Route: La Tetralogía Chipinque (Mexico)

Submitted by Patrick Scheel on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 04:12am
Nuevo León, MX
20.09 km
Vertical Gain
1,913 m

Chipinque is one of the most representative mountains of Monterrey (The City of Mountains). Chipinque belongs to the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range and it lies inside the “Cumbres de Monterrey” National Park.

The “Tetralogía Chipinque” route consists on summiting the 4 highest peaks of the mountain, starting from “Parque Ecológico Chipinque”, located on the north slope of the mountain.

The route consists on a loop, starting and ending on the office at the entrance of “Parque Ecológico Chipinque”, also known as “La Bellota”.

The route is 20.09 kms long, with an elevation gain of 1,913 meters.

The name and height of the 4 peaks are the following (summited in the respective order):

  1. Copete de las Águilas: 2,236 Meters Above Sea Level (MASL)
  2. La Ventana: 1,910 MASL
  3. Las Antenas: 1,950 MASL
  4. La “M”: 2,030 MASL

The trails taken are the following:

  1. “Vereda 1”
  2. “Vereda 2”
  3. “Vereda 3”
  4. “Brecha el Empalme”
  5. “Brecha Mesa del Epazote”
  6. “Vereda del Copete”
  7. “Copete de las Águilas” Summit
  8. “Vereda del Árbol Amigo – La Ventana”
  9. “La Ventana” Summit
  10. “Vereda a las Antenas”
  11. “Las Antenas” Summit
  12. Trail with no name to ascend towards “La M”
  13.  “La M” Summit
  14. Trail with no name to descend towards “La Meseta”
  15. “Vereda 3”
  16. “Vereda 2”
  17. “Vereda 1”

Most trails are runnable, except for the “Vereda del Copete” and “Trail with no name to ascend towards ‘La M’”, which involve scrambling.