Discover the magic at the “Magic City” of Bernal while conquering its infamous monolith – the third tallest in the world! – or scour the Huasteca Canyon for the best assisted climbs in all of Monterrey – the choice is yours, and you can’t go wrong! Mexico has a profound natural landscape that lends itself to via ferrata climbs and ascents, so if you are in search of the perfect traverse over complex rock structures from Chihuahua to Jalisco, explore the climbing paradise of this Central American hot spot!
The plate tectonics of Mexico continue to make it one of the most exhilarating places for via ferratas. The active volcanoes and their composition have led to a number of routes popping up throughout the Eje Neovolcanico (Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt), but Moneterrey is making a name for itself as a climbing destination for all disciplines.
Mexico City is a great place to start a via ferrata trip, as it can blend cultural enrichment like ancient Aztec and Maya history with more exercise-heavy via ferratas. By nature, via ferratas are generally open to most people because of their assistance with cables, ladders, and more. If you need additional rappelling and abseiling, you can easily extend your via ferrata with a canyoning tour in the Yucatan for the ultimate adventure.
There are enduring temperate and tropical climates prevalent in Mexico. The dry season lasts from fall all the way through spring, with hot and humid summer months bringing the rain. The dry season features relatively pleasant temperatures and climbing conditions.
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Mexico City is a major international hub, so flights arrive from across the world, including New York, London, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Regional airports can push you further towards points of adventure in areas like Monterrey and Guadalajara. The Copper Canyon Train connects Chihuahua with Los Mochis. Buses also provide domestic travel, though efficiency is relative.
You could feasibly visit Mexico all year round, but the ideal and cool via ferrata trips are best enjoyed from September through March.
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