Ascent of Nevado de Colima on 2014-12-12

Climber: David Howells

Others in Party:Larissa Guerro
Date:Friday, December 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Nevado de Colima
    Elevation:13976 ft / 4259 m

Ascent Trip Report

12.12.2014. Nevado de Colima. 10.27k & 700m ht gain. Moving time 2hr59m. Elapsed time 4hr. Route: To start point-17k rough track to park entrance, 4k to car park. Park entry 28MXN. Camping allowed within park at des sites. Trail Route: 3k on rough track, 2k off trail from 1st 90d corner with 45gallon bin. Follow small cairns to summit for 2k. One stretch of 200m ascent with rockfall hazard (helmet reqd). Quite a bit of scrambling in last k, UK Grade 1. True height of mountain is 4,339m (didn't set altimeter). Ascent day-Welsh & saw furk all! (will have to go back).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2283 ft / 695 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2283 ft / 695 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Grade/Class:UK 1 Scramble
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Low cloud, no wind and light drizzle. No view.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2283 ft / 695 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Start Trailhead:11693 ft / 3564 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2283 ft / 695 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    End Trailhead:11693 ft / 3564 m
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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