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El Sombrero  


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Description 

To locate this tower, drive all the way to the end of the Mexican Mountain Road. It is the conical shaped tower to the east or to the left (NE) of Mexican Mountain. It is a big chunk of rock for the area.

Getting There 

End of Mexican Mountain Road, hike on the closed dirt road until you can make out a crossing of the San Rafael River and also a break in the cliffs to access the tower. You may find a a trail that partially formed with our passing that leads up a spur of talus slope through a number of steep steps. Take Care on this approach. Best way seems to be up to a the base of the North side of MM, then walk along the ridge to the north side of El Sombrero. To access the SE Corner, continue left around the to the backside or SE corner.

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Featured Route For El Sombrero
The Just Another BBQ Tower. The route takes the central dihedral then up right above the overhang to a vague crack/groove system.

North Dihedral (aka Just Another BBQ) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A1  UT : San Rafael Swell : ... : El Sombrero
A very impressive dihedral intersects the North side of El Sombrero. This was first attempted by numerous parties over a two year period of time including Franziska Garrett, George Rosenthal, Layne Potter, and Chris Donharl...4 attempts... before completing it with Paul. Fixed ropes had been left to the top of the first pitch. Pitch #1: Layback a hand crack up a flake that trends right into the dihedral. Continue up the hand crack which widens until it ends and climb up a faint ledgy secti...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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