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Ascent of Murch Point on 2018-07-15

Climber: Tobias Coetzee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Murch Point
    Location:South Africa
    Elevation:7073 ft / 2155 m

Ascent Trip Report

It took a pretty long time to find the correct farm and contact details for access. Everyone in the area is very friendly and helpful though. Access from the east (road between Nieu-Bethesda and the R398) is no longer possible.
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From the summit (2018-07-15). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1171 ft / 356 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1171 ft / 356 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1171 ft / 356 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
    Start Trailhead:5902 ft / 1798 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1171 ft / 356 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:5902 ft / 1798 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 32 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tobias Coetzee
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Murch Point trig beacon (2018-07-15). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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