Cerro Pedernal Climber's Log

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Kiefer - Dec 24, 2019 8:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2019

Solo outing  Sucess!

A nice little climb. Fun scramble to the top. Great views.


Climber71 - Jun 4, 2018 7:49 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2018

Made It!  Sucess!

Climbed alone on 5/16/2018. Not a cloud in the sky, 5 mph wind on top. Parked at 3.2 miles up from FR100, hard switchback to the Right looked impassable so that is as far as I got. Climbed to 9,000' meadow then up the West side to the Crux. Lost my bearing on the way down, missed the 4WD trail and wend all the way down to FR100. Ran out of water, 1.5 miles back up to the trailhead then 3.2 miles back up to the Jeep. Poor planning but I made it. What an incredible View!!


MountainLover2 - Jan 30, 2018 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2018

Cerro Pedernal  Sucess!

Awesome day hike! FR100 was clear. Had my high clearance vehicle and got about another 1.5 miles on FR160 saving FR hiking. Only some snow patches in shaded areas but 160 is still rutted. Weather was perfect. No wind below the summit. Only about 10mph uptop. Plenty of cairns marking the trail on the way up. Found the old Juniper tree and the wood pole against the cliff wall easily. I didn’t see any white arrow on the rock wall, but when you find the pole, you’re there. It’s the only place to climb safely. The summit views are spectacular! We chose to go down the scramble without our packs; used a rope to lower them. I highly recommend this for safety- especially if it’s your first time. Tons of loose rock all the way up and down, no way around it I could find. Well worth the effort. A treat to hike this in January!!!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2016

4 Peaks  Sucess!

With Chicoma Mountain, Mesa Gurule & Mesa Escoba.


McCannster - Sep 23, 2016 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

Didn't make it on account of a fat fog

I decided to take along my girlfriend's cousins's black Lab with me on this hike...let's just say she isn't in the best of shape, and that the 4wd road wore her out. I was the only human around, so I had no choice but to turn back near the bottom the of the main cone of the peak. I'll be back though.


seano - Jun 3, 2016 4:08 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2016

Evening scramble  Sucess!

A quick evening hike/scramble between climbing in El Rito and trying to climb in Brazos. Great views of the Abiquiu area and southern Sangres. Trip report.


mountaingazelle - May 10, 2012 1:04 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

Cerro Pedernal  Sucess!

Hiked on a stormy and windy day. Luckily, all of the worst weather stayed away. This is a cool mountain and nice hike.


pattond - Jan 22, 2012 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2012

Temoline Canyon Route  Sucess!

Fun times going cross country in deep snow! Hard work with a great reward at the top!!!


stinkfoot - Apr 23, 2011 8:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2011

Fun day hike  Sucess!

Lots of fun zones: slow four-wheeling up the approach road, steep climb through trees, flat pleasant meadow, hopping around loose scree, the four-step crux (if you can climb a 10ft ladder, you can climb this), a nice walk along the summit ridge finished by a beautiful view.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 17, 2010 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

GREAT summit!  Sucess!

What a great peak! It lives up to its profile!


strudolyubov - Aug 23, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Cerro Pedernal  Sucess!

Second time up Cerro Pedernal. Nice hike, great views!

Nice Axe!

Nice Axe! - Sep 16, 2009 4:22 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

Great climb!  Sucess!

I was so surprised at how fun this summit was! Highly recommend it!


scotthsu - May 11, 2009 9:18 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

nice hike and views  Sucess!

finally climbed it after seeing it all the time driving to/from colorado. highly recommended! it was a short scamper for us since we drove to the end of the 4WD road.


sbkelley - May 24, 2007 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006

Temolime Canyon  Sucess!

Grew up in Los Alamos, so this was good to finally get up there! Scenery is amazing and the long summit plateau offers great vantage points.


markhyams - Feb 21, 2006 7:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

done!  Sucess!

Totally fun and spectacular mountain with a great summit. A bit of a chilly wind this time of year. I would be hard pressed to call the crux class 4. Just a stiff and short class 3.


HeatherF - Jul 25, 2005 6:15 pm

Route Climbed: Temolime Canyon Route Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my husband, Ed.

Ed F

Ed F - Jul 25, 2005 12:25 pm

Route Climbed: Temolime Canyon Route Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this great peak on a daytrip from Taos. The high desert here is enchanting.

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