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Ascent of Cerro de San Pedrito on 2009-01-28

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro de San Pedrito
    Location:Mexico
    Elevation:120 m / 394 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Cerro de San Pedrito is the hill immediately South of the Port of Manzanillo's Main South-Entrance in San Pedrito. The summit is wooded, offering limited views thru the trees. The last part of the hike is on a fairly good trail, it attracts little attention and not of interest to the average Gringo tourist. It is only for the more adventurous type, out for variety and physical evidence of cultural diversity. Th trail is interesting as it climbs thru a built up area, offering views from the roof top of a house, just before you start the trail.

HIKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH SIDE (40-50 minute round trip)
Access is via a main stairway up thru the built up area on the lower slopes of the hill , followed by a trail on its North ridge.
The short easy climb starts on the stairway on the left (South) side of Avenida Ninos Heroes on the way-in (West) downtown Manzanillo. Across the waterfronts Malecon del Espiritu Santo, 100 meters before the Mercado de Pescadores. A 4 story yellow building is on the left and on the right a 3 story white building.
Climb the wide stairway generally East to a ridge, straight ahead the stairway descends the other side (you can come up from this side (west) starting at the main bus stop in San Pedrito ... just ask the locals). Watch out for dog poop. Turn right (South) and climb to the top of the built up area and a home on the left. The stairs end at the top of its roof level with great vista of the Port to the North. A herd path continues for about 10 meters to an abandoned shed on the left (elev 160'). Find your way to its rear and continue on a good trail as it climbs South on the ridge to the summit (elev 410'). A rock outcrop on the ridge can be seen as you start the trail. Return the same way.

"IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:117 m / 384 ft
    Distance:2.4 km / 1.5 mi
    Route:from N side climb stairway to herd path/trail
    Trailhead:Avenida ninos heroes in san pedrito  3 m / 10 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack



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