Front Side aka El Toro Rock Climbing
Drew this up for some buddies the other day. Thoug...
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.
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.
Climbing Season For the El Potrero Chico area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
28 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Front Side aka El Toro
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Featured Route For Front Side aka El Toro
El Sendero Luminoso 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b North America
: ... : Sendero Luminoso Wall
15 wild pitches. Sustained quality 5.12 climbing. Expect a full day of fun with the most amazing views you can imagine. If you like the slabby, runneled climbs of Virgin Canyon, you will love this route. Take lots of water and headlamps.Pitches run roughly,1-5.12b, 2-5.12, 3-5.12, 4-5.11d, 5-5.12, 6-5.12, 7-5.12, 8-5.11a, 9-5.10, 10-5.10, 11-5.12d, 12-5.11c, 13-5.11, 14-5.10, 15-5.7Most pitches feel around 12a/b. Pitch two and eleven felt like the cruxes....[more] Browse More Classics in International
From: Denver, CO
Dec 24, 2014
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.