The sign at the turn to the trailhead.
West face of Cabezon Peak taken from the trailhead.
Andy totally excited to climb Cabezon. This peak has been on his "to do" list since he moved to Los Alamos.
The first part of the approach climbs to the south fo the peak.
There were lots of Cholla Catcus around here.
On the approach
The south face.
Andy got a catcus stuck on his shoe. Ouch.
Sarah with a pair of twin catcus
Working around to the East face. You can see the gully that we will eventually climb on the lower right skiline.
View of gully and approach scree field.
Andy and Sarah climbing up the scree field below the gully.
There were still a few flowers out.
The first 3rd class section.
View to the south. Lots of other volcanic plugs out there.
Sarah and Andy making quick work of the first 3rd class section.
Close up of the gully. This had a bunch of 3rd or 4th class in it.
Andy gettng close and personal with a Cholla.
Andy at the top of another scrambling section.
Lots of green lichen on the rock.
Great views and good exposure on the way up.
The last bit of scrambling until the top.
Coming over the edge to the top. Just a little bit to the true summit.
360 degree view from the top.
We made it up in 55 minutes and descending in the same amount of time. This is the large rock structure at the top.
Andy and the "tree" on the way down.
Andy checking out the surroundings on top of the spire next to the gully.
Little scrambling to get down.
We totally misses these directon arrows on the way up.
Sarah downclimbing the last section.
Cabezon from far away.
GPS track. Total distance was 2.75 miles with 1700 feet of climbing.