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February 16-19, 2024

Climbing & Yoga Retreat

El Potrero Chico Parque - Hildalgo, Mexico

What to Expect on this Adventure

Retreat Details and Travel Planning

Get ready for an adventure retreat to the sport-climbing paradise of El Potrero Chico, Mexico! Experience the ultimate combination of professional climbing instruction, rejuvenating yoga and recovery movement, amazing community, and sheer fun!

We will enjoy our meals, and modest yet comfortable lodging at La Posada - just a ten minute walk from the climbing in EPC. El Potrero Chico Parqué is a climber's paradise, located just outside of Hidalgo, in the state of Neuvo Leon. Being just an hour away from the city of Monterrey, Mexico it is very easy to get to. Flights from the U.S. can have you to the climbing destination in as little as a half day. 

 

With over 600 sport routes to choose from, El Potrero Chico, or "Little Corral," is a limestone, sport-climbing mecca that can easily rival some of the best rock climbing destinations in the world! The approaches are short and the routes are stunningly vertical, ranging from 5.4 to 5.13. Trust us, whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, El Potrero Chico will leave you inspired and eager for more.

What's included

  • Endless fun, community, learning, and psych!

  • Beautiful accommodations with luscious grounds, a fire pit, swimming pool, and shared community spaces for meeting other like-minded climbers and travelers.

  • Fresh prepared meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional, guided climbing instruction: top rope, sport lead climbing, and multi-pitch climbing - no experience necessary.

  • A daily yoga practice, breathwork, sound healing, recovery movement, as well as group work and journaling.

  • Gift box with a t-shirt and goodies to enjoy!

  • Gratuities for hotel and restaurant services.

  • Climbing ropes and quick draws provided.

Climbing skills taught on this trip

  • All levels are welcome! 

  • Top rope, sport lead climbing, multi-pitch climbing

  • Anchor systems and rope management

  • Safety management and rappelling technique

  • Multi-pitch sport climbing w/ rope and anchor systems (if requested)

  • You can opt to stay a few extra days to work with Erik one-on-one to learn more in-depth multi-pitch skills and/or achieve big multi-pitch objectives (ex: 6-24 pitch climbs), experience and skill dependent. 

Yoga Practice & Group Work

  • Enjoy a daily morning yoga practice. It will be a juicy, slow warming practice to open the body, mind and heart.

  • Daily breathwork with extended stretching and restorative practices to renew the body and retrain the nervous system.

  • Daily introspective writing through journal prompts.

  • Group and partner work to cultivate a greater capacity for courageous living and personal connection.

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Physical Requirements

  • Ability to hike two miles over varied terrain while carrying a 15 lb backpack

  • Ability to do 20 squats and 1 pull up

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Lodging Options

  • Private Room (Double Bed):$2,495

    • Add Additional Person (Must Share Bed): $1,695

    • Private bathroom; air conditioning/heat, linens and towels provided.

  • Shared Room (Twin bed): $2,049

    • Single twin bed in a shared room 

    • Two occupants per room

    • Private bathroom; air conditioning/heat, linens and towels provided.

  • Glamping Tent (Queen Bed): $1,949

    • One single queen bed

    • Add Additional Person (Must Share Bed): $1,695

    • Shared bathroom; air conditioning/heat, linens and towels provided.

  • Bunk Room (Twin Bed):$1,895

    • Private bathroom; air conditioning/heat, linens and towels provided.

Payment Options

  • Payment plans are available! CLICK HERE to check-out those options.

  • To be paid in full by 2/16/24.

  • You can pay with a Credit Card, Debit Card, Venmo, or Paypal

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Site Amenities 

  • Wifi

  • Hot water

  • Swimming Pool and Fire pit

  • A restaurant & bar serving food all day with coffee, pastry, and beverage / cocktail options

  • Optional community kitchen or private kitchen, lodging dependent 

  • Outdoor lounge areas with covered patio seating

  • Mountain Views 

  • Slackline and Hammocks 

What's not included

  • Airfare

  • Climbing gear: climbing shoes, harness and helmet; atc guide and grigri, PAS or personal anchor system (all are required) 

  • Travel yoga mat (required)

  • Trip protection, medical expenses, accident coverage

  • Gratuities to guides and yoga teacher (We recommend $250-$500 experience dependent)

Packing requirements & Details to note

  • Bring your Passport (if it applies, your REAL ID and proof of vaccination). We, however, will not ask for vaccination statuses. 

  • Required equipment:

    • climbing shoes, harness and helmet

    • atc guide and grigri

    • personal anchor system (PAS)

    • a travel yoga mat 

    • a journal, a pencil or pen

    • a jacket and layers to prepare for fluctuations in the weather

    • a bathing suit if you'd like to swim

    • a headlamp with extra batteries 

  • You'll fly into Monterrey, Mexico. This is the closest International Airport

  • Download the Google Translate App. This will make communication a little easier while in Mexico.

  • On your cell phone carrier, you will need to activate your international plan upon arrival (usually it comes through via text).

  • If you don't want to use your cell phone carrier, download WhatsApp 

  • Consider having pesos. You can exchange dollars for pesos or use the ATM at the Monterrey Airport. 

  • The climbing area is in Potrero Chico Parque, just a short walk from our accommodations.

  • This is the Mountain Project link to the EPC climbing area (El Potrero Chico). You may want to download the Mountain Project App and the park area before arriving.

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Trip Itinerary

Friday: 

  • All day Arrivals & Check-in

  • 7:30pm Intros & Happy Hour

 

Saturday:

  • 7:00am Coffee 

  • 7:30am Yoga & Morning Meditation 

  • 9:00am Breakfast & Pack bags for the day

  • 9:45am - 6:00pm Climbing & Instruction

  • 7:00pm Dinner 

 

Sunday:

  • 7:00am Coffee

  • 7:30am Yoga & Morning Meditation 

  • 9:00am Breakfast & Pack bags for the day

  • 9:45am - 6:00pm Climbing & Instruction

  • 7:00pm Dinner 

 

Monday:

  • 7:00am Coffee

  • 7:30am Yoga & Morning Meditation 

  • 8:30am Breakfast & Pack bags for the day

  • 9:30am - 4:30pm Climbing & Instruction

  • 5:00pm Goodbyes 

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Meet your Climbing Guide, Erik Griffith
About our 
Destination

El Potrero Chico park is located just outside the small town of Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Being just an hour away from the city of Monterrey, Mexico it is very easy to get to. Flights from the U.S. can have you to the climbing destination in as little as a half day. 

 

With over 600 sport routes to choose from, El Potrero Chico, or “Little Corral,” is a limestone sport climbing mecca that rivals any of the world’s best rock climbing destinations. Formed by the remnants of an ancient salt dome that slowly hollowed out with the intrusion of water within a shallow sea, a perfectly shaped circle of limestone cliffs is formed when viewed from above. The limestone remnants of this ancient salt bubble are covered in old solution pockets and cut-outs that form immaculate, incut edges and huecos that lend themselves perfectly to climbing. 

The approaches are short and the routes are stunningly vertical, ranging from 5.4 to 5.13. Trust us, whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, El Potrero Chico will leave you inspired and eager for more - it's truly a climbers paradise!

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