Ah, El Chonta. If you ever told Angie she’d spend two weeks sleeping in a cave in Mexico, she definitely wouldn’t have believed you! But oh how life changes when you marry a rock climber… and then become one yourself.
Steve’s been wanting to check out this limestone cave a few hours from Mexico City ever since he read the great feature that ran in Climbing magazine in 2010.
We first checked it out on a two-day trip with Mac, which coincided with Angie’s birthday. It’s not every girl who gets to celebrate her big day with a 5 am wake up call to a fresh Mexican birthday cake and then a hike in the heat of the morning to a limestone cave, home of deadly chinches and long drop toilets.