Ascent of Robledo Mountain on 2001-01-02
|Date:||Tuesday, January 2, 2001|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||5890 ft / 1795 m|
Ascent Trip ReportRobledo Mountain is best climbed from the west side where you can drive close to the mountain with a four-wheel drive vehicle. On Interstate 10 take exit 19 for Radium Springs and go southwest for 1.5 miles to highway 185 and turn right. From this intersection go 1.8 miles passing Radium Springs and turn left onto Faulkner Canyon Road. From here note the following mileage points: at 0.65 miles you will reach a gate which is closed but not locked. Pass through the gate (be sure to close it) and continue in the canyon. At 2.6 miles pass a windmill and corral on the left. At 3.8 miles stay left at another junction. Then at 4.9 miles turn sharp left, almost a U-turn, and then shortly turn right onto a road that will climb out of the wash. Four-wheel drive may be needed on this road because of steep, rocky sections. Follow this road as it climbs onto higher ground. At 7.1 miles go left at a junction and drop into a wash. Continue to a turn-around point at 7.9 miles where the road starts up a steep hill and is very rough. UTM here is: 318565E, 3591042N. Hike SE from here up a canyon and in a few tenths of a mile move right onto the slopes and head for the peak at east side of section 34. From here follow the ridge around to the high point. The hike is about 2 1/2 miles round-trip with a gain of 1100 feet. The ascent takes about 45 minutes and the descent about 35 minutes. 1/01 RLC
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