Ascent of Cerro Bola on 2012-04-16

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Bola
    Elevation:1279 m / 4199 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Hike stats:
5.38 mi, 2h 35 min moving time, 35 min stopped, 2.1mph moving avg

I followed Adam Helman's trip report from 2009 without any problems.

The road is 6.7 miles from pavement to a new cement helicopter pad where I parked the Yaris. If driven carefully, a passenger car can make it up here - not advisable after a storm though. While hiking, I saw a pickup truck drive up to the antenna array on the NE summit. The same pickup headed down while I was driving down. I allowed it to pass my slower-moving Yaris and I was surprised to see that it was from Channel 13 in San Diego. The beginning and end of the hike was on an old road - nice. The rest was cross country through the bushes which mostly remained no higher than my knees. Only the lower sections of the NE ridge were all that bad. A barbed wire fence must be crossed to summit and again on return - easy. Bushwhacking through chaparral sucks by the way...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:504 m / 1656 ft
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:504 m / 1656 ft
    Extra Loss:304 m / 1000 ft
    Route:NE Ridge
    Trailhead:1079 m / 3543 ft
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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