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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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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

25 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',6],['5.12',8],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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 20 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   Zapatista Wall
Off The Couch   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 600'   Zapatista Wall
3 Stone Place   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 6 pitches, 750'   Zapatista Wall
Zapatista   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Zapatista Wall
Land of the Free   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 10 pitches, 1000'   Freedom Wall
El Sendero Luminoso   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 15 pitches, 1750'   Sendero Luminoso Wall
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Belaying the 2nd on Apache Line.  The 11d start is...

Land of the Free 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 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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By doze
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.