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Ascent of Torre de Los Picachos on 2010-12-06

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Monday, December 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Torre de Los Picachos
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:967 m / 3175 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Third potential peak to climb along the ridges and subpeaks of El Yunque all accessible by trail clearly marked by the US Forest Service. The 2 subpeaks in the area, Los Picachos and La Roca are in my opinion the best views in the area and have far less intrusive materials than the higher main peak Pico EL Yunque. See trip reports for those peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:18 m / 60 ft
    Elevation Loss:344 m / 1130 ft
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi
    Grade/Class:1 and steep steps
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
storms building high humidity 80F clear to cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:18 m / 60 ft
    Distance:0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Route:Trail to Los Picachos
    Trailhead:saddle between peaks  949 m / 3115 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:344 m / 1130 ft
    Distance:4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Route:same then El Yunque to Ciamitillo
    Trailhead:parking at Caimitillo  623 m / 2045 ft
Ascent Part of Trip: El Yunque

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Pico El Yunque2010-12-06 c
2La Roca EL Yunque2010-12-06 d
3Torre de Los Picachos2010-12-06 e



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