Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara Rock Climbing

The region around Guadalajara – Mexico’s second largest city – hosts some of the best rock climbing found in Mexico. After the success of our El Bajío rock climbing trips last year, Colorado Mountain School is excited to announce this special, one-time-only offering of Guadalajara rock climbing, culture, and fun in the beautiful birthplace of Mariachis and Tequila!


Escape the mid-winter blues and join us for this unique climbing excursion, led by CMS guide (and Guadalajaran native!) Bernardo Beteta, and AMGA Rock Guide Steve Levin.  You will visit the beautiful limestone walls of El Cuajo, the historic crags of El Diente, and spend a rest day exploring the culturally-rich downtown of Guadalajara and touring one of Mexico’s oldest Tequila distilleries in the town of Tequila. You will end the trip with a visit to the town of Sayulita on the Pacific Coast, for some beach time and seafood! This is an all-inclusive guided tour, featuring a mix of rock climbing and Mexican culture – a trip designed for the climber looking for a very different climbing holiday!




You can relax as we take all of the worry and hassle out of Mexican travel: driving distances are kept to a minimum, you’ll stay in comfortable hotels, and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine. We will tailor the climbing to your experience and background, and include climbing clinics from our AMGA-trained guides. No other U.S. guide service offers a trip like this, and it would be very difficult to do this trip on your own! Please note that this trip is limited to six guests only!


Course Details


We recommend that you are able to follow 5.8 rock climbs and have some outdoor climbing experience, although it’s not required. The areas we visit offer a wide range of climbing difficulties, and we can accommodate climbers of all abilities.


10 Days

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:


Price includes & Excludes:

Price includes: rock climbing guiding, ground transportation, food (excluding alcoholic beverages), lodging, and entrance fees.

Meeting location:

Fly in to Guadalajara; fly out from Puerto Vallarta


Frequently Asked Questions:

What about drinking the water?
We supply bottled water, so bring a couple of water bottles to refill and plan on staying hydrated! One can also drink fresh-squeezed juices, the traditional horchata, and bottled sodas.

What about cash and documents?
ATM machines are common if you prefer not to carry much cash. You will need a valid U.S. passport, and a tourist card (available on your plane before arriving in Mexico).

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Guadalajara. Dinner and orientation in Chapultepec district.

Day 2: Climbing at El Diente.

Day 3: Climb at a different area of El Diente,

Day 4: Climbing at La Hidro.

Day 5: Mexican breakfast followed by visit to downtown Guadalajara and market. Then drive to the town of Tequila for a distillery tour and dinner.

Day 6: Climbing at El Cuajo.

Day 7: Climbing at El Cuajo.

Day 8: Leave Guadalajara and drive to Sayulita.

Day 9: Free day at the beach with the option of hiking through the jungle to a nearby “locals” beach.

Day 10: Breakfast in Sayulita. Departure to Puerto Vallarta airport and flights home.


Expedition Cancellation Policy:

  •      A non-refundable $250 application fee will not be refunded from your initial deposit.
  •      100% (minus application fee) will be refunded 121 days prior to trip start.
  •      50% (minus application fee) will be refunded 91 to 120 days before trip start.
  •      25% (minus application fee) will be refunded 46 to 90 days before trip start.
  •      0% will be refunded 0 to 45 days before trip start.