Yoga & Climbing Retreat - El Potrero Chico, Mexico

El Potrero Chico, Mexico

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Feb 16 - 19, 2024
Group size: 1 - 12
Yoga & Climbing Retreat - El Potrero Chico, Mexico
El Potrero Chico, Mexico

Elevated Adventures
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Feb 16 - 19, 2024
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Join Britany and Erik for professional climbing instruction, yoga and healing movement,  group work, fireside chats, delicious food, community and fun, in one of the most sought-after climbing destinations on this side of the Atlantic; Potrero Chico!


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! It has short approaches and makes for some of the most accessible climbing in the West. With routes ranging from 5.4 to 5.13, this is truly an all-levels climber's paradise! El Potrero Chico offers the perfect opportunity to explore an amazing climbing community, and connect with yourself and others in 


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.

Custom Payment Plans Available

Select the $350 deposit above to hold your spot, and contact Britany to set-up your custom payment plan. To be paid in full by 2/16/2024.

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. 

Site Amenities

  • Wifi
  • Hot water
  • Swimming Pool and Fire pit
  • A restaurant serving food all day with coffee and pastry options
  • A bar with speciality cocktails
  • 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.

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

Meet your Climbing Guide: Erik Griffith

My name is Erik and I’m the founder and lead guide for Vertical Pursuits.


My goal for Vertical Pursuits is to create meaningful mentorships and experiences for climbers looking to push themselves in the vertical world. Through my climbing progression, I’ve had the luxury of being coached and mentored by high level guides and climbers, which allowed me to take my climbing to new heights. I’m hoping to give that same level of knowledge back to the climbing community. 


Whether your a new gym climber looking to take yourself outdoors or a seasoned trad climber looking learn the skills to conquer big objectives, Vertical Pursuits is here to take you to new heights.  


Come climb with us!

Available Packages

Shared Room (Twin Bed)
  • Twin bed in a private, co-ed, shared room (one other bed) 
  • Private bathroom, air conditioning, heat, electricity, linens and towels provided


$2,049
Bunk Rooms (Twin Bed)
  • Bunk bed in a private, co-ed, shared room (one other bed attached to bunk) 
  • Air conditioning, heat, electricity, linens and towels provided
$1,495
Add Additional Person (Shared bed)

This is an add on to any queen bed booking

$1,495
Pay as You Go: Payment Plan

$350 initial deposit with the option to pay as you go according to your own timeline. Full and complete payment is due by 2/16/2024. 



$350


Itinerary

Day 1
Friday (2/16):
  • All day Arrivals & Check-in
  • 7:30pm Intros, Fireside Chat & Happy Hour

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Reviews

Amazing trip with skilled professionals. If you are willing to get out there and do some discovery inward and outward, this trip is for you. And you can't beat the climbing out in the Gorge! I look forward to seeing this group again!
By James M for Yoga & Climbing Retreat - Bishop, CA 2023 on Sep 14, 2023
James! We loved having you. Thank you for bringing the good vibes. It was an awesome group and a great trip. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
By Elevated Adventures on Sep 14, 2023
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