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North America, Mexico, Chihuahua, Basaseachic Waterfall National Park, Basaeachic Waterfall, Soy Caliente

Basaseachic Waterfall, Soy Caliente. Morgan Black, Aidan Oloman, and Sean Easton established Soy Caliente (5.11, Al, 9 pitches) ground-up over two weeks in November and December. Forty 3/8-inch bolts and 20 rivets were placed. Thirty meters were Al, the rest free. Rock quality was variable. We don’t recommend a repeat of this route. The route goes up the wall 100 meters right of Basaseachic Waterfall. It is the fourth route on this formation, the other three being left of the waterfall. There are many large formations in Basaseachic Waterfall Park, but much of the volcanic rock is soft and loose. Topos, accommodations, information, and helpful assistance can be obtained from Don Fernando at Rancho San Lorenzo, located at the end of the road in the park. Thanks to the Canadian Himalayan Foundation for a grant.

Sean Easton, Canada