It certainly was Mercedario which had tempted us to go here, but the seven river crossings and my bruised shinbone had inspired me so much respect that I did not have particular desire in fording the river an eighth time to get to the other side where the mountain was. Besides this we constantly could hear rockfall from the mountain on the other side of the river, so just getting to the base of Mercedario could very well be a whole expedition in itself.