The Stangie Travelogue hit up Mexico

Steve onsighting Ataxco, a classic 5.13a/b that climbs out to the lip of the cave. Photo Angie Bradshaw

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.

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