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Ascent of Mount Saint Leonard on 2016-02-21

Climber: user 1

Others in Party:Pierz N.
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Saint Leonard
    Location:Australia-Victoria
    Elevation:3369 ft / 1026 m

Ascent Trip Report

The shortest route to Mount Saint Leonard is just 2.2km, so we decided to turn our ascent into a longer trip, starting at Wirriwilla Car Park and combining the short summit walk with the Tanglefoot Loop. The first leg of the walk was aptly named, with many strips of bark snagging our feet. The path was also quite in need of a brush cut, with many overhanging tree ferns to duck under, but it was nice enough walking. We emerged from the forest into a dirt road, which we walked along for a short distance before reaching the summit track. This short section to the top was the steepest part of the day, but certainly not difficult. The summit area was dominated by an ugly mobile phone tower, but from the lower viewing platform there were views of the Dandenongs, the Yarra Valley and the distant Melbourne CBD. After a short rest in the shade, we returned to the road and this time took the second and less overgrown half of the Tanglefoot Loop. The going was all downhill and very quick back to the carpark.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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