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San Luis Potosí is 75 minutes away
1 or more days
Beginner to advanced
Deep in the heart of Mexico and the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains, a charming townlet of Guadalcázar hosts world-class crags. You’ll find hundreds of routes here that are the very stuff of rock climbers’ dreams—and the duration of your stay in paradise is totally up to you. Marked by mainly stalactite-adorned and overhanging limestone caves, as well as vertical pocketed walls, the area offers hundreds of routes for all skill levels. Though crags in San Cayetano that are 50-meters high aren’t for the faint of heart, there’s still a wide variety of climbing and bouldering for everyone—with as many tufas, crimps, and slopers wherever you turn, honing your skills won’t be an issue. Read more about why your next rock climbing outing should be in Central Mexico by Simeon Heimowitz, PCGI Certified Climbing Guide, owner of SouthernXposure, and author of 3 guidebooks.
Highest concentration of premier climbing routes in the state of San Luis Potosí
Countless overhanging sport routes in limestone caves featuring tufas
Amazing bouldering for those who like to travel with just shoes and a chalk bag
Simeon was a pleasure to correspond with – very responsive and helpful. The guided climbing trip was great. Very fun and informative. I now feel comfortable leading and cleaning sport routes. I would definitely recommend southern xposure to anyone interested, and I will likely reach out again for more climbing in Mexico.
Have you ever read a review where you see “Use this product – trust me!” or “Go to this restaurant – trust me!” or something similar? That is what this review is like – Just go ahead and get in touch with Simeon – you’ll have a fantastic experience.
With an encyclopedic knowledge of everything from preserving the areas for upcoming generations to climb and enjoy, to in depth explanations of climbing techniques to climbers of all ages and all ability levels, to where to go to enjoy the best food, cheeses, and wine, to information on a variety of rest day activities – SouthernXposure is the way to go.
Three different areas to climb at – all very close to each other. Great guides – Carlos was communicative, safe, helpful, etc…
For climbing fun in paradise, get in touch with them.
Amazing experience! Carlos was super thorough and accommodating – it was our first time belaying outdoors and he was very meticulous with his instructions so we felt safe at all times
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Guadalcázar, Mexico, please refer to Mexico’s travel advice and US Embassy’s COVID-19 information for Mexico.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
There are two things you can do in Guadalcázar, rock climbing and bouldering. Being in good shape is always a plus, but far from necessary—if you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Rock climbing and bouldering is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
While bouldering in Guadalcázar is suitable for beginners, rock climbing requires an intermediate to advanced level.
If you’re planning on bouldering in Guadalcázar, this guided tour is beginner-friendly. Whether you’ve never tried it before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Guadalcázar has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
In case you’re a beginner and you’d love to climb in Mexico, check out this rock climbing tour at La Peña de Bernal or at Las Peñas de Dexcaní. If you’re an intermediate rock climber looking for a challenge, consider joining a day of traditional crack climbing at La Cascada de La Concepción.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Rock climbing in Guadalcázar can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Your adventure starts in Guadalcázar, Mexico. To get there, it’s possible to fly into San Luis Potosí International Airport (SLP), but you likely won’t find any direct flights from the US. Many will fly into Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and from there, rent a car or take a shuttle to San Luis Potosí.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.