La Malinche Climber's Log

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adwh - Oct 9, 2012 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2012

OCT 2012 SUMMIT NOTES  Sucess!

Great hike. Challenging but not overwhelming or particularly dangerous. Left DF at 5:30am on a Monday, got there at 8:15. The road up to the trail head is closed all the time now, so you have to leave your car at the little resort, which is safe. It took about 1:45 to get to the trail head on an easy trail. Pretty steep from there. Took us 4:40 to summit, with no breaks; 8:00 hours round trip with a 20 minute break. Near the top we were in clouds and it was windy and about 40 degree, but there was no snow. Trail was straightforward except above the tree/grass line, where the hard rocky terrain make it hard to figure out. Visibility was only about 100 meters. In general a very beautiful forested trail + beautiful rocky summit. Recommend going in Nov. when visibility should be better. My climbing partner was a total amateur, age 37, in moderate shape, and she had no trouble summiting, though she does live in Mexico City, so was somewhat acclimatized.
Park rangers indicated someone got lost up there and died in Sept. 2012.

Daria

Daria - Sep 22, 2012 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2011

Acclimation   Sucess!

Nice summit! Swirling clouds abound, sort of lord of the rings vibe up there. Nice views of orizaba from there. Tons of locals climbing too on christmas day. Wonderful dinner that night at the restaurant located within the campgrounds/cabins.

cab

cab - Mar 5, 2012 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Used this mountain as a warmup for Izta and Orizaba which we climbed later in the week. There were probably 300 people or so on the trail on this day which didn't exactly make for a wilderness experience, but a nice acclimitization hike anyway.

We left the road a little after coming out of the trees and went straight up the slope rather than following the road/trail to the left. This route is highly recommemded for the ascent, but follow the road/trail for the descent which is sandy and quick.

Bill562

Bill562 - Jan 15, 2012 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

Malinche  Sucess!

With Blair F

graham

graham - Nov 17, 2010 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

Great warm up hike  Sucess!

We took about 3 hours to hike up and about 2 to get down. We watched the Skyline Racers run up & down this thing. The 1st runner did the round trip in 2 hours even....very impressive

ncst

ncst - Jan 26, 2010 11:20 am Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2010

From San Juan Ixtenco (east face)  Sucess!

Climbed from San Juan Ixtenco. Five hours from the trailhead (ranger station). Nicer view of the crater from this side. Ice on top, didn't need crampons going up as this is the east face. But needed them to go down the west face to the centro vacacional. To much trash after the Christmas holiday. Many people eager to 'touch snow'. Two people carried down on a stretcher that down after the slipped on the ice.

jmitch421

jmitch421 - Dec 14, 2009 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2009

Don't call off the dogs  Sucess!

Climbed up with the company of 5 local dogs (they came all the way to the summit). Gave em a small piece of my cliff bar n they never left. Nice hike through the pine forest, and nice views. I stayed in the cabins at the park. Although checkout is kinda early at 1 so I just took my stuff and left the key in the door. Met Senad and his friend and Livingston on the summit.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 13, 2009 2:27 am Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2009

Great hike  Sucess!

Great hike prior to Orizba. Great mountain.

sergejf

sergejf - Nov 22, 2009 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2005

La Malinche  Sucess!

Fun climb with friends - I'm going to post a more detailed report elsewhere on this site.

ScottyP

ScottyP - Oct 22, 2009 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2008

Great Tacos  Sucess!

Great tacos at the base. And the cabins are quite cozy as well!

logikal

logikal - Sep 21, 2009 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

Acclimation Climb  Sucess!

Used this as an acclimation climb for Pico de Orizaba. Beautiful views of orizaba, izta, and the active volcano popo.

Cheeseburglar

Cheeseburglar - Aug 21, 2009 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2008

Good eatin'  Sucess!

The restaurant at the trailhead is really good.

ncst

ncst - Jul 25, 2009 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

July 22 and August 15, 2009 - both routes -   Sucess!

I went up twice as a day trip from Apizaco. Reached the clouded top from the resort in three hours the first time. Met some nice people from Puebla on the top, they gave me a ride back to Apizaco. I went up the alternate route the second time, in August. A lot of people up there, it was the last weekend of the summer holidays, great weather all day with a thunderstorm at 5pm when I was in the collectivo back to Apizaco.

paisajeroamericano

paisajeroamericano - Apr 10, 2009 6:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2009

Voludo  Sucess!

I got a late start, having camped on the flanks of Orizaba the night before and having climbed Sierra Negra that morning. I ended up racing to the summit in under 2 1/2 hours, arriving just in time to see the sun set on top of Popo. I managed to make it down to the car without using my headlamp, although I'm not quite sure how. Beautiful area, especially once you get above treeline.

Lips74

Lips74 - Feb 3, 2009 4:53 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

Long Day  Sucess!

Climbed with Grampahawk and Winding along with 3 others. Started at 3AM and was on the summit ridge for sunrise. We took our time with plenty of breaks and rests. I found it very similar to a Colorado 14er with this being harder while still easier than Whitney in a day. The huts at the bottom are nice.

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Jan 12, 2009 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

Buena Vista  Sucess!

Very smoggy at the lower levels. This made it impossible to take a clear summit photo looking down into the valley below. But we did get some great shots of Pico de Orizaba,Popo, and Izta peeking up above the clouds.Very dusty trail. We did this as a "tune up" for Pico de Orizaba. I agree with "wingding" about schlepping too much gear. If I go again I've got to fit everything into one pack and a small duffle.

LC

LC - Jan 2, 2009 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2008

Great acclimitization hike  Sucess!

Great hike, fairly straightforward, but the trail a bit slippery in the wet spots.

Curtissimo

Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

2nd time  Sucess!

My knees healed from '05 but getting over a month long case of Moctezuma's revenge which saw me loose 10 kgs, I came back here with cousin-in-law Sabino Telesforo Montiel from Yolotepec, Hidalgo. Cloudy and cold and kicked me in the gut but we made the top and then down to our family in the warm cabin ($US90, slept 9) below to our awaiting families.

Curtissimo

Curtissimo - Dec 13, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 1998

alias Malintzi(n) or Matlalcueye  Sucess!

climbed with Stephen Wilcox & Tom Straub of New Haven, CT. lots of school girls on top, who huddled with us for photos & warmth ;)

Kiefer

Kiefer - Nov 20, 2008 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Hiked this bugger as part of Haliku Adventures w/Chicagotransplant, Haliku, Rkymtn and two non-SP'ers.

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