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The Scariest Ride in the Park 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a X

   
Type:  Trad, 40 pitches, 5000'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a X [details]
FA: Dane Bass & Sue Kligerman - 2003
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Submitted By: Robert MacKinnon on Jul 5, 2008  with updates from Mike Rouleau

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Description 

A 40+ pitch trad route up the knifeblade ridge to the summit of El Toro. This route is a serious endeavour with lots of loose blocks and sparse pro. It is alpine adventure in a sport-climber's Mecca and has seen several 3-hour free-solo ascents. Descent options are to traverse the summits and rappel TWZ or scramble down to the trail and hike down.

This entire outing involves a lot of loose rock, like most of the ridges in Potrero and it should be understood that you not only put yourself at risk but also the dozens of climbers that are undoubtedly down below in the funnel that is the Virgin canyon or climbing on the frontside. For that reason it would be best to climb this route when Potrero is not super busy and make it known if you plan to do so.

Location 

Starts at the top of the overlook platform and goes up the obvious ridgeline.

Protection 

Trad.


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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 6, 2008

It's also the route on which Jimmy Ray Forester lost his life attempting a free solo.
By michelle linville
Dec 21, 2014

Does anyone have more information on this climb?
By MAKB
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From: Potrero Chico, MEX
Aug 19, 2017

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