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Ascent of Puig Mayor on 2019-02-27

Climber: Ken Whyte

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puig Mayor
    Location:Spain
    Elevation:4711 ft / 1435 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from just S of Coll de Cal Reis on Ma 2141 took path to Bini Gran as far as the bottom of the Coma Des Ribell where a faint cairned path roughly follows the dry watercourse and climbs right up to the last corner of the military road without crossing any physical barriers.
My goal was actually Torrella 1415m which I thought I could reach by traversing under the Radar station from here but I aborted that plan and decided to walk up the military road until challenged amazingly reaching about 10m from the first summit building when a vehicle went past then reversed back to ask what I was doing there !
I was told to return the way I came so off they went and I started to take photos and immediately another vehicle came from the building and made me delete all the summit photos I took then offered a lift back down the military road which I declined as I would have been miles from my car which was ok so long as I descended the N side.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3234 ft / 984 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3234 ft / 984 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2906 ft / 885 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2578 ft / 785 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m
    Loss on way in:328 ft / 99 m
    Route:Coma Des Ribell
    Start Trailhead:Coll de Cal Reis  2133 ft / 650 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2906 ft / 885 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2578 ft / 785 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m
    Gain on way out:328 ft / 99 m
    Route:Coma Des Ribell
    End Trailhead:Coll de Cal Reis   2133 ft / 650 m
    Time:2 Hours 



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