Ascent of Rock of Gibraltar on 2017-11-25
|Date:||Saturday, November 25, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Rock of Gibraltar|
| Elevation:||1398 ft / 426 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDuncan and I made it to O'Hara's Battery and agreed that two summits north, with the high point being the water tank, was slightly but noticeably higher. we were prepared to call it good* at O'Hara's, but in our wanderings north on the roads below the ridge, we stumbled across a path to the Douglas Overlook, from where we ended up being able to scramble south along the summit ridge, sometimes with great exposure, to the water tank and surrounding facility. This is definitely 'off the beaten path', as it were. We topped out quickly, and scrambled back to the more legitimate path. we descended past many Barbary Macaques until we reached Main Street for pints and bangers & mash at the Horseshoe.
Though our time in Gibraltar was short, we found it to be well worth the visit- the peninsula is lush with endemic plant species, and I loved seeing monkeys and geckos. Gibraltar is an ecologically and historically rich area, and I suggest a trip out here to the Rock for anyone who happens to venture through the area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1788 ft / 544 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||1788 ft / 544 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1388 ft / 423 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Loss on way in:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Route:||Mediterranean Steps|
| Start Trailhead:||10 ft / 3 m|
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