El Sarcofago, Mexico

Prominence: 50 m, 164 ft

Elevation: 5170 meters, 16,962 feet

Approx. Isolation: 1.2 km, 0.75 mi
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Pico de Orizaba
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 2' 28'' N, 97° 16' 20'' W
19.041121, -97.272327 (Dec Deg)
681815 E 2106272 N, Zone 14 (UTM)

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 3
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2023-01-02 by Dave Covill (GPS Track)

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Large volcanic plug that juts up at the northern base of the Jamapa Glacier as you pass by and head upwards to Orizaba. Visually perhaps 50-80M of Prom. Looks to be unprotectable due to the volcanic rock, but not too steep until the very top.
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  Clean Prominence: 50 m/164 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 50 m/164 ft
  Key Col: 5120 m/16,798 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.2 km/0.75 mi
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico de Orizaba  (SSE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Eastern Neovolcanica
Range5: Orizaba Massif
Drainage BasinsGulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional del Pico de Orizaba
Topo MapCoscomatepec E14B46 1:50,000
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Dave Covill.

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