Type: Sport, 1200 ft, 12 pitches
FA: Ed, Craig McCudden, Ismael Garza
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Shared By: Livia on May 15, 2007
Admins: Hank Caylor, MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

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Description

(ehs-treh-yee-tah) - "little star" 

Like most of the multipitch routes at Portrero the pros are getting 1200 feet off the deck while clipping bolts with stunning views. The downsides are loose rock and rattlesnakes. This route has a few loose pitches in areas where knocking rocks could injure climbers below.

I've included the rating as listed in the guidebook although variations can bring this route down to a 5.10b.

P1 5.9
P2 5.9
P3 5.9 (5.11b variation)
P4 5.11a (5.8 variation)
P5 3rd class
P6 5.7
P7 5.7
P8 5.10b
P9 5.9+
P10 5.10b
P11 5.10b
P12 5.8

Location

This is the third canyon from the approach road. The climb is on the East side of the canyon, and the West side of a fin of rock topped by a palm tree. The route is currently the 8th route from the road on this face. I highly recommend buying either one of the bound books for the area or the pamphlet that is available at Tammy's Cafe.

Descent: Despite bolted anchors, do not climb past the 5th pitch unless you are going to finish because you will rap through loose rock over other routes. You rappel off the opposite side of the rock fin that you climbed. Follow fixed rope to first rap station then follow painted arrows for 5 long raps. Walk down Los Lobos Canyon.

Protection

12 quickdraws, at least a 60M rope (many pitches can be linked with a 70M)

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