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Ascent of Garajonay on 2007-03-15

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Brent Lynam
Bob Packard
Date:Thursday, March 15, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Garajonay
    Location:Spain
    Elevation:4879 ft / 1487 m

Ascent Trip Report

Alta de Garajonay, 1487m, P1487

Map: Freytag & Berndt - La Gomera 1:35,000

Stats: 165mH, 1.4 + 1.4km

Time: approx 0:40 round trip

Start: from NE, car park. Elev c.1320m

Route: choice of jeep track or narrower path, both signposted.

Difficulties: none.

Trig point: standard cylindrical pillar, surrounded by upright rock slabs, no plinth visible. Top face of pillar has three instrument locating metal grooves, and small unlettered rivet.

Notes: Island highpoint of La Gomera. Warm and sunny, hazy view. Middle of large area of Laurel forest, but no Laurel Pigeons found all day.

Climbed during a 1 week package holiday from the UK, during which we also visited the HPs of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Palma.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:548 ft / 167 m
    Total Elevation Loss:548 ft / 167 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:548 ft / 167 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:From northeast
    Start Trailhead:Car park to NE  4331 ft / 1320 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:548 ft / 167 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:(reverse of ascent)
    End Trailhead:Car park to NE  4331 ft / 1320 m



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