Ascent of Penyagolosa on 2014-10-15

Climber: Susan Mackenzie

Others in Party:Stuart Mackenzie
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:5955 ft / 1815 m

Ascent Trip Report

Head South from the carpark for about 2.5km ascending steadily. Keep right when two tracks go off to the left on a col. In 250m you leave the wide track for a path which zigzags steeply to the summit and leaves the tree line behind. The summit is an amazing view point used by the forest service as a manned fire watch point from Spring to the middle of October. We saw a family of 3 chamois near the summit and discovered the geocache on our way to the west summit.
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The west top from the actual summit of Penyagolosa (2014-10-15). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1812 ft / 552 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Route:signed forest track then steep path
    Trailhead:Sant Joan de Penyagolosa  4183 ft / 1274 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 

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