Cabezon Peak Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 13, 2018 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2016

7 Peaks  Sucess!

With Cerro Cochino, Cerro Cuate, Cerro de Santa Clara, Cerro de Guadalupe, Springs Benchmark & Cerro Chafo.


seano - Nov 25, 2014 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2014

Fun scramble  Sucess!

A fun, short scramble on a cold day. We made it considerably longer by biking in from highway 550, because suffering is good.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 25, 2013 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2013

With Whittles  Sucess!

A windy but beautiful day with Whitny. She climbed the fourth class sections like a champ!


birdhead - Mar 2, 2013 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

There are some very cool sections of scrambling on this peak and nice 360 degree views from the summit. Definitely worth the trip. Climbed Cerro de Guadalupe on the same day.


dandrew - Aug 26, 2012 11:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Cool Hike, Hot Day  Sucess!

Fun hike and scramble. Great views from the top of other volcanic towers. Would make a nice winter or fall trip.


TimmyTee - Aug 20, 2012 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Spectacular Day!  Sucess!

I was up here in 2002. Took a friend from work on this trip. The signage from the main road (550) and the description of it on the website is excellent! Thanks.

The "Easy Way" is pretty straightforward - one just has to take one's time. Excellent handholds on all the scrambles - good rock. Despite the risk of climbing something like this during monsoon season, there was not a storm cloud anywhere in the sky - they did, however, show up in the northwest by the time we got back to the car.

Dogs? I can't imagine taking a dog up this, as mentioned in other posts!

What a beautiful climb. And the views are unique and splendid.

Swithich - Feb 5, 2012 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

Straight Up  Sucess!

Very good description on the route ("The Easy Way") and access. I would agree with those in the class 4 group. I felt there was a substantial amount of class 4 (especially on the final 100 feet or so of ledges).

That all said the view from the top was great. It was cold though. Lots of wind and it was a colder day in NM. Take some warm clothes and gloves for the top.

Be aware of the loose rock. I knocked off quite a few rocks coming down. Bring a rock helmet and good shoes with you. Three hours round trip (give or take a half hour).


Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Jun 21, 2011 6:31 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2011

finally  Sucess!

I drive by this peak every few weeks, & finally took the time to get on top of it. Beautiful route & great view. Upper 4th class with exposure, but secure if you take your time.


AriehDavid - Apr 9, 2011 7:55 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 1992

When I was young  Sucess!

Took some route that my dad thought we need ropes for. I was really young. I don't remember if it really was technical. Just remember having fun and my father telling me a Navajo story about the ant people on the top.

SkyHighBri - Apr 3, 2011 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011

Windy Cabezon Day  Sucess!

Twas a great hike up Cabezon this morning. Hiking with a good friend of mine who soon will be moving to Tx. We've hike many peaks together and this was the last one for a while until he can come back and do more 14ers with me. We made the ascent in 1 hour and descent in about 50 minutes...not a bad round trip at all. The winds picked up tremendously as we headed down...70+ mph gusts on our way back to ABQ. Great hike, good scrambling, several geocaches at the top! Why dont you head out there and have some fun too!

Brian C

Brian C - Apr 1, 2011 11:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2011

Monster's Head  Sucess!

Cool climb. Nice to climb the head of Cliff Monster after experiencing Tse' Bit'ai. Was a bit steeper in places than I had anticipated but could also be that I was tired after a week of straight climbing.

Trip Report

wolfskinrosie - Apr 23, 2010 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

the easy way  Sucess!

Great 3rd class climbing! My dog made it up with a lot of help, I probably wouldn't bring her again unless I was with a similarly confident group (we had to pass her down the very last bit in the gully). Good times had by all.


Misa - Feb 24, 2010 5:49 pm

great climb  Sucess!

nice climb with my mom, our dog needed a help.


strudolyubov - Nov 9, 2009 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2009

Cabezon Peak   Sucess!

Third time up on top of Cabezon. Did a standard "Easy Way" route twice. This time climbed rib/edge to the right of the standard gully (solid Class 4). Fun climb/scramble, great views!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 24, 2009 10:05 pm

great hike/climb  Sucess!

It was actually my 2nd ascent of this beautiful volcanic peak. Great views...

pacifictrevor - Jun 17, 2009 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

nice climb up, not so down  Sucess!

had problem down from the top till I finally spotted the cairn. watch out for cacti as well. elevation gain is 1300 ft from the parking lot.


davebobk47 - Mar 23, 2009 10:33 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Very fun climb/scramble with a few people from my SAR team. Started out cloudy but while on the summit the sun came out and we had blue skies for the descent.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 18, 2008 1:11 am

Yet-to-be-named technical route  Sucess!

We climbed a yet-to-be-named class 5 technical route on the south face. We also climbed the trail many, many times.


StumblingBear - May 26, 2008 9:38 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 1997

A Sacred Peak- in a holy land  Sucess!

Have been on top of Cabezon twice and really enjoyed it. Yes it can be hard to find the right way down and lots of loose rock to worry about as you try the correct spot. Anyway Go! It is worth it and the Rio Puerco basin has a ton of great places to explore. I spent months of time in the area and never tired of the beauty of the place.


hans.schenk - Sep 10, 2007 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2006

Cool climb...  Sucess!

...literally! It was overcast and pretty darn cold for most of the hike/climb. I was surprised that there wasn't snow. A great easy 4th class with some decent exposure! I have since climbed this peak 5 more times.

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