Ascent of Cerro de Corazon on 2020-07-23

Climber: Fred Brown

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cerro de Corazon
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:6251 ft / 1905 m

Ascent Trip Report

The HP is on BLM land. The start (NM-104) is on NM State Trust Land. In between is a section of private property but it's not fenced nor signed. You will see "No Trespassing" signs posted on both sides of NM-104 north of the mountain/mesa complex that makes up Cerro de Corazon. That includes the Corazon Ranch directly across from the mountain. According to the NM State Land land use map this section of NM State Trust Land is leased for agricultural purposes to a rancher. Anyway Cerro de Corazon is a mesa complex with multiple sections of cliffs/layers. The first part, the lower mesa, near the NM-104 doesn't require any scrambling to make it to the top. This lower mesa leads to the HP mesa where there are two bands of cliffs/layers. Scrambling required.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1061 ft / 323 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Mesa Ridgeline starting at NM-104 to HP
    Trailhead:NM-104  5210 ft / 1588 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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