Ascent of Cerro San Cristóbal on 2011-01-24

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Adam Walker
Date:Monday, January 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Train
Peak:Cerro San Cristóbal
    Elevation:2851 ft / 868 m

Ascent Trip Report

This summit is close to downtown Santiago, easily recognised by its large white Madonna statue, and easily ascended by funicular railway.

We bought tickets and took the 5 minute ride to the top station. From here, easy paths and steps ascend the remaining 30m or so to the statue. YDS 1

However, it is apparent on reaching the statue, that the highest natural ground is an outcrop some 50m NE, around the base of a comms mast. The keen peakbagger may therefore wish to scramble over the railings (YDS 3) during a lull in tourist traffic and make sure of the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:98 ft / 29 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:98 ft / 29 m
    Route:SW ridge
    Start Trailhead:Upper station  2753 ft / 839 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes

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