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near Colonia Olimpo (Casas Blancas), Guanajuato (Mexico)
The trail starts a couple of hundred meters from the Mineral de Cedro although at times there is not much off a trail. Past an abandoned water tank/reservoir, there is an option to continue heading up to the peak straight ahead (which I’ve climbed from other directions), I angled down in the general direction of Guanajuato and Pastitas. Crossing the long dry draw ahead proved a little difficult, following a rough cattle trail and encountering a long section of thorny brushes. I suggest wearing appropriate clothing or taking the high route toward the peak before descending above the low brush. I ended up crawling through sections to avoid the thorns.
The route is often open country so different routes are possible. I like following the long dry ridge towards Guanajuato before descending along an old former track blasted out of the cliff side above Cerro de los Leones.
I rate the trail as moderately difficult because of the open country requiring basic navigation skills (although it seems impossible to get lost in the high open country; also because of the rough trail in places and abundance of thorns on the lower route.