El Potrero Chico

With the intention of gaining new perspectives, exploring unfamiliar places and escaping the winter weather at home some friends (Sterling Taylor, Jason Alexander and Hayley Gendron) and I decided to book a last minute flight to El Potrero Chico, a sport-climbing paradise in Mexico. Hundreds of millions of years ago there was a vast, shallow inland sea that spanned across a huge portion of North America. After a series of disturbances caused by the North American and Pacific tectonic plates colliding, the earth’s crust produced massive mountain ranges, including the steep limestone slopes of El Potrero Chico. The result being myriad fossils of coral and other sea life that makes for unique and interesting climbing holds. Unfortunately we didn’t have the best weather conditions for the majority of our short trip but we made the most of every moment. On the plus side, the taco truck was always open and we took full advantage!

Prepping for the trip I wanted to be as minimal as possible with gear. I brought the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III kit, M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO, and M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO with me because of their lightweight and compact sizes. I was really happy with the results and look forward to bringing this set up with me on some upcoming trips where every ounce of weight counts.