Pedernal viewed from Ghost Ranch
|Elevation||9,862 ft (3,006 m)|
|Location||Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS Youngsville (NM)|
Cerro Pedernal, locally known as just "Pedernal", is a narrow mesa in northern New Mexico. The name is Spanish for "flint hill". The mesa lies on the north flank of the Jemez Mountains, south of Abiquiu Lake, in the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Its caprock was produced in the Jemez Volcanic Field. Its highest point is 9,862 feet (3,006 meters).
Pedernal is the source of a chert used by the prehistoric Gallina people. Its cliffs are popular with rock climbers. Georgia O'Keeffe made many paintings of it, and her ashes were scattered on its top.
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- Mountains.com climbing review with photos
- New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources: Cerro Pedernal
- Summitpost.org: Cerro Pedernal
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From near Coyote, New Mexico, in summer monsoon weather
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