Type: Sport, 700 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II
FA: Moser, Bohm, Rhine, Cailler, & Soper - 2003
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Shared By: Robert MacKinnon on Jul 7, 2008
Admins: MAKB, Nate Ball, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

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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.
Blake Summers
Park City, Utah
Blake Summers   Park City, Utah
Killer views from top of this one. Climb the arete on the crux pitch! Dec 11, 2009
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". Apr 13, 2010
Mark Grundon
Lee Vining
Mark Grundon   Lee Vining
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? Mar 3, 2011
Ed Rhine  
As one of the FA people, I would say go ahead and move the anchors if that second pitch belay is hollow. Thanks May 12, 2012
Chrissy Crushes
Boulder, CO
Chrissy Crushes   Boulder, CO
<3 this climb. Tons of fun. Do it! Apr 9, 2015
Ken Chase
Toronto, ON
Ken Chase   Toronto, ON
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). Feb 5, 2016
Will P.
Will P.  
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. Apr 14, 2016
Allen Lee
Branson, MO
Allen Lee   Branson, MO
Awesome route. 4th and 6th pitches were my favs. A little confused finding the start of the route but managed alright. Dec 15, 2016
Julie Wang  
stay off the right side blocks for full value! Dec 20, 2016
20 kN

20 kN    
Satori is one of the best climbs in EPC, and possibly the best 5.10 multipitch in the park. Dont underestimate its value just because it's not on the Jungle Wall or some mega-classic that gets climbed day in and day out. The rock quality is exceptional and the movement is quite fun. The route is quite a bit better than many other classics in EPC. Jan 12, 2017
Kyle Bishop
Nevada City, CA
Kyle Bishop   Nevada City, CA  
An 80 meter rope lets you link pitches 3, 4, and 5 into one mega pitch (just barely!). We weren't able to skip any rappels with it though. Dec 21, 2017
L L  
EPC Classic and a must do.

Approach: Don't get steered onto the scree. There is a line up the fourth class. Try to stay on it for as long as possible.

Other notes: Get there early. It's one of the busier routes in EPC. There also aren't any chains at the anchors which makes rapping past other parties a little difficult. At the big ledge atop pitch 2, someone was kind enough to let us attach a fixed line to their anchor to get down. There were probably 4 parties on this ledge by the time we came down to it. Apr 9, 2018
Gene Beiermann
Gene Beiermann   INDIANAPOLIS
This is a great line with shade all day. Perfect to beat the heat. We had a group of four run up in two teams February 2018. Well bolted, don't let the runouts on P1 spook anyone who's confident at 5.10. Look out for the anchors for the second to last pitch - they were easy to miss, one of our duos ran past them and had to back-track.

The difficulty felt consistently 10a between pitches 2 and 6 with P1 and P7 feeling a little easier. After climbing the airy and (in my opinion) sandbagged Aguja Celo Rey at the spires the day before this was a welcome casual lead. We linked pitches up to the last pitch which kept us moving in advance of an expanding line of climbers below us. Getting there early is a big help to get on this rig. Definitely a quality route with remarkably consistent good climbing. Jul 8, 2018
Xiao Duan
Xiao Duan   Seattle
Such a pretty view from the top. Can def link pitches if you bring enough draws. Also possible to do Satori and Off the Couch in one day since after P2 they share the same belay ledge. Jan 2, 2019