Pico Caobal Trip Report (#21708)
- Signed By: Eloy G. Boulton
- Date submitted: July 06, 2009
- Date(s) climbed: june 14th, 2009
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
First part, from the town of Yagua, is a dirt road where a four wheel drive car is necessary, unless you like to walk under a very hot tropical sun. Starting at 1150 m., it's a nice and comfortable, but sunny, climb through a narrow trail, up to 1400 m. From there on it becomes steeper up to 1600 m. At this altitude the climb proceeds into the cloud forest, which gets denser up to the very top. It is necessary the use of the machete in the heavier parts of the forest.
The summit is ample and big enough for a group. I left a small aluminum id. plate, hanged to a branch of a tree.
The round up climb can be done from 8 to 10 hours. There are 2 water spots between Yagua and the point where the trail begins.
This is a beautiful and solitary climb, with magnificent panoramic views, mostly unknown.