Category Archives: mexico

getting pumped in actopan

Actopan is a fun, pumpy andesite cave of volcanic origin about an hour and a half North of Mexico City (DF) and is the last major developed area in the central Mexico region (alongside Jilo, Chonta, Dos Bocas, the Dynamos, … Continue reading

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el chonta, or why we spent two weeks living in a cave

Ah, El Chonta. If you ever told Angie she’d spend two weeks sleeping in a cave in Mexico, she definitely wouldn’t have believed you! But oh how life changes when you marry a rock climber… and then become one yourself. … Continue reading

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pebble-pulling in jilotepec

One of our favorite spots around Mexico City is Jilotepec (aka Jilo), a conglomerate area an hour to the northeast of Mexico City. It’s a quick drive and the climbing begins just a few feet from the parking (not that … Continue reading

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aguacatitlan and the most unusual roommate we’ve had yet

A friendly Toluca climber, Jaime, invited us to come visit him and his family in Toluca, about an hour south of Mexico City. Jaime’s mother spoiled us with delicious home-cooked meals and also introduced us to Moses, the three foot … Continue reading

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a first taste of mexico city

We’ve been in Mexico for just over a month and have been nothing but pleased with our time here… if not downright overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness we’ve found in the local climbing community. While Mexico certainly has its … Continue reading

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travel update

We’re on our way to Santiago, Chile tomorrow and then on to Mexico for some climbing and some more Spanish. Give us a shout if you can join up with us in Mexico over the next few months. We’ll likely … Continue reading

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