Route Climbed: Cordova Pass route Date Climbed: Early May of 2001
This was my first hike of the year in 2001. I attempted to get my dad up this mountain but it didn't work out. He bailed once the route turned to steep talus, too tough on the knees and feet. I enjoyed this hike because it was interesting. The volcanic dykes were really cool to look at. Also, the summit of West Spanish Peak is 6000 ft above its surroundings!
Route Climbed: From Cordova Pass (standard) Date Climbed: July, early '90's
My memories of this hike...we camped at Cordova Pass and climbed on a clear blue-sky day. At the top it was so windy we had a hard time moving forward and not being blown down!! But the views were endless. Great condioning climb.
This was the first peak I ever did - climbed it with my dad when I was 12. Obviously the memories are a little fuzzy, but I do know this was the mountain that got me hooked on mountaineering. Take that for what its worth.