Ascent of Cerro Ajusco on 2014-02-15

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Ajusco
    Elevation:12917 ft / 3937 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cerro Ajusco was pretty straightforward. The trailhead was easy to locate and I parked before anybody was there to request payment. I started hiking and decided to replicate the route used by the large peakbagger group 2 years earlier, passing over the sub-peak on the way to the summit. I made an initial wrong turn at the bottom, but this re-joined the correct trail shortly. I had the mountain to myself on the ascent and made decent time on the way up. I was still not at top speed after being sick Thursday night, but I was getting close to full strength again.

Sadly, I was not the first person to summit the main peak for the day. Another hiker arrived from the main trail less than 2 minutes before I did. Oh well... I relaxed in the sun out of the wind and stayed on top for about 45 minutes. I descended the standard route and enjoyed an early lunch at the restaurant where I had parked my car on the south side of the road. My plans for the afternoon included returning the rental car and meeting with the RMI group in Mexico City to begin the trip on my next climbing objectives.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2156 ft / 657 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2156 ft / 657 m
    Route:Via Pico de Aguille
    Start Trailhead:10761 ft / 3279 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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