El Toro (The Bull) aka Front Side
Low clouds over El Toro.
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.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
25 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Land of the Free 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b North America
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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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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.