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Ascent of Jamanota on 2021-04-29

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 29, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jamanota
    Location:Aruba
    Elevation:617 ft / 188 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at the standard parking area off the paved road just past the visitor center and there are signs to the gold mine and the peak. We took the Masiduri Trail south and up to the gold site hill got turned around and headed back south then east on the Masiduri Trail intersecting the maintenance road that takes you to the summit.

There is a large white locked gate preventing you to the summit for an easy nabbing. Those that say it is an easy bypass are crazy. Every known thorny plant ever evolved is the bushwhack and it is not pleasant to from here. The summit has a tower and fence and a lot of concrete. Good luck at what is exactly the natural highest point. If you go past the fence prepare to be stuck with spines.

There is a grassy slope just NE of the summit with less cacti and other prickly obstructions but no clear path but one can get to the rocks at the fence. The best route is the road but you have to get to the road around the fence and that path is very sticky.

A disappointing way to get a country high point nobody described it well making me wonder how many logging the country high point have actually gone around the gate or was the gate open in the past?

Took the maintenance road all the way down was a bit faster
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:610 ft / 185 m
    Total Elevation Loss:325 ft / 98 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:455 ft / 138 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 285 ft / 87 m; Extra: 170 ft / 51m
    Loss on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Parking area at TH to Jamanota  332 ft / 101 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:155 ft / 47 m
    Gain on way out:155 ft / 47 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Aruba

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Hooiberg2021-04-28431 ft / 131 m
2Jamanota2021-04-29 a610 ft / 186 m
3Sero Arikok2021-04-29 b430 ft / 131 m
4Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Point2021-04-29 c71 ft / 22 m
10California Lighthouse Point2021-04-30 a206 ft / 63 m
11Alta Vista2021-04-30 b107 ft / 33 m
15Hooiberg2021-05-01 a516 ft / 157 m
16Concha Point2021-05-01 b420 ft / 128 m
30Urataka point2021-05-02 a104 ft / 32 m
31Hooiberg2021-05-02 b443 ft / 135 m
Total Trip Gain: 3338 ft / 1018 m    Total Trip Loss: 1221 ft / 372 m



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