Ascent of Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes on 2015-11-11

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Duane Gilliland
Rob Woodall -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Laura Newman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes
    Elevation:6401 ft / 1951 m

Ascent Trip Report

Do not follow our ascent route - brush hell! I had to machete a path through a lot of prickly stuff for quite a while - horrible! Follow the descent route and Rob Woodall's excellent trip report. Also, if you encounter park rangers on the road, tell them you are just driving the road and taking pictures. Do not tell them you are climbing the peak. Apparently a guide and permit are required, obtainable at some kind of office off Hwy 1 near kilometer-post 32. I dutifully listened to the information from the rangers and pretended that we would go there. Then we slept and started hiking before first light to ensure that they wouldn't return for us. No issues with that! The register is surprisingly full of names, most of whom did not use a guide...

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4695 ft / 1431 m
    Total Elevation Loss:66 ft / 20 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4695 ft / 1431 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4629 ft / 1411 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:1772 ft / 540 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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