Ascent of Round Mountain on 2012-02-08

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Round Mountain
    Elevation:1020 ft / 310 m

Ascent Trip Report

A drive up.

This whole mountain is presently being developed onto a very ritzy gated community, evidenced by the huge homes, the street names and the already fancy gated entrance on Palazzo Alto Drive.

We approached from the south, Hwy 71/CR620 in the town of Bee Cave. We traveled north on 620 for 4.2 miles to a left on Bella Montagna Circle ( gate as yet) followed by an immediate right. At .3 miles turned left on Palazzo Alto Drive, .19 miles left Piazza Vetta Drive, .15 miles to a dead-end at top of the Hill. Super views.

Water Storage and Pump Station Facility is to one side. I walked to the HP at GPS 30.36111, -97.95636, 40 yards west of the Facility, an old concrete base is still there but not the actual BM.

A driveway has been cut to the summit and they have opened the woods by removing the lower branches of all the trees. Hopefully its reserved for a park and not a house, as of this visit there were only 2 huge homes further down, and only one other under construction near the gated entrance.

Summary Total Data
    Route:a drive up to a ritzy development
    Trailhead:CR 620 to Bella Montagna Circle  

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