|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1901|
|First successful climber(s):||Alfredo Jahn Hartmann|
|Nearest major airport:||Internacional Simón Bolívar|
|Convenient Center:||Colonia Tovar|
Thanks to Eloy G. Boulton for adding this peak.
It's first registered ascend was made by the venezuelan Alfredo Jahn, on february 16, 1901, reaching the summit at 2:45 p.m. Formerly Pico de la Ceniza, is located at the Venzuelan Coastal Range and it is the mayor elevation of Aragua State. It's upper part is covered by tropical cloud forest. The access can be done by two main different routs. The first one starts at the touristic town of Colonia Tovar by a main asphalt road that leads to a secondary dirt road (4x4 necessary) that climbs up to 1900 mts. aprox. to the southeastern side of the mountain. From here the summit is reached by a not very defined footpath until the summit. A machete may be necessary at places. The other route starts a the city of Turmero. A secondary asphalt road starts climbing north bound changing to a 4x4 dirt road up to the zone of Bracen (aprox. 1900 mts.), at the southwestern side of the mountain. From here it is a matter of founding the ridge that ends on the summit. There is a surveying concrete post with a metal disk at the summit.
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