Ascent of Torre de Los Picachos on 2010-12-06

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Monday, December 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Torre de Los Picachos
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:3175 ft / 967 m

Ascent Trip Report

Third potential peak to climb along the ridges and subpeaks of El Yunque all accessible by trail clearly marked by the US Forest Service. The 2 subpeaks in the area, Los Picachos and La Roca are in my opinion the best views in the area and have far less intrusive materials than the higher main peak Pico EL Yunque. See trip reports for those peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1130 ft / 344 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1 and steep steps
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
storms building high humidity 80F clear to cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Trail to Los Picachos
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  3115 ft / 949 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1130 ft / 344 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:same then El Yunque to Ciamitillo
    End Trailhead:parking at Caimitillo  2045 ft / 623 m
Ascent Part of Trip: El Yunque

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pico El Yunque2010-12-06 c1470 ft / 448 m
2La Roca EL Yunque2010-12-06 d34 ft / 10 m
3Torre de Los Picachos2010-12-06 e60 ft / 18 m
Total Trip Gain: 1564 ft / 476 m    Total Trip Loss: 1564 ft / 477 m

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