Ascent of Cerro Pescadores on 2017-12-28

Climber: James Morehouse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cerro Pescadores
    Elevation:3543 ft / 1079 m

Ascent Trip Report

The DPS driving directions no longer apply, as the tire pit has grown. However, there is a way in. Between KM Marker 24 and 25 (closest to 25) there is a 4WD road with deep, soft sand that can be taken in. It heads west for awhile, then turns to the right (north). I was able to drive all the way to the end of the drivable portion, but was in 4WD Low to maintain traction. Be prepared, as there is no one out there to help you out. From there, head north on easy terrain to the main wash for about one mile. Drop into the wash and head west to a large fork in the wash and gain the east/west trending ridge all the way to the last gendarme. Drop down into a saddle and turn right, then left up a narrow gulley and look for a place to climb up and over the granite formation there (it's hard to describe). Once on the final summit ridge stay on or near the crest of the ridge to the summit. There is a register and geocache there. On the return trip, if you are running out of daylight, there is an easy bail out point at a saddle located at the 1600' level. Go right (south) down an easy gulley to the wash below, about 0.2 miles. From there, turn left and head down easy terrain to the wash you hiked in on and hike out.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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