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Cabezon Peak

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Cabezon Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,785'
Location: 35.59985, -107.09544 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: James Olsen on May 3, 2016  with updates from Jamie K.
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Cabezon Peak is a volcanic neck on BLM land. It is in a desert environment. There is a primitive camping area below the south side of the neck. It is usually quiet except for weekends when people will climb a class 3 route to the top. The rock quality can vary.

Getting There 

Go North on US 550 from Bernalillo, then past San Isidro about 20 miles and turn left on a dirt road, some BLM signs exist. The road goes about 16 miles south and west and skirts the west side of the neck, ending near its south side.

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Weather station 2.3 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Cabezon from the approach road.

SE Gully (Standard Route) 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  New Mexico : Upper Rio Puerco Valley : Cabezon Peak
Climb talus toward the obvious gully, which features a few boulder-type moves on quality rock. Above here the standard line makes a slightly dropping traverse right (north) before heading straight up. It is possible to go more or less straight up but this is all high angle talus where numerous accidents have occurred. Pick your line carefully.As a side note, there is some potential for further development on this peak. A UNM Mountaineering Club trip in 1974, for example, climbed a direct lin...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Mark Dalen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 27, 2016
For more recent beta on Cabezon including other routes besides SE gully, see this forum post ... Cabezon Peak

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