Ascent of Cerro San Cristóbal on 2011-01-24
|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 ReportThis 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|
| Gain on way in:||98 ft / 29 m|
| Route:||SW ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Upper station 2753 ft / 839 m|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
| Time:||5 Minutes|
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