Ascent of Jocotitlán on 2020-01-21

Climber: Sam Grant

Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:12887 ft / 3927 m

Ascent Trip Report

We had hoped to find a trail on this side based on what shown on topo maps, versus hiking the road. From where we parked we followed the road until it turned into a trail. The trail was very good but very braided in parts. We ended up losing the trail on the way up and struck out cross country to the top. Mild bushwhacking here and there. We topped out near all the com masts and followed the road for a few hundred feet before turning to a trail, leading to the summit. There is a small structure on the summit with a small cross on the highpoint. On our descent we were convinced there was a trail and were keeping an eye out for it. After a couple hundred feet below the summit we picked up a trail and were able to follow it all the way down.

The trail network up here is incredibly confusing and there is no way we’d be able to pick this route to the top. If you decide to climb this peak and follow this track, make sure to follow my descent track. It is a pretty good route and for the most part on trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3825 ft / 1165 m
    Total Elevation Loss:75 ft / 22 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3825 ft / 1165 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3750 ft / 1143 m; Extra: 75 ft / 22m
    Loss on way in:75 ft / 22 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Start Trailhead:9137 ft / 2784 m
    Time:2 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sam Grant
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