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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 7 pitches, 700', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Moser, Bohm, Rhine, Cailler, & Soper - 2003
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Submitted By: Robert MacKinnon on Jul 7, 2008

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Summit register found atop 'Satori', EPC.


P1: 5.9
P2: 5.10b
P3: 5.9
P4: 5.10b
P5: 5.10a
P6: 5.10c
P7: 5.7

This 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. When you get to the red arrows pointing in different directions head right for the Zapatista route and straight for Satori (3 and Stone Place).


Bolts + anchors.

Photos of Satori Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Angela at top anchors of Satori.
Angela at top anchors of Satori.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hidalgo at sunset from the top of Satori.
Hidalgo at sunset from the top of Satori.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the route from the start of Satori.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the route from the start of Satori.
Rock Climbing Photo: View of top of Supernova, Estrellita,and Treasure ...
BETA PHOTO: View of top of Supernova, Estrellita,and Treasure ...

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By Blake Summers
From: Park City, Utah
Dec 11, 2009

Killer views from top of this one. Climb the arete on the crux pitch!
By Scott Moser
Apr 13, 2010

On March 21, 2010, returned to this route 7 years after doing the FA. Led all pitches and found it in great shape. The rock is solid, and the climb is still great. Approach trail is in good shape, follow the ridge above the dunce until the trail cuts off to the left. We put up a new route which follows the first two pitches of Satori and then cuts out left for 5 beautiful pitches up to 5.11a (though once the dust gets cleaned out of the holds, it will likely be more like 5.10d). The new one is called "Off The Couch".
By Mark Grundon
Mar 3, 2011

Just a comment on the anchors on the second pitch where the ledge is. The rock is kind of hollow and fractured there. You wouldn't be opposed if someone moved the anchors over on more solid rock?
By Ed Rhine
May 12, 2012

As one of the FA people, I would say go ahead and move the anchors if that second pitch belay is hollow. Thanks
By Chrissy V
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 9, 2015

<3 this climb. Tons of fun. Do it!
By Ken Chase
Feb 5, 2016

2nd bolt seems runout on p1, but its easier than it looks. p7, despite being 5.7 has a slightly committing move on a serious runout before the last bolt. (could use a bolt between, there's quality rock around).

Needs a new summit register (spongebob is full and also got wet) - possibly a new summit tube, it obviously let water in at some point. Bring pens too to donate, the ones there never seem to work (donated one 2 years ago). Careful rapping off the p3 belay ledge, serious gravel/loose rock around, ropes being lowered over will take a bunch with.

w/70m linkable p1+2 (hard to hear climber from belay though), 3+4, 5+6, 7 is around the arrete up a boulder stack. P3-6 are stellar, p6 is the crux where things get overhanging and awesome (10c).
By Will P.
Apr 14, 2016

Additional approach beta:

After El Bobo & the 3rd class ridge, you'll get to split with an ugly scree slope going up hill, and the red blazed trail going (climbers) left. Go left! Climb is a few minutes down the trail.

Going up the scree slope and following the fixed lines takes you to Zapatista.

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