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Ascent of Cerro Bola on 2015-11-15

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Laura Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Bola
    Location:Mexico
    Elevation:4199 ft / 1279 m

Ascent Trip Report

I learned from Laura that Cerro Bola's antenna-infested eastern summit is possibly/probably higher than the bushwhack west summit that I had climbed in 2012. I was very upset to learn this...

So, back I went!

I had come down with a bit of the dreaded "revenge" from the jugo de naranja at Mama Espinoza's in El Rosario and was not feeling all that great. After a roadside pullout puke session, we were on our way to the drive up summit of Cerro Bola. This ascent would be made in shorts and flip flops! We could not find a register or cairn on top, but we thoroughly covered the high ground (which was brushy and enjoyable in flip flops!). We took a quick pic on top and made the rough drive back down. I had previously driven my Toyota Yaris to the helicopter pad just below the summit in 2012. This time around, I was certainly grateful to have the truck to speed up the drive!

Laura's "revenge" hit after we crossed back into the USA at Tecate, so we were both not in the best of conditions this day...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Start Trailhead:4189 ft / 1276 m
Descent Statistics



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