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Routes: North America: Mexico: Hidalgo: Valle de las Ventanas: El Fistol del Diablo

Ruta Sur Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tommymac on 2013-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun, great views & exposure

Nice route. It's actually 2 pitches to the top, with a belay anchor about 85% of the way up. A single 60 m rope rappel will not get you to the bottom from the very top - rappel to anchors about 15m below top, then another 40 from there. Views from the top are spectacular (see my photos).

Added: 2013-04-01

Routes: North America: Mexico: Hidalgo: Valle de las Ventanas: La Ventana Mayor

Direct Route Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tommymac on 2013-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great exposure and views!

A really fun 5.9 with great views and an interesting mix of climbing on the 4 pitches. It's well bolted - you really don't need any trad gear. Can sling a few chicken heads but really for psychological reasons only. it's a safe route.

Added: 2013-03-31

Routes: North America: Mexico: Querétaro: La Peña de Bernal: pared frontal (la virgen)

Bernalina popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tommymac on 2013-01-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great fun & sights

A great intro to multi-pitch. Gets hot in the afternoon even in January (bring lots of water). Safe and easy (On my first onsight I gave it a 5.9, but on the second go it is definitely a 5.8 as per the consensus here). Second assent: March 2, 2013 - so updated my info as to the correct info: (pitch # / grade / bolts / length in meters):
1 / 5.6 / 4 / 25m
2 / 5.7 / 6 / 30m
3 / 5.8 / 9 / 40m
4 / 5.8 / 10 / 50m
5 / 5.3 / 4 / 25m
There's a short walk on a path to the next pitch.
6 / 5.8 / 10 / 50m
7 / 5.1 / 1 / 15m
It is a bit run out in spots, but never in any places that a fall would be likely.
Get down by hiking past the crosses, down toward the north a bit, and then down to the south-east. You'll find a rappel station near the top of the old via ferrata-like ladder rungs. You can do the rappel down with one rope to a second rap station 40 feet from the bottom or do it with two ropes (for me, not having to carry the extra rope up 7 pitches is work the double rappel).


Added: 2013-01-28