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East-to-Southwestern Flank Traverse

East-to-Southwestern Flank Traverse


Page Type: Route

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.56510°N / 107.139°W

Object Title: East-to-Southwestern Flank Traverse

Route Type: Hike/Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up w/3rd Class Climbing

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Page By: Garon Coriz

Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2005 / Sep 10, 2005

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The directions are on the main page.

Route Description

From the end of the dirt road, head towards the southern end of the main mass of rock that is Cerro de Guadalupe. You can see up what looks like the way to the saddle from the corner of the rock formation, but that is a dead end. Cut laterally across the slope to the next rock outcropping and turn the corner there. Another gully separates this turn from the Southwestern Flank of the peak (the only way up to the saddle). Above and across the gully is a small arch created by a several rocks piled on each other. Once you’ve passed the arch, you can climb straight up to the saddle along a slightly worn path. To get to the summit from the saddle, you have to take a slight right and walk along the edge of a cliff to the northeastern ridge line stemming from the summit. Climb up the somewhat exposed ridge to the top.

Essential Gear

Basic hiking gear is all that is really needed. A helmet is recommended.

Miscellaneous Info

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