Front Side aka El Toro Rock Climbing
Drew this up for some buddies the other day. Thoug...
This massive wall/mountain which faces town and camp is home to the famous testpiece El Sendero Luminoso
. The 12th edition of Magic Ed's guide lists only a handful of routes, so there is likely great new route potential. The wall has a lot of aspects but generally faces N or NE and is a shady place.
Decent trails lead from the vicinity of Tami's to the crags. Allow at least half an hour for the approach. For more details, see guidebook.
Climbing Season For the El Potrero Chico area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Front Side aka El Toro
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Front Side aka El Toro:
Featured Route For Front Side aka El Toro
Land of the Free 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
PG13 North America
: ... : Freedom Wall
This climb is absolutely incredible sequential climbing on bomber rock with amazing exposure on the most beautiful rock in the Potrero; solid and crisp w/out being too sharp. Vaguely reminiscent of, but IMO, much better than Levitation 29. If off-vertical technical climbing heavy on the edges is your bag, you'll be close to heaven on the upper half. It's impossible to not love the upper pitches. Don't miss this one!P1: We started with Apache Line (11b) which is excellent, steep and ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
From: Denver, CO
Dec 24, 2014
Approach for Land of the Free/El Sendero Luminoso:
From a large pull-out on the road head down into the riverbed and locate miners road on the other side (as of 12/2014 it had a sign and a gate). Follow the road for 500 steps and take a trail uphill. After 150 steps it splits. Right - to Plutonia caves, left - to LotF/ESL through some loose scree to slabs below a mine.