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Ascent of Truchas Peak on 2012-06-20

Climber: Alan Bernier

Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Truchas Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13102 ft / 3993 m

Ascent Trip Report

Early morning hike up from campsite at Truchas Lake. Went up the scree field trail from the lake to the saddle between North Truchas and Medio Truchas. From there, it was a slightly tricky traverse with some class 3 moves over to the base of the climb up Medio Truchas. From there, it was very straightforward over Medio and across to Truchas Peak. I made a quick trip over to Middle Truchas along the way. The ridge between Medio and Middle is far easier than it looks. Descended a nice, steep, grassy slope from the northernmost col between Medio and Truchas. This would be a suitable ascent route if coming from the lake - it is not technical at all, just steep for about 900 vertical feet. Total time for the loop and back to camp was 2:50.
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