Ascent of Canchal de la Ceja on 2016-09-30

Climber: Susan Mackenzie

Others in Party:Stuart Mackenzie
Date:Friday, September 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Canchal de la Ceja
    Elevation:7966 ft / 2428 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the large carpark at the end of the road above El Travieso. Followed the well cairned route to Cuerda del Cavitero and then along the ridge to and up Canchal de la Ceja. We saw snow in a corrie under the north face of the summit.
The ascent was fairly straight forward but the descent caused me problems. Since breaking my ankle I am very wary on steep rough paths and what had seemed benign on the ascent proved to be problematic for me to descend. My extreme caution slowed us considerably and it was fortunate that we had tried the lower slopes on the previous day while Geocaching. This helped us calculate a fairly accurate timing for the descent. As it was we reached the carpark at sunset.
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Summit of La Ceja (2016-09-30). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2404 ft / 731 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2404 ft / 731 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2142 ft / 652 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1896 ft / 578 m; Extra: 246 ft / 74m
    Loss on way in:246 ft / 74 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:over the shoulder of Calvitero
    Start Trailhead:Above El Travieso  6070 ft / 1850 m
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2158 ft / 657 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1896 ft / 578 m; Extra: 262 ft / 79m
    Gain on way out:262 ft / 79 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.5 km
    Route:Backtrack via viewing the lakes
    End Trailhead:Above El Travieso  6070 ft / 1850 m
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes

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