It appears so close but it is so far. The trail goes to the left of the rocky face to the right, goes way back and then up past those ribs in the background. Only 2.1 miles to the peak but 2600' of climbing and it is friggin steep.
Like this section, scramble up to the right, cross over at the midpoint and then over the edge.
At about the half way point there is a fork. Must take the left fork or else you will end up at the overlook in the distance. A couple of guys came down and asked if I had done this hike before, which I have and they asked how they had missed the fork....rookies.
There are several "ribs" that are passed on the way up.
More "ribs" as I head farther up with glorious views to the west.
I reach the top and sign my name to the registration book which is under a rock. There are a couple of guys already up there.
In the distance is Rosemont Peak, which I climbed about a year ago. Cool place.
On the way down, I passed this rock with a line of I don't know, maybe crystal imbedded in there? Because I ride or hike every day but one, each week I can't post every day but put up the better hikes. Good news, Vagabond Jeff, a local legend, has agreed to lead me to the top of Sombrero Peak on Friday. Can't wait and more to come.