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El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side

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El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side 


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Submitted By: david goldstein on Jan 30, 2007
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Description 

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.

The Bull
The Bull


Getting There 

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.


25 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side:
Satori   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   Zapatista Wall
Off The Couch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 600'   Zapatista Wall
Zapatista   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Zapatista Wall
Land of the Free   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 10 pitches, 1000'   Freedom Wall
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Featured Route For El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side
Belaying the 2nd on Apache Line.  The 11d start is to the left.  The rest of the route follows the clean panel of rock to the left of the climber and the gunsight notch on the skyline.

Land of the Free 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b  North America : Mexico : ... : Freedom Wall
Vaguely reminiscent of, but IMO, much better than Levitation 29. If off-vertical technical climbing heavy on the edges is your bag, you'll be close to heaven on the upper half. Excellent rock: solid and crisp w/out being too sharp.P1: We started with Apache Line (11b) which is excellent, steep and a stout warmup, but still probably easier than the 11d guidebook option. ~40mP2: 4th class, possible batmaning a fixed rope.P3-5: Varieties of 5.10 slabbing on smooth rock with somewhat sparse boltin...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The Bull
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The face on El Toro.
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