Ascent of Cerro de Punta on 2014-03-02

Climber: Jens Midthun

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cerro de Punta
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:4390 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

I spent the morning driving across the island from the north coast. The roads got very thin and windy and I lost cell reception so the GPS wasn't really working. Once I got south of the main range the route straightened out and I was able to find the trailhead just off the side of the highway. There is a one-lane, paved road that could be possible by car but it is quite steep and the surrounding jungle is encroaching on it. I left the car behind and walked up the path.

It took less than a half hour to walk the steep, paved road that wound around the peak. I passed by some radio towers before climbing the stairs to a small monument, indicating Puerto Rico's highpoint. From there I could see both the north and south coasts of the island.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:670 ft / 204 m
    Trailhead:Side of Highway  3720 ft / 1133 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jens Midthun
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