Ascent of Moncayo on 2020-02-24

Climber: Richard Mclellan

Others in Party:Denise Mclellan
Date:Monday, February 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Elevation:7592 ft / 2314 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the car park we continue up the dirt track to the Refugio and then take path on the right which scrambles up over slabs to join path coming in from left (which we could probably have joined the start of had we have followed the main track a little further) Good path continues through pine forest, into valley and then up the NE ridge of Cerro de San Juan arriving on ridge at large cairn just E of high point. Wide track continues NW to summit of Moncayo with various shrines and horseshoe shelters of stones. Very fine views including the snow capped Pyrenees, clear skies, sunshine and a fresh SW wind. Descend the W shoulder soon picking up a path down to the col. From the col we follow a thin path N down valley to prominent cairn at N41.79329deg,W001.85172deg which marks the start of traversing path around N side of Moncayo back to car park.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2601 ft / 791 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2601 ft / 791 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Unusually little snow for time of year.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2503 ft / 762 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2421 ft / 738 m; Extra: 82 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:82 ft / 24 m
    Route:Cerro de San Juan NE ridge
    Start Trailhead:End of public road on NE side  5171 ft / 1576 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2519 ft / 767 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2421 ft / 738 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Gain on way out:98 ft / 29 m
    Route:W shoulder
    End Trailhead:End of public road on NE side  5171 ft / 1576 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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