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Nevado de Toluca (Xinantecatl or Chicnautecatl) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 15,387'
Location: 19.102, -99.76754 View Map  Incorrect?
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Head in the clouds on Pico de Fraile

road into crater closed. refugio closed. must start with hike into crater from gate outside crater rim. MORE INFO >>>

Description Rock quality fairly good but some loose scree and boulders. Potentially snow.

Getting There 

From 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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

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If you're coming from sea level, the crux is likely acclimatizing. Depending on if snow is present, some of the boulder field traverses to the summits of Campanario Mayor and Pico de Fraile and down their back sides could be the technical crux. Some scree and loose boulders but otherwise, great rock quality. Some exposure but nothing paranoia inducing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: South end of crater rim, including Pico de Fraile
South end of crater rim, including Pico de Fraile

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