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Supposedly the tallest rock in North America at well over 3000' tall. There are a few routes up it, one of which goes completely free at 5.12a.

Getting There 

Backpack in from either Rancho San Lorenzo or from Basaseachi Falls National Park.

Climbing Season

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Logical Progression 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  North America : Mexico : ... : El Gigante
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By Adam Winters
From: the Shire
Jun 17, 2009

Great BASE jump footage in 'Return to Sender'. That thing is huge ~2,800 vert

By Forestvonsinkafinger
From: Iowa
Nov 14, 2009

I remember enormous walls like Gigante in Barrancas del Cobre, the approach and getting out with big wall gear would be a GIGANTE undertaking, and the sun bakes there. Did you guys pack gear in on donkeys? Kudos to you guys for hitting that wall.