Ascent of Pico Malpaso on 2007-03-11

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Brent Lynam
Bob Packard
Date:Sunday, March 11, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Malpaso
    Elevation:4928 ft / 1502 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pico de Malpaso, 1501m, P1501m

Map: Freytag & Berndt - Isla Hierro 1:30,000

Stats: 100mH, 1+0.5km

Time: start 16:00, ascent 0:20, descent 0:10.

Start: from dirt road to S, driveable, Elev 1400m

Route: wide zigzag dirt road to summit, probably driveable, at least part way.

Difficulties: none.

Triangulation point: typical cylindrical column, with three locating grooves on top face, on tall square plinth with ladder on N face. S face has rivet inscribed with N. G. U. 603. S face also has an elliptical scar where standard metal plaque apparently used to be.

Notes: Island highpoint of El Hierro. Canary pines on slopes, summit sparsely vegetated, mast, cairn, sign close to summit declaring “Malpaso 1500m”. Small rock outcrop beside trig pillar appears to be highest point. Dense haze, no view. 4 Raven, 3 Berthelot’s Pipit, Sheep, Swifts (assume Plain Swift)

Climbed during a 1 week package holiday from the UK, during which we also visited the HPs of Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:335 ft / 102 m
    Total Elevation Loss:335 ft / 102 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:335 ft / 102 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Dirt road from south
    Start Trailhead:Dirt road S of summit  4593 ft / 1399 m
    Time:0 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:335 ft / 102 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Direct line south
    End Trailhead:Dirt road S of summit  4593 ft / 1399 m
    Time:0 Hours 10 Minutes

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