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Areas in Front Side aka El Toro

Buzz Rock 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
El Bobo/ The Dunce 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Freedom Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Ivory Tower 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
Tarahumara Pass 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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.

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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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
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
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

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