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Carne Asada T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Desperado T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fat Free T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Kemosabe and Tonto T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Learn Quick or Die T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Non-Decumbent Destiny T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Out, Out, Brief Candle T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Quesadilla T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Scamp T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Stood Up T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Three Burner Stove T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tonto and the Great White Leader T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vanderklooster's Stinky Wet Kitty T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
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Elevation: 4,239 ft
GPS: 34.017, -116.171 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Woody Stark on Dec 22, 2005
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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This is the large formation about 100 yards southeast of the Brown Wall and 50 yards east of the nature trail. The routes are to be found on the southwest side and, therefore, are in the sun most of the day. The rock is reasonably firm with some spots a bit grainy. All known routes, at this time, are traditional and one pitch. Rappelling requires two 60 meter ropes or one seventy meter. The walk off is to the northwest. Work around the summit boulders until you come to a shute that drops off steeply to the left and down toward a tree.

Getting There

Enter Real Hidden Valley and take the trail to the left that circles the valley. Circle around until you pass by the trail the exits the valley north. At that point, you will be facing The Great Burrito to your east. There is a small formation in front of it. Approach to your right around the minor formation. There is a large, vertical, whitetish cleft in the formation with yuccas at its base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Great Burrito

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Kemosabe and Tonto
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Kemosabe and Tonto
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
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It's definitely, not so great! Sep 15, 2006
tom donnelly
san diego
tom donnelly   san diego
You can "carefully" rap with one 60m rope.
You have to stop on the ledge next to the big rotten chimney. This ledge is 10 feet left and 6 feet higher than the start of Kemosabe & Tonto, Just before you run out of rope and are about to slip off the ends, your feet will hit the ledge. This won't allow a toprope since the ends of the rope do not reach the cruxy start of Kemosabe. Apr 6, 2009
Newport Beach
Donno   Newport Beach
Bob, thanks for replacing the Great Burrito bolts with 1/2" stainless. Question: do you drill out the old hole, or drill a new one? Apr 8, 2010
We pull out the old 1/4 inch bolt (usually they come out much too easily) then drill out the existing hole for the 1/2 inch bolt. Apr 8, 2010
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
We were there today and actually had a real great time. For one it is sunny all day which is nice in the cooler seasons and there were no crowds. The crag has a nice mixture of routes and we didn't find the rock quality to be that bad at all (thought a bit grainy in places). Also there must have been some additions since the original description as there are now some bolts on the routes. Fat Free on the far right is a real nice mixed climb which I would easily give two stars.
There is one anchor now (about the center of the top) from which you can carefully rappel with a 60 meter. There are no chains on the bolts and was equipped with webbing so you might wish to bring some to back it up in case it has deteriorated. The walk off is not that straightforward and would probably scare a newer climber.
Fun area! Dec 21, 2011

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