Ascent of Chambolo-West Peak on 2018-01-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Adrian Rayner
Pete Ellis
Sean Casserly
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Chambolo-West Peak
    Elevation:7500 ft / 2286 m

Ascent Trip Report

See Sungwi TR.

After Sungwi, we have lunch then return to Viti and turn L. Short delay due to lots of dumped soil blocking the road, quickly resolved when a grader arrives! The Landcruiser is deftly manoeuvred half a mile up a narrow track saving 100m ascent. The hike up from here is lovely, past mud houses and small fields, then a brackeny ascent, crossing a false summit, then passing L of scrubby woodland to reach rocky summit (S4.63007° E38.24383°, 2306m by GPS) above cliffs, with excellent view of the various summit candidates; conclusions as stated above. We head down 2h30 round trip, quite a few villagers collecting water at 'our trailhead'.

Chambolo photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1161 ft / 353 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Trailhead:6339 ft / 1932 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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