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El Pollo 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Darrell Hensel, Marty Lewis (Feb, 07)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Aug 26, 2011

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This route is in the center of the formation. It starts about 50 feet to the right of El Gaucho.

Scramble up some blocks to a high first bolt. Climb up and left past 5 bolts and then traverse right. Don't keep going left here or you'll end up on El Bolo. There is also a much harder variation to the right of this line called El Polo Loco (5.12a).

Climb up easier slab past a couple more bolts to a roof. Pull the roof on big holds, then up more slab to the anchors.

Rap with 2 ropes, or swing right to the anchors on Cuban Slide to get down with 1 rope.


A few pieces to 2" and 9 bolts. Bring some runners to help with rope drag.

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