Ascent of Chicoma Mountain on 2012-06-15

Climber: Clay Mills

Others in Party:Renee Mills
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chicoma Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11561 ft / 3523 m

Ascent Trip Report

Half of the fun of this climb is getting there. For those interested in this climb, start in Española at US84 (Paseo de Oñate) and Industrial Park Road, turn right 1/2 mile at Calle de La Merced, follow dirt road 27 1/4 miles to a trail on the left. This is past a culvert over the Rito de Abiqui by approximately 1/4 mile.

My climb: We did not know of the trail, so parked directly at the Rito de Abiqui and bushwhacked several hundred yards up the side of the mountain until we intersected the trail. We followed the trail approximately 1/2 mile until it ended at the boundary line fence. From there we bushwhacked through heavy spruce forest up to the top. It was a very easy climb.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:841 ft / 256 m
    Elevation Loss:841 ft / 256 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Sunny with dust haze
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:841 ft / 256 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Trailhead:Forest Rd 144 at Rito de Abiqui  10720 ft / 3267 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:841 ft / 256 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Trailhead:Forest Rd 144 at Rito de Abiqui  10720 ft / 3267 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 0 Minutes

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