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Pico Piñon

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About Pico Piñon:

Pico Piñón is the second lowest of the seven high peaks on the Cerro de Las Mitras but is probably the least climbed perhaps because the very final stretch to reach the summit (about 20 meters) is a class 5 climb. It is located on the western half of Las Mitras between Pico Pirámide to the east and Pico Cuauhtémoc to the west, and both of them greatly restrict the view from the summit since they are much higher and massive. It is quite an adventure getting to this peak; the first section of the trail is an easy walk-up then it gets fairly steep and it zig-zags across a scree gully until it reaches a fairly flat section that runs along a towering wall (wich was opened by miners many decades ago) with an almost vertical drop facing the many canyons to the north; then it runs into one of the many mines in this mountain where you have to cross an old narrow log bridge and dodge a couple of other deep vertical tunnels in the darkness for about one hundred meters to get to the other end and continue into a class 3 scramble section before reaching the Puerto Piñón - Cuauhtémoc; at this point you take the trail to the left and after another short scramble section you get to the vertical wall below the small summit.
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Rock Type: Limestone
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
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