Annually
Dates
Potrero Chico, Mexico
Location
8 Days
Duration
Outdoor
Setting
Beginner-Advanced
Skill Level

Join Kaf Adventures for a relaxing and exciting week in a sport climber’s paradise. Even if you’ve been to Mexico before, this adventure travel trip will be an entirely new and exciting experience based on climbing and relaxing.

El Potrero Chico is a fantastic nature reserve offering bountiful opportunities for hiking, swimming, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Imagine the warm dry weather and towering limestone cliffs, the vibrant Mexican culture and their delicious food full of spice and flavor. This international climbing excursion offers Mexico at its finest!

AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval.
12-18 for youth courses.
PREREQUISITES Prior indoor rock climbing experience is necessary.
No outdoor rock climbing experience needed.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Belay technique
Climbing movement
Top-rope climbing
Mock-leading
Multi-pitch skills
INCLUDED A week of professional instruction
Reasonable lodging in a shared space (upgrades available)
All meals (except travel days)
NOT INCLUDED Personal climbing equipment (harness, shoes, helmet, *rentals available)
Flights to Monterrey, MX.
Guide gratuity
Hotel gratuity
Miscellaneous spending money for drinks, extra dinners and spare time activities
Insurance of any kind
EQUIPMENT Personal climbing gear: Shoes, chalk, harness, and helmet
Appropriate layers
Personal Backpack for the day
RENTALS We offer full-service rentals. If you need any gear, please visit our rental page.
TRANSPORTATION & TIMES Transportation and times will be coordinated by email when the pre-trip announcement is sent to all registrants.
In country transportation is provided which includes travel from the airport to the lodging.
WHAT’S NEXT? Continue your education by registering for Lead Climbing: Intermediate or our Climbing Fundamentals series.

This international immersion experience requires a minimum of three people to run. If you have two other friends feel free to invite them along for the adventure. If not, we’ll help you by pairing you with others who are interested. Contact us if you’re interested.

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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

 

Day 1, Travel Day:
Plan on leaving your home town via air en-route to Monterrey, Mexico. Please contact Kaf Adventures before making your travel arrangements to ensure the minimum number of participants have enrolled. Please arrive in Monterrey, Mexico ideally before 5pm on day 1, or before 9pm at the latest. Transportation will be provided from Monterrey to our accommodations in El Potrero Chico. That evening, enjoy a fresh home cooked meal of fine Mexican cuisine. Enjoy ice cold bottles of water and Tecate.

Day 2 & 3, Skills Instruction:
Participants will awaken to a nice breakfast and an early departure to practice rock skills on sharp grey limestone cliffs. Learn lead climbing theory, practice building sport anchors, cleaning anchors, rappelling, and lead climbing. Refresh your outdoor climbing experience, learning from other like minded climbers and enjoy the scenery of the area.

Day 4:
Spend the morning discussing multi-pitch theory as you enjoy a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, the group will walk the crags, learning the geography of the climbing areas and breaking into groups for the day. One group will sport climb together as the other group will go multi-pitching. Sport climbers can expect to be leading on their own from the experience of the group. Your instructor will put up ropes if members are uncomfortable. Climbing will end for your convenience by dark with ample time to relax at the end of the day.

Day 5:
We have the same itinerary as day 4. Multi-pitch climbers can expect a  thorough discussion and application of multi-pitch sport climbing. This includes understanding of rope systems and when to apply them, safety while climbing, lead theory, anchor construction, belay station management, and belaying from above. Not all participants are required to multi-pitch.

Day 6:
We have the same itinerary as day 4 and 5. Participants will, depending upon experience, be able to lead on multi-pitch with their Instructor as a safety monitor throughout the day. There will be ample opportunity during days 2-6 to relax, nap, swim, hike, or hang with the locals.

Day 7, Group Cragging:
Learn and refine steep sport climbing technique while watching others. Try something harder than you would normally, as there will be plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself. Enjoy exploration of the area. The evening will consist of a going away celebration with a great farewell feast!

Day 8, Travel Day:
We awaken early for a final debriefing of the experience and your last Mexican breakfast. Depart early in the morning for Monterrey and the airport. Expect to leave the airport in Monterrey after 10am. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Potrero Chico, Mexico

23-30 December 2017

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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Currently, we do not have any dates booked for this International offering. Contact us to book a custom trip.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.