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JANUARY 14

Mt. Sipit Ulang Beginner Year Starter Climb

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Maria Anna

Details Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal LLA: 14°45′20.7′′ N, 121°10′38.2′ 252 MASL (+210m) Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3.5 hours Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 (Paniki Trail), Trail class 1-4 with limestone scrambling Features: Limestone formations, scenic views of Wawa BACKGROUND Yet another hiking destination in Rodriguez, Rizal is Mt. Sipit Ulang in Brgy. Mascap. This mountain, which literally means “crab’s claw”, is named after the claw-like rock formation at its pinnacle. Like many of the newly-discovered mountains in Rizal, Mt. Sipit Ulang features limestone trails and spectacular scenery at the top. The mountain has two trails. The premiere – and relatively new – trail is called the Paniki Trail, named after the bats that dwell inside the cavernous structures under its rock formations. This very rocky trail features cave-like passages which require a bit of scrambling and some acrobatics on the part of the hiker, but is surprisingly well-conceived, with a ladder in tow in one of its most exciting parts. This is our recommended ascending trail, taking 2-3 hours to reach the top. At the summit, the highlight is a view of the three rocky mountains of Wawa: Hapunang Banoi, Pamitinan, and Binacayan. Mt. Ayaas looks more proximate – there is actually a trail from Brgy. Mascap that goes to Mt. Ayaas! So it is very possible to do Sipit Ulang first, Ayaas next, then traverse to Wawa to do its three mountains the next day for a five-mountain weekend! A much easier trail is the Banayad (Easy) Trail, a shorter route which avoids the rocky parts and goes straight to the summit. A traverse, going up Paniki and descending down the Banayad Trail, is recommended. Sidetrip possibilities include a visit to the multi-level Payaran Falls, while guides speak of many other outdoor destinations waiting to be discovered.

START Sun January 14, 2018 02:00 AM

END Sun January 14, 2018 06:00 PM

MEETING PLACE McDonald's, United St. Cor Edsa, Mandaluyong, 1800 Metro Manila, Philippines

PRICE ₱850.00/ Person

REQUIRED DOWNPAYMENT ₱600.00/ Person

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS WHAT TO BRING
Mountain Payaran Falls Flash light
Payaran Waterfalls Guide Fee Gloves
Environmental fee Sunblock
Registration fee Personal Medicine
Private RT Van Cap or scarf
Extra Clothes
Trail Food or Snacks
Packed Lunch
2 liters water
insect repellent
poncho / rain coat
gloves

ITINERARY

Day 1
Itinerary: 0200 Meetup 0230 ETD to Montalban 0500 ETA Brgy Mascap. Register 0530 Start Trekking (via Paniki trail) 0900 ETA Summit 1000 ETD to Payara falls, Lunch at Payaran falls, Bonding 1200 Descent (via Banayad Trail) 1400 ETA jump Off, Wash Up / Tidy up 1600 Uwi uwi din Teh