Not overly interesting but good conditioning. 3hrs car to car.
We had no map just a general idea. Parked our car at a cooking shack near what seemed the top of the road. When we asked the patrona where the summit was she said "pues aqui pa' arriba". Headed straight up a drainage and gained the ridge within a mile. From there it was a mile or more along ridges through sparse forest to summit marked by a big white cross. Nice trip, no stray dogs. Just some religious pilgrim kids and some middle class Mexican hikers along the route. Thunder and lightning came down hard and moved towards us in afternoon as we were heading down. Just made it in time, paid the nice lady 50 pesos for secure parking next to her place. Cousin Ernesto drove, and wife and sons followed in good order.
I left the hostel in Mexico city early and reached the Pico de Aguila succesfully. Thanks to the five scouts from Coyoacan and the mountain dog showing me the way and the two Mexican hikers that gave me a ride back to the capital! It was clouded going up but once at the top I had some good views of the surrounding hills now and then. Great day trip although it took me a while to get there by public transport.
My firts ascend out of my country. I started to climb 5 volcanoes in Mexico, all succefully climbed to summit. I spent 4 hours with a strong and cold wind.
Followed directions on Northeast Ridge site by theshadowofthehills - it was easy to get to the flat field he described (called Cabana CantinFlora by our cab driver). Tried to find the path of least resistance up the mountains, and ended up on the ridge, west of Ajusco. Very windy up high, which made it cold - come prepared. Beautiful views of DF and Popo-Izta - very little smog. If you have time in the city, this is well worth the trip.
It is Close México City, It´s a nice place for camping, the more top the name is "Pico del Aguila", down their be one "albergue" for sleep, it´s so cheap. The experience is good for beginners.
The climbed was of 1:30 min to the summit
reached the summit, saw no one else on the mountain fair weather, a little bit windy
Pretty straightforward climb, although it took me a while since I did it after a grueling 40-km hike at around 10,000 ft. sponsored by CEMAC, the local equivalent of the Mountaineers. It's a great acclimatization hike, since altitude is really the only limiting factor and the vertical gain gives you a pretty good workout. Unfortunately, when I got to the top the Valley of Mexico was completely clouded/smogged over, so there was really no reward besides a new altitude record.
went to UNAM with a good friend (again a non-climber) and managed to convince him to drive up and have a look at Ajusco. We wandered through the forest and part way up the trail until his waning desire gave out and I was forced to abort a summit that was easily in striking distance. Again, will rectify this minus the non-climber very soon.