Sierra Blanca Peak

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North face of Sierra Blanca Peak 12,003'.

This April 12 ascent had just enough snow for
some good pics without being a real problem
for climbing. With no ski lifts in operation it was
about a 5 hour roundtrip hike from the Apache
Ski Resort parking lot. The out of print "New
Mexico Mountains" by Herbert Ungnade was our
guidebook for our New Mexico exploration.

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Looking down the north face.

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The ascent route along the west ridge.

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To the southwest.

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Snow or not, the west ridge has a bit of
exposure on both sides.

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