Quick hike ending with a short scramble.
With: Chafo & Cabezon
With Cabezon Peak, Cerro Cochino, Cerro Cuate, Cerro de Santa Clara, Springs Benchmark & Cerro Chafo.
Climbed on the same day as Cabezon. Mostly just loose rock but pretty good views from the top. The last 50 feet or so is pretty nice scrambling.
Climbed Cerro de Guadalupe starting from the road SE of the peak. Traversed to NW side and ascended the wall from the saddle to the summit. Returned via standard route. Nice short climb, great views from the summit.
This was the start of a long day. I decided to tag along with a guy who (unbeknownst to me) was a marathoner, and we quickly separated from the rest of the NMMC group. I recall beautiful peridotite xenoliths in what must have been an alkaline basalt. I didn't realize what good condition I was in from nordic skiing; the marathoner kept looking around, shocked that I was keeping up. We got to the top in 15 minutes.
It was a gorgeous day and a great way to end the summer before returning to Portland for school.