Climbed Cerro de Guadalupe starting from the road SE of the peak. Traversed to NW side and ascended the wall from the saddle to the summit. Returned via standard route. Nice short climb, great views from the summit.
This was the start of a long day. I decided to tag along with a guy who (unbeknownst to me) was a marathoner, and we quickly separated from the rest of the NMMC group. I recall beautiful peridotite xenoliths in what must have been an alkaline basalt. I didn't realize what good condition I was in from nordic skiing; the marathoner kept looking around, shocked that I was keeping up. We got to the top in 15 minutes.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."