Let it be known that Robyn and I will be traveling to El Potrero Chico during the Christmas holiday of 2013-2014 and we want you to come with us. We are very serious about making this trip happen so I will spare you the back story and get right down to details.
Who? You! Climber? Hiker? Adventurer? Lets do it.
Where? “El Potrero Chico (“little coral”) is the world famous big wall sport climbing paradise in northern Mexico. It is an amazing climbing experience of a lifetime of well-bolted, multi-pitch sport routes with ratings from 5.7 to 5.14 and routes with up to 23 pitches. Most of the climbs have a crazy easy approach about a 5 minute walk from most campgrounds, eliminating any need for a car. The cost of living is very low and the friendly people wonderful. Welcome to our little coral.”
When? We plan to fly out of Boise or Salt Lake City to span the dates of December 20th, 2013 and January 5th, 2014.
How much? Flights from Boise have been fluctuating between $600-$1,000 round trip and likely a lot cheaper from other airports.
- Food in Mexico as with other essentials is fairly cheap. I can imagine paying no more than $50 a week while living high on the hog with ample celebratory post climbing cervezas.
- Taxi/ Air Shuttle? From: Monterrey International Airport Rates: $50.00 USD for 1 or 2 passengers $15.00 USD for each additional passenger
- Housing? This depends on how many of you join us! We are looking to go big and just get a house for our time down there. Here are some options ranging from $40-$120 per night: http://magicedspotrerochico.com/?page_id=21
At this price with 4 people we could all be in a bed every night in our OWN HOUSE for $200 each over 10 days.
Totals? A rough estimate is ~$1,200 each for 10 days of adventure and climbing in Mexico with our own plush casita within 10 minutes of the main climbing.
LET US KNOW! We are looking to book a casita by this weekend (April 6-7). I have batted around dreams and trips with many of you around campfires, grinning ear to ear with the thought of an adventurous getaway to a cool location. Well dream no more folks – let’s do it. Put away $150 a month till Christmas and cash in on a lifetime of good memories.