Ascent of Pico Malpaso on 2007-03-11
|Others in Party:||Brent Lynam|
|Date:||Sunday, March 11, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4928 ft / 1502 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPico 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.
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|
| 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|
| 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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