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Areas in El Toro

Beyond Plutonia 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
El Bobo/ The Dunce 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Ivory Tower 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
La Sombra Del Viento 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Land Of The Free 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Nautilus Buttress 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Plutonia Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Sendero Luminoso Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Zapatista Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4

Description

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.

The Bull

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at El Toro

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V6 7A
 5
El Seis
Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Excalibur
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 131
Satori
Sport 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 67
Off The Couch
Sport 7 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Apache Line
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
3 Stone Place
Sport 6 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Señorita Woblita
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Zapatista
Sport 5 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 20
Land of the Free
Sport 10 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 25
El Sendero Luminoso
Sport 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
El Seis Plutonia Cave
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Excalibur Ivory Tower
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Satori Zapatista Wall
 131
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 7 pitches
Off The Couch Zapatista Wall
 67
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 7 pitches
Apache Line Land Of The Free
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
3 Stone Place Zapatista Wall
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 6 pitches
Señorita Woblita Beyond Plutonia
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Zapatista Zapatista Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 5 pitches
Land of the Free Land Of The Free
 20
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Sport 10 pitches
El Sendero Luminoso Sendero Luminoso Wall
 25
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 15 pitches
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monkeyvanya
Denver, CO
monkeyvanya   Denver, CO
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. Dec 24, 2014
AOSR
Wherever we park!
AOSR   Wherever we park!
Not sure why there aren't more details here on finding the trail. The "mining road" is just the wash parallel to the main paved road leading into EPC proper. The roads over by Homero's are not what you're looking for. Just walk across the wash from the giant dirt parking across from the little restaurants and tiendas to a gate that looks like (and probably is) a driveway to someone's property with a small structure on it. You can see a couple cairns and the trail just on the other side of this gate. Be sure to close it behind you. Simple. Jan 4, 2017
Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
Seth Hogan   Frisco, Co
^---Perfect guide to the start of the hike. I'd like to add that you follow the trail through a well packed scree/talus field and potentially into a second, fragile and loose field as well. The second one is potentially dangerous. We went to Zapatista wall through it and managed to get out of a very large but slow moving rock slide. This is avoidable. If you reach the second talus field, back track about 25' and scramble up a short rock slab. There is an obviously trail on top of it and is easy to find on the way down. Jan 28, 2017

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