Ascent of Cerro Pescadores on 2017-12-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, December 28, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||3543 ft / 1079 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe 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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