El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side Rock Climbing
Low clouds over El Toro.
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
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Satori 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b North America
: ... : Zapatista Wall
P1: 5.9P2: 5.10bP3: 5.9P4: 5.10bP5: 5.10aP6: 5.10cP7: 5.7This most-excellent 'moderate' seven-pitch route climbs the arete left of 3 Stone Place up to the ridge that leads up to the El Toro summit (see Scariest Ride in the Park).Located to the left of 3 and Stone Place by ~10-15 meters.Hike up the mining road for a couple of minutes and turn left on the trail for El Bobo. Follow the red painted arrows/dots up past El Bobo (the dunce-hat-shaped formation) and continue up the third class ridge. Wh...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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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.