whom do speak fluent spanish. Has anyone encountered any kind of trouble from crossing over in Laredo to the Potrero and any trouble while there?

PS, i am super guero..


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PM potreroed. He can tell you all that you need to know about driving to EPC.

Are you going in the summer?


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No, Thanksgiving.. wouldn't go there now cuz im sure it even hotter than the 105 degree we've been getting here in san antonio..


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It's ususally not as hot at EPC as it is in Texas but this year is the exception--it's been brutally hot. The way the walls are oriented, however, allows there to be shade somewhere any time of day. October or November should be good.

You will have 0 trouble crossing the border at Laredo as long as you have the title to the vehicle (with notarized permission to take the car to Mexico by any lien-holder) and a major credit card in the owner's name.


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What about your gear and camping stuff while you're there? Is there and issue with stuff getting stolen or gear in the campsite getting ripped off whilst 1k ft off the deck?


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Generally speaking your gear should be safe at any of the major campgrounds. However since you're driving you might as well lock any valuables you're not using, gear or otherwise, in your car while you're climbing.

If you are doing a multi-pitch route, I've heard it recommended that you attach your gear bag to the route some 2-4 bolts up the first pitch. First, to warn other climbers that you are on the route and that they should stay off to avoid rockfall. Second, your gear will be safe from the general non-climbing public. Chances are that other climbers won't steal your gear.


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