Ascent of Iron Crown on 2019-02-17

Climber: Josh Gordon

Date:Sunday, February 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Iron Crown
    Location:South Africa
    Elevation:6975 ft / 2125 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy ascent with direct route up. Not much info available online except the GPS starting point on 9 Peaks website. Rocky route with flowing water sections, where mountain run-off occurs. Not much natural vegetation as it is surrounded by pine plantations. Radio towers litter the top, which is also a slight disappointment. However, the view is absolutely amazing at the top. Took 4x4 track to top after ascent and descent, which was added bonus.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:577 ft / 175 m
    Total Elevation Loss:577 ft / 175 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Good Conditions for Climbing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:577 ft / 175 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:North Ascent
    Start Trailhead:24°00’44.0 S 29°56’47.0 E  6398 ft / 1950 m
    Time:0 Hours 24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:577 ft / 175 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:North Descent
    End Trailhead:24°00’44.0 S 29°56’47.0 E  6398 ft / 1950 m
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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