Ascent of Gua Musang on 2022-06-24

Climber: Deividas Valaitis

Others in Party:Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 24, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gua Musang
    Elevation:820 ft / 249 m

Ascent Trip Report

In the afternoon, we had a lot of time and decided to climb the small hill nearby. We left the hotel directly at 4.877722, 101.9645. We tried to walk over the railway tracks, but it was difficult to get off the platform, so we went around the road. At first, we tried to find the entrance to the cave to the right, closer to the highway, but it was the wrong direction. We went a few hundred meters back to the left, through a slum, and saw the ledger from the photo. great. We found the beginning of the trail. After climbing to the top, we found the entrance to the rock. Rob squeezed through the stones easily. I didn't get between the narrow stones the first time. I had two options. Climb higher, where the gap between the stones will widen slightly, but it is extremely difficult to find a way to climb up in a narrow space. Another method was to lie down and slip through the gap at a lower level. At the bottom, the space between the stones is a few centimeters wider. I tried it, and it worked. Well, I still have to pass it on the way back :). The large cave is impressive. The effect is that the mountain appears hollow. Wandering around the dark caves, we found an exit on the other side of the mountain. Soon we were at the top. The highest point is not far from the flag. good view of the city and approaching rain. We descened  the same path, passing a newly built mosque and stopping for a strange colored but delicious tea. It's a small mountain, but a very interesting and memorable hike.

1h25 up, 0h45 donw, 2h10 roundtrip.

Photos from Gua Musang

This was a self-organized trip. Made with the help of a driver in Indonesia and a few local guides in Malaysia. Due to landslides, all parks in the Perak region in Malaysia were closed, so we substituted them with a few-day peakbagging trip in Indonesia.
P1500 - Gunung Bintang, Muria, Sumbing, Sindoro, Butak, Gunung Tahan
P1000 - Gunung Tapis, Gunung Jerai
P600 - Telomoyo, Western Hill
Other - Puncak Kawah, Gunung Pulai, Gua Musang, Penang Hill, Bukit Lanjan, Bukit Jugra
Attempt - Gunung Chamah, Gunung Hulu Kali
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:515 ft / 156 m
    Total Elevation Loss:515 ft / 156 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Aid Climb
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:515 ft / 156 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:305 ft / 92 m
    Time:1 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:515 ft / 156 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    End Trailhead:305 ft / 92 m
    Time:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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