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Ascent of La Roca EL Yunque on 2015-08-12

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:La Roca EL Yunque
    Location:Puerto Rico
    Elevation:3379 ft / 1029 m

Ascent Trip Report

I ended up actually doing this twice as there were several tourist trying to find it and I escorted them to the TH from the saddle a second time. It was worth it. I have never caught the weather this fine up there. I could see way out into the ocean and far down the coast lines. The wind was strong and made the humidity tolerable. I got some extra miles and gain with this back and forth but I ran into the same couples I escorted later in the day, and they all thanked me and said it was the best part of their day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:609 ft / 184 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2, and 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Windy, Clear
Beautiful views and windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:469 ft / 142 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 409 ft / 124 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:paved maint road to La Roca trail
    Start Trailhead:Paved saddle between peaks  2970 ft / 905 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:140 ft / 42 m
    Gain on way out:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:La Roca to El Yunque
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Peaks  3379 ft / 1029 m
Ascent Part of Trip: El Yunque #3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Britton2015-08-12 a1467 ft / 447 m
2La Roca EL Yunque2015-08-12 b609 ft / 186 m
3Pico El Yunque2015-08-12 c96 ft / 29 m
4Torre de Los Picachos2015-08-12 d303 ft / 92 m
Total Trip Gain: 2475 ft / 754 m    Total Trip Loss: 2143 ft / 653 m



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