Ascent of Karang on 2020-03-16

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Monday, March 16, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5833 ft / 1777 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two days after Merbabu and Telomoyo.

From NE, Kaduengang, good trail, sometimes muddy with occasional rooty scrambling. 3hr30 round trip.

2h15 drive from Jakarta (BSD on west side), I hired a car and driver for the day (Rental Mobil Lepas Kunci, driver Sabto speaks some English), on arrival ushered into small parking spot (S6.26167° E106.07183°, Kaduengang), small fee. Up thru terraced fields, a crucial L turn (S6.26260° E106.06468°), past Pos 2 & 3 and into forest, atmospheric with a little mist rising. False summit then L and 15m drop before final ascent, natural highpoint a rooty outcrop (S6.26858° E106.04901°, 1787m) close to summit sign fixed to tree. Several friendly groups ascending as I head down, I'm stopped for a couple of selfies with locals.

Gunung Karang photos

Back to Jakarta, tasty Indonesian meal en route (another selfie), rain starting after midday. Reassessing coronavirus situation I decide to try for the remaining 4 west Java ultras, extending the car and driver hire to the end of the week and starting with Ciremai.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3109 ft / 947 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3109 ft / 947 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:2724 ft / 830 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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