Ascent to Volcán Mombacho-(Info only - not attempted) in 2017-01
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Volcán Mombacho - (Info only - not attempted)|
| Elevation:||0 ft / 0 m|
Ascent Trip Report(Info only). Generally stated to be 1345m. Unclear whether highest summit is reachable so we passed it by. Some info:
Lonely Planet: open Fri Sat Sun (other days for groups of 10+). Take any Nandaime bus from Granada and ask to be let off at entrance. Then steep 2km road walk, then can get jeep. Organised tour from Granada $25 incl transport. 3 trails, tbc whether any reach the highest (farthest east) summit but seems unlikely. Longest is Tigrillo, visits 2 overlooks, mandatory guide.
Puma drives to 1150m summit then a 5.5m 3-4hr hike. Apparently doesn't reach the highest summit: "The stratovolcano reaches a modest altitude of 1,344 meters (4,409 feet) at its highest point, which is not reachable because of a 90-degree gradient toward the peak." - http://www.ticotimes.net/travel/2015/06/mombacho-volcano-hiking-el-puma-trail-in-search-of-big-cats/
Viewed from main road to west (Panamerican) the south peak is wrong side of a serious looking crater rim.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4413 ft / 1345 m|
| Gain on way in:||4413 ft / 1345 m|
| Start Trailhead:||-4413 ft / -1345 m|
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