Nevado de Toluca (Xinantecatl or Chicnautecatl) Rock Climbing
Routes in Nevado de Toluca (Xinantecatl or Chicnautecatl)
|Pico de Fraile T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|GPS:||19.102, -99.768 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||mikehilbert on Mar 18, 2016|
|Admins:||Mauricio Herrera Cuadra|
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Descriptionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevado_de_Toluca. Rock quality fairly good but some loose scree and boulders. Potentially snow. http://www.summitpost.org/nevado-de-toluca-xinantecatl/150798
road into crater closed. refugio closed. must start with hike into crater from gate outside crater rim. Details
There used to be two refugios available for climbers at the gate but as of March 2016, they are no longer accessible to non-government employees. Also, the road that used to go all the way into the crater to the lakes is also closed about 2 miles prior to it reaching the lakes. The only way to access the lakes via this road is by hiking in or mountain bike. The easiest access point to the crater is to drive to the high gate and hike over the rim. This will provide you access to both routes, Pico de Fraile and Pico de Aguila.
Getting ThereFrom Mexico City, drive on routes 15 and 55 around the south of Toluca until you get to the Pacifico Highway (route 134). Take this west until you see signs for the park. Follow the signs up to the high gate. Hike over the crater rim to the lakes (for Pico de Fraile) or begin your counterclockwise traverse from the rim toward Pico de Aguila.
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