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El Gordo Flaco, AKA Big Brother, AKA The Fertility Stone. / Hill Top Area.

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El Gordo Flaco, AKA Big Brother, AKA The Fertility Stone. / Hill Top Area.  Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on Feb 21, 2014
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Description 

El Gordo Flaco is the largest of the Three Brothers at Melrose. It is actually the largest boulder in the area. Legend has it that local Native Americans, at one time used this and other similar sites in North county as ancestral fertility rituals sites.
This Mini Megolith looks impressive from far but upon closer inspection, one will find only Two worth while TR and/or Awesome high balls!

Getting There 

Largest rock Centered in middle of Hill Top Cirque.
Climbs are located on West face.

Climbing Season

For the North San Diego County area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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