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El Gigante Rock Climbing 

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Supposedly the tallest rock in North America at well over 3000' tall. There are a few routes up it, one of which goes completely free at 5.12a.

Getting There 

Backpack in from either Rancho San Lorenzo or from Basaseachi Falls National Park.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Mexico area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Logical Progression 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  North America : Mexico : ... : El Gigante
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By AWinters
From: NH
Jun 17, 2009
Great BASE jump footage in 'Return to Sender'. That thing is huge ~2,800 vert
By Forestvonsinkafinger
From: Iowa
Nov 14, 2009
I remember enormous walls like Gigante in Barrancas del Cobre, the approach and getting out with big wall gear would be a GIGANTE undertaking, and the sun bakes there. Did you guys pack gear in on donkeys? Kudos to you guys for hitting that wall.
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Dec 11, 2016
On Facebook look up San Lorenzo Basaseachi to book a stay. We also used their guide to approach the route via easiest way in from the Rancho.

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