Ascent of Nevado de Colima on 2018-12-08

Climber: Ted Ehrlich

Date:Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nevado de Colima
    Elevation:13976 ft / 4259 m

Ascent Trip Report

Road to the peak starts at (19.632439, -103.529365). Cost of park access is currently $34 MXN, payable at the first gate (19.593068, -103.593439).

Reached high point of the road where the second gate was locked (19.581253, -103.610711) with my rental 2WD VW Tiguan (~7.5" of clearance). The road was in pretty good shape for a dirt road in Mexico and I didn't scrape anything. I also saw a minivan near where the gate was locked, but I personally wouldn't want to drive a low clearance vehicle up the road.

Based off the summit register, it seems like hundreds, if not thousands, of people climb this mountain, so the reports of the mountain not being easily accessible on some websites is untrue. The trail is marked with some paint markings when it becomes a 2nd class scramble to the summit. My GPX track is from the Volcan de Fuego viewpoint sign to the summit. The only important waypoint was (19.561056, -103.608962), where you switch from the first gully to a ridge, as you will want to find this point on the way down. There is a stick with orange tape marking this point.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ted Ehrlich
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