Ascent of Puig Campana on 2012-12-08

Climber: Brian Lund

Date:Saturday, December 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puig Campana
    Elevation:4619 ft / 1407 m

Ascent Trip Report

Having NO MAP(!) I drove by instinct to find a parking spot closest to the summit and trying to find a way up. I found a place to park north of the summit, but also north of the valley to the east of "Coll del pouet".

I started walking uphill at about 9:20 but after about 45 minutes I realised I was actually walking away from the peak of Puig so I turned around and started looking for paths going in the right direction. This resulted in a detour of about 3.4 km!

On my way back I managed to spot a stone with a path marking (paint dot) on it and decided to try and follow it! This took me into the valley and then towards the peak. After following this path for a bit I found one of the main trails leading in the right direction.

After about half an hour I made it to the refuge and about 15 minutes later I was at Col del Pouet. On my way further up I made a short detour at the ruins (Pou de neu) to log a geocache and then further towards the summit. On the steep part before you can see the summit the markings were hard to find and somewhere I got off the track and had to climb a bit over some rocks, and suddenly I was at the flat part below the summit (and back on track)! At about 13:00 I was on the summit!

After little over an hours break, looking for geocaches, eating, enjoying the view and taking pictures, I made my way back down. No detours this time, only making a short break at Coll del Pouet my way back down was a lot faster!

Nice and easy peak, recommended!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3241 ft / 987 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3241 ft / 986 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny, around 20°C at the coast, maybe 10°C at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3044 ft / 927 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2716 ft / 827 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m
    Loss on way in:328 ft / 99 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Detour, the valley, refugio Jose M. Vera, Coll del
    Start Trailhead:1903 ft / 580 m
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2913 ft / 887 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2716 ft / 827 m; Extra: 197 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:197 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.5 km
    Route:Coll del pouet, refuge, valley (no detours)
    End Trailhead:1903 ft / 580 m
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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