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.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Excalibur 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b North America
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Climb up a big pinnacle to a great summit which of course has a sword in the top of it. There are 7 sets of anchors which make it possible to do 7 pitches. But the last pitch is probably less than 40 feet and the others can be linked. For this reason its best to think of it as 6 pitches. P1: 5.9 - start up slab and then climb steep rock to ledgeP2: 5.10a - longest pitchP3: 5.10a P4: 5.10c - crux P5: 5.10a P6: 5.9 - to summit...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Vanya Perevozov
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.