Ascent of Rosillo Peak on 2013-02-26

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rosillo Peak
    Elevation:5445 ft / 1659 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rosillo Peak is in Big Bend National Park. I hiked it from the west side. I drove out the road between Terlingua Ranch and Hwy 385 and parked along the road. My old topo shows a road heading west towards Goat Spring but this road has been gone for several decades.

It is easy hiking through the desert to the peak, but the way I went up is steep in spots and it is a roundabout way of getting there. I took a more direct route down that probably didn't save me any time. If I returned, I would go up the ridge between the 2 routes. Great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3180 ft / 968 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3555 ft / 1083 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2805 ft / 854 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2430 ft / 741 m; Extra: 375 ft / 114m
    Loss on way in:375 ft / 114 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 9.9 km
    Route:West Side
    Start Trailhead:3015 ft / 918 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3180 ft / 969 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2805 ft / 855 m; Extra: 375 ft / 114m
    Gain on way out:375 ft / 114 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.8 km
    Route:West Side
    End Trailhead:2640 ft / 804 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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