Cerro De La Silla

Elevation (feet): 5,971
Elevation (meters): 1,820
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Range/Region: Sierra Madre Oriental
Latitude: 25.6327
Longitude: -100.234
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Mariano Escobedo, Monterrey, N.L.
Convenient Center: Monterrey, N. L.

Thanks to Francisco J, Garza for adding this peak.

This mountain is the universal symbol of the city of Monterrey; it`s shape resembles a saddle, wich gives it that name. It`s located on the eastern side of the city and it was declared a Natinal Park in the early nineties.

It has four peaks, wich are (from north to south): - La Antena (Canal 6), 1790m. - Pico Norte, 1820m. - Pico Sur, 1780m. - Pico de la Virgen, 1720m. The first two are the most visited, the first one being the easiest to climb since there`s a 4x4 road leading to the T.V. antenna on the top. The hardest and steepest is Pico Sur.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 10 trip reports for Cerro De La Silla.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #21482 - by Ron Williams on Oct 28, 2008
    I was a student at the American School Foundation in Monterrey. I climbed with three adults, two who were teachers at the school. We climbed the middle peak. I am now in my 60's and still remember...
  • Log #14985 - by Cesar A. Martinez on June 21, 2004
    On this day two nephews cam along wiht me to clime el "Cerro de La Silla" we climed up the mountain in 2:25 minuts, two 5 min. rest stops to catch our breath. It took us about 2 hours to...
  • Log #14986 - by Nathan Warner on May 07, 2004
    Myself and three other exchange students from the states climbed Pico Norte in 3 hours 15 minutes from the city. Cloudy but for about 20 seconds, a hole in the clouds broke through on the opposite...
  • Log #14987 - by Erik Dillaman on Nov 30, 2003
    The climb was great, the views were fantastic and the temperature was just right. As a first time visitor to Monterrey, I found that information about the trailhead location was a bit sketchy... so...
  • Log #14988 - by Keith Baker on Nov 09, 2003
    Made it up in about 2:15. Great climb. Beautiful views. Hope to return to the area soon.
  • Log #14990 - by Mike and Monika Kapousouz on Feb 02, 2003
    Ever since arriving in Monterrey to work on a project, my husband has been wanting to climb Cerro de la Silla. We're no spring chickens, and probably aren't in our peak condition (knee problems), but...
  • Log #14991 - by Elizabeth Ortiz on June 29, 2001
    Me and four other family members climbed El Pico Antena in 2 and a half hours. It took us 2 and a half hours to walk down. It seemed that going down was more difficult than going up. I plan to climb...
  • Log #14992 - by Armando Cantu on Apr 25, 2001
    At that time I was only 11 years old and it took us (Group of scouts)3:15 min to Las Antennas We got down in less then one hour.
  • Log #14993 - by Francisco J, Garza on Jan 17, 2001
    This time I climbed with fellow climbers Pedro, Victor and Francisco on a cool day it took us a little longer than usual, 3 hours, because the middle part was very slick and we had to slow down, but...
  • Log #14994 - by Francisco J, Garza on Dec 03, 2000
    Climbing to the antena took me 2hrs 15min, last time. There was a small cloud on the top that didn`t let me see anything while the sun was shining over the whole city. The climb to Pico Sur whith my...