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Southeast Flank

Southeast Flank


Page Type: Route

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.57150°N / 107.154°W

Object Title: Southeast Flank

Route Type: Hike/Scramble

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: Garon Coriz

Created/Edited: Sep 16, 2005 / Sep 16, 2005

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The directions to the best area to start from for this route are on the main page.

Route Description

The first obstacle, which is the arroyo, should be avoided if you took a right onto a east-west road bordering the southern part of the peak. There are several gullies with ridges that connect the flat plain where the road is to the shelf above the sedimentary rock. The peak's flank flattens out for about a hundred feet but then starts to climb again. About half way from the shelf to the summit, a rock outcropping layer spans most of the southern part of the peak, leading to a scramble ranging from 15 feet to the rest of the way up the peak. The best route from here is to climb up into the bowl below the summit which has a 15 foot scramble before it. Directly above the area where the bowl drops off, the dirt and rocks make for a slippery combination. From there, it is a hike with only cacti and other prickly plants to pester you on the way up.

Essential Gear

Basic hiking equipment should suffice. Make sure to bring plenty of water because there are no sources of water for at least an hour from the peak.

Miscellaneous Info

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