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The top of Baja

Postby bajaandy » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:48 pm

Just got back from climbing Picacho del Diablo. What a spectacular peak! I'll write a trip report later, but for now a few pieces of info:

The road to the park is paved all the way up. The road to the Llanitos shack requires 4X4.
Our hike time in from the Llanitos shack to Campo Noche was 7 hours.
On climb day we made the summit in 4 hours 25 minutes. Descent time back to camp was 3 hours 35 minutes.
Hike out from Campo Noche to the Llanitos shack was just over 6 hours.
The ring-tail cat rumored to exist at Campo Noche does exist.
I haven't even looked at my photos yet, but I'll post a few in the coming days.

This was one of the most demanding mountains I have climbed in terms of physical output. The climb itself is not overly technical (mostly class 2 and 3), but the terrain is extreemly rugged. A very worthy summit and an awesome view from the top of Baja.
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Trip Report

Postby bajaandy » Fri May 04, 2007 4:17 pm

Well, it took a while, but I finally got around to writing the trip report for last weekend's climb of Picacho del Diablo. You can view it here:
http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... rm_post=12
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Postby madeintahoe » Sat May 05, 2007 12:42 am

Very nice!!!!Congratulations Andy on Picacho! I have been following your post on this peak & have been wondering how it went! I just got done reading your report, sounds like a wonderful adventure you both had.

The area is very beautiful and so unique I think..I love the color of the rock there.
Thank you for sharing your story and pictures..I hope one day I can go there!
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