Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mt. Maculot/Rockies (706+) and Rockies-Summit-Grotto Traverse (930+)


MT. MACULOT
Cuenca, Batangas
Major Jumpoff: Mountaineer's Store, Brgy. 7 "Siete", Cuenca
Exit point (traverse): Brgy 5 (to Grotto), Cuenca
LLA: 13°55 N; 121°2 E; 706 MASL (Rockies) / 930 MASL (summit)
Days required / Hours to Rockies / summit : 1 day / 1-2 hr / 2-4 hr
Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 (Rockies); 4/9 (Traverse) Trail class 1-3.
Features: Scenic views of Taal Lake, rock formations, forests
Posting date: August 9, 2007
Last updated: February 8, 2014

LATEST UPDATES
As of February 2013, the trail to the Rockies was closed and a new one was opened. This new trail is well marked by white arrows and signs. The difficulty and distance of the new trail is practically the same as the old one, thus no changes in the itinerary will be made.

BACKGROUND
Mt. Maculot is one of the most popular daytrip destinations. It is so popular that on weekends and summer months, there is a sari-sari store, dubbed '7-11' at the campsite. This mountain, at the heart of Batangas, is known as a landmark for locals and travelers alike; it is easily identifiable because of its abruptly terminating east side - forming a cliff that is challenging for rock climbers and breathtaking to everybody else. Others describe the shape of the mountain as 'igloo-like'.

At 930 MASL, the mountain has three destinations: the famous Rockies (706m), the summit (930m) and the Grotto (510m). These can all be covered by a traverse dayhike, but most climbers head to the Rockies, which is the reason why Maculot is the paragon of an easy hike. Only 5% of hikers pursue the traverse, but we hope more people will explore the "forested side" of the mountain.

It is understandable, though, that the Rockies is Maculot's most powerful draw. This rocky formation stands beside Taal Lake, creating a scenic view, encompassing the whole of Taal Lake including the world-famous Taal volcano; as well the plains of Batangas. From a distance looms, on opposite sides, Mt. Makiling and the Tagaytay Highlands. If you follow Batangas Bay to the South you can see Maricaban Island, and beyond that, Mindoro's Mt. Halcon. The climbing time is variable; experienced climbers can reach the Rockies in less than an hour, but on a more relaxed pace, one could take up to two or three hours. Being a very popular trail, some entrepreneurial locals would sell drinks, like buko juice, at the rest stops along the trail, which is somewhat steep.

Moreover, there is a big store, dubbed '7-11' at the campsite which marks the end of the initial trail: this store offers everything from hard drinks to halo-halo and is open on weekends and peak season days during Holy Week etc. The campsite has space for 20 tents or more, but if you are a seeker of peace and quiet on a mountain on weekends, this is probably one of the worst places to camp in, being full of people, some of whom can get rowdy and noisy well into the night, talking and drinking. On weekdays, though, Maculot is very pleasant and quiet. Also, because of its popularity, Maculot has historically been dubbed one of the mountains with the dirtiest trails and campsites - a notoriety that has since been improved by clean-up climbs and an increasingly responsible hiking culture; nonetheless, garbage remains a big problem, and has diminished the beauty of the mountain.

Arriving at the campsite coming from the jumpoff, there are two trails, the left one leads to the Rockies, five minutes away; the right one leads to the summit, which is visible and prominent the campsite. For adventure seekers wishing to maximize a day or two of hiking, Maculot has plenty to offer beyond the Rockies. From the campsite, one can continue to the peak (930 MASL) and the Grotto on the other side of the mountain.

The trail to the summit, and past it, is mostly forested, and lends a different flavor from the usual Maculot trail. Some parts of the trail may be overgrown but is not difficult to follow through the long-established trail. It takes about an hour or so to reach the summit from the Rockies, and there, 930 MASL - the second highest point in Batangas - one can see the Rockies partially surrounded by the waters of Taal Lake; and Taal Volcano too visible and you can take a peek of the Crater Lake itself.

From the very summit of Maculot, there are two trails: one that follows the trail of origin, and another than goes down right from the summit, which is also the right side of the summit, when you're turning your back from the Rockies. Follow this trail, which gets quite steep (and there are some roped segments). The forest ends where the Grotto emerges, and from the Grotto, there are stations of the cross that follow you until you reach the end of the trail. The traverse, like the regular climb, is a relatively straightforward climb, and is doable for reasonably fit individuals.

Either way - as a traverse or as a regular climb - Mt. Maculot is a very nice climb, and its popularity is understandable. This is one of our highly recommended dayhikes from Manila!

Note: This mountain can be combined with Manabu Peak for a twin dayhike. Check out the Twin Dayhikes page for more information!

ITINERARIES

ROCKIES
0600 Board Lemery-bound bus from Buendia or Cubao (~P130)
0900 ETA Cuenca Poblacion - Highway. Walk or take trike to jump-off.
0930 start trek
1115 arrive at campsite, head to Rockies
1130 at Rockies; take pictures
1200 return to campsite for lunch
1230 start descent
1400 back at jump-off; tidy up then head back to the highway from Manila-bound bus.

TRAVERSE (Rockies-Summit-Grotto)
0500 Board Lemery-bound bus from Buendia or Cubao (~P130)
0800 ETA Cuenca Muncipal Hall. Walk or take trike to jump-off. Pay P10 registration fee.
0830 start trek
1000 arrive at campsite, head to Rockies
1010 at Rockies; take pictures
1110 Leave for the summit
1230 ETA Summit of Mt. Maculot. Lunch
1300 Start descent to Grotto
1430 Arrival at Grotto. Rest.
1445 Resume descent.
1600 Arrival at exit point.

GROTTO
0600 Board Lemery-bound bus from Buendia or Cubao (~P130)
0900 ETA Cuenca Poblacion - Highway. Take trike to "Grotto at Brgy. 5"
0930 Registration / Start trek
1100 Arrival at Grotto. Explore the area / Lunch
1145 Start descent.
1300 Arrival at exit point.


PRACTICALITIES: MT. MACULOT
Transportation
Lemery-bound bus from bus terminals in Cubao (MRT3: Cubao; LRT2: Cubao) or Buendia (LRT1: Gil Puyat) [150-160; 2.5 hours]. Alternatively, one can take a bus to Lipa then take a jeepney to Cuenca (P28). Ask the bus or jeep to drop you off at Poblacion (town center) along the highway. From there, you can either walk to the jumpoff or take a tricycle [15/person]. The tricycle will detour you to the Barangay Outpost.
Registration
Logbook at barangay outpost. Total fees per hiker: P10 
Available upon request from barangay outpost or 'Mountaineer's Store': No fixed fees but recommended fee is at least P300 per day. As of 2013, kids along the initial leg of the trail have also begun offering themselves as guides.
(1) Barangay Outpost - +639103172853
(2) Cuenca Police Station - (043) 342-9952
Campsites
Wide campsite 5 minutes away from Rockies
Water sources
None 
Cellphone signal
Present throughout the trail
River crossings
None
Roped segments
None
None
None
Rattan
None
Hiking notes 
Although taking less than 10 minutes, the trail from the campsite to the Rockies is very steep. Beginners must be assisted during this leg of the trip. There is a brief portion where you need to scramble up the rocks, some of which may hit you on the head if you are not careful during the ascent. 
Sidetrip
Twin dayhike with Manabu Peak  (see itinerary here)
Alternate trails
Traverse via Grotto (though sometimes this is officially closed)
Yes (2-3 hours to summit; 1.5-2 hours down)
600-900

ADDITIONAL CONCERNS

Private transportation. Take SLEX, then Star Tollway, take the Lipa exit and head towards Cuenca via the highway to the left. Turn right on a fork, and go straight to Cuenca Poblacion. Turn right upon reaching the market area; it is easy to ask around for where the Mountaineer's Store is. Take note that there are two jumpoffs, one for the Rockies and one for the Grotto. There is some parking spaces near the Mountaineer's Store and you can also bring your vehicle through the first kilometer of the trail. As of 2013, there have been parking spaces (for a fee) installed by the locals up to the very end of the cement road.

Security concerns. Mt. Maculot is generally safe, and in the past years, we've had no reports of any untoward incident involving hikers. However, since it is a popular place, there are a lot of campsite in the campsites so caution is advised.

Environmental concerns. Mt. Maculot is one of the most popular mountains in the whole Philippines, and as such it has been grossly commercialized. To reduce impact on this mountain, PinoyMountaineer suggests avoiding camping in the weekends, or minimizing group number to 15, and whenever possible, bringing down trash from the campsite. Moreover, PinoyMountaineer does not advice hikers to buy refreshments from stalls on the trails, as this would encourage further commercial activities on the mountain itself.

MT. MACULOT PICTURES
The aerial view of Mt. Maculot shows its spatial relationship to Taal Lake. (March 2012)


The scenic view at Mt. Maculot's Rockies is the mountain's most spectacular attraction. This picture was taken in February 2007.

It's me again! Same spot, same blogger, November 2011.


At the Rockies, with Ms. Agot Isidro (Feb 2012)

Views from the summit of Maculot include Taal Volcano and a glimpse of the Crater Lake within.

There are some roped segments on the descent, but this part of the trail is much easier than it looks!

The summit of Maculot, as viewed from the Grotto. From here, the exit point is just 30-40 minutes away.

TRIVIA
Batangas folk continue to tell their children that if they don't comb their hair before they sleep, "the kuto (head louse) will take them to Mt. Maculot!". Another variation of this anecdote claims that there's a giant louse that lives in Maculot. It is also said that curly-haired aborigines (Aetas) once lived in this mountain, hence it was named Maculot from "kulot", meaning curly.

There are only a few cases of hiking-related accidents in Mt. Maculot. One, involving a girl climber, was a case of falling from the Rockies in the 1990s.

Although less than 1000 MASL, Mt. Maculot can actually be seen from Puerto Galera and parts of Northern Mindoro.

As of February 2013, the blogger has climbed Mt. Maculot ten times: 1999, 2007, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 twice, and 2013. The latest seven of these hikes were narrated in Hiking matters.

Hiking matters #327: The new trail of Mt. Maculot (to be posted)

WEATHER OUTLOOK: CUENCA, BATANGAS

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Anonymous said...

there are concerns regarding the safety of campers at maculot. a mountaineer friend of mine does'nt want to return there anymore because the last time they climbed it, some of the tents were opened and took their things and money using "itak" as a weapon...

gideon said...

several groups i know have climbed maculot this year without a glitch. still, the usual precautions must be done. and perhaps if these cases can be documented we can report them to the cuenca police.

Anonymous said...

good evening sir gideon,

just arrived from Mt. Maculot. We did the traverse, Rockies first, summit, then the Grotto. It is the easier route, i think.

the camp by the rockies was safe. another group was so noisy til dawn, so medyo disturbing. the garbage in the mountains left by, sad to say, mountaineers are piling up. A clean up climb may be organized soon.

lloyd

gideon said...

hi lloyd, thanks for the update. i should put up an IT for a maculot trav also... i've done it only once and i was in high school pa!

in the past there have been clean up climbs sa maculot and it is not surprising that it's a favorite clean up site, given the volume of garbage. let us know if there are efforts to organize another climb so we can invite participants through the site.

cheers,

gid

domengzhu said...

tambayan q 2 sa totoo lang(nxt 2 famy)nung d pa sila crowded
balik aq d2 2010
namimiz q na nga mga locals d2 lalu na puso family(vendor sa camp)ska sila lando,rose(rival vendor)

information lang:
when I first climb this mountain(back to 1997)ganda pa kahit may tindahan na..water source no problem..d q lang alam ngaun..kz last punta q d2 ng holy week 2001 may nagsasabon sa bukal,ang "patak2x"water source tuyot na na pinaliliguan namin dati,at dmi pa nang yari...
sunog rockies,sapi issue,nakaw issue,ska ung rescue nung nalaglag sa bangin from summit side(it comes to helicopter rescue,andun kami,may rescue namang dumating nung una d q alam qng pasikat..as a jump master,they dont even know how long their rope is,sinamahan ng mga locals na abay ewan...basta yun na yun...(chismis)

ShiirManz said...

It's my first climb in Maculot..The view was very stunning..I was there two times just to shoot the captivating view of sunset..
Click here for more photos:
http://shiirmanz.multiply.com/photos/album/99/Makulot_PhotoAdventure
http://shiirmanz.multiply.com/photos/album/97/ShiirManz_Learns_To_PhotoStitch

Sana makakasama ako sa mahilig umakyat ng bundok..Gusto ko maexplore mountain peaks and take panoramic photographs..

John said...

As a trivia... Sir, what about the story that the Rockies in Mt. Maculot was where Chuck Norris swung in the movie The Delta Force? Hehehe

gideon said...

@domeng: it's amazing na tlgang kilalang kilala mo ang mga tao sa bundok! you're a certified veteran!

@john: these tales of movies being filmed in maculot are, as far as i know, baseless. yet rumors are spread by the locals.

i was 13 when i first climbed maculot, and i remember our guide telling us that one of stallone's films were shot there as well!

jacks said...

i first heard mt. maculot in Pugad baboy series :)

i learned a lot from this site! i'm a beginner hiker and hope to join other groups and future climbs as well.

gideon said...

@jacks: pugad baboy? thats interesting. i wonder how maculot was mentioned there..

Anonymous said...

dont just exchange words and chitchat....start acting,try to do something to preserve mt. maculot and not only this and also the other ones out there...

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been in Mt. Maculot 3 years ago... that was my first climb and i can say that God is great to let us see how beautiful nature was.. That's why im so disappointed when i saw what happened to the mountain.. To those who don't know the rules of a climber.. "Kill nothing but tym, take nothing but pictures and Leave nothin but Memories" and as well to those who don't know how to respect nature..'cmon guys WAKE UP!!! this is all we have..

Anonymous said...

Hello! Ive been in Mt. Maculot 3 years ago... that was my first climb and i can say that God is great to let us see how beautiful nature was.. That's why im so disappointed when i saw what happened to the mountain.. To those who don't know the rules of a climber.. "Kill nothing but tym, take nothing but pictures and Leave nothin but Memories" and as well to those who don't know how to respect nature..'cmon guys WAKE UP!!! this is all we have..

Claire

Anonymous said...

hehe, nakapunta na din kami dyan last July, 2008, nagpunta din kami sa rockies. grabe sa campsite, sobranglakas ng hangin at ang lamig kala mo lagi eh may bagyong parating. tapos pagbaba dumerecho kami sa tinatawag nilang one-five (1,500 steps down) papunta sa lake ng taal to refresh (pero di ako naligo dun, medyo off kase ang tubig tabang..) but for the adventure it's one great deal! :)

and oops by the way, ang mahal ng 1.5 L na coke (nearly P80.00)

kelan next climb niyo?? sama kami!! 09162132796. tristan, 25.

Anonymous said...

hey guyz and gals,,, sino pwedeng ma-interview sa inyo?.. sorry sa abala, but we badly need your help for our thesis... sana mabasa nyo to,at mabigyan nyo kami ng konting time for this matter.... thank u guyz.... God bless u all....
--senver clarito--

Ernest said...

hi senver... regarding what ba ung thesis niyo. im interested. send me a message. ernesto.guillermo@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

sir gid..
safe po ba ang trail d2??..
wala po bang ligaw?.
and kung magkano po kaya ang pedeng maging estimated budget d2?..
salamat po sir un lng! -fred

bugsbundokero said...

sir gideon sa cubao anung bus company ung may byaheng lemery??

up ko lang yung questions ni fred
safe po ba ang trail d2??..
wala po bang ligaw?.
and kung magkano po kaya ang pedeng maging estimated budget d2?..

salamat sir gideon

jmazarerdo said...

Ang alam ko may mga bus dun sa Ali Mall mismo papunta lemery. Taga Cubao din ako :)

bugsbundokero said...

@jmazarerdo

thanks for the info sir^^

tykmo said...

May diretso biyahe na ba sa Lemery?

Hindi na ba sarado yung tulay papuntang Cuenca?

gideon said...

nope. the bridge was closed for a while but it has been open since may of this year.

concern said...

hi guys, 1st time ko sa maculot.. from jump-off may bayad na 5 peso isang tubig ng nalgene.. tapos ganda ng trail pang practice.. medyo madami lang basura tsaka negosyante.. pagdating mu naman sa camp site.. paglabas na pag labas mu dun sa damuhan sasalubong agad sayo ang halimiyak ng amoy basura at tindahan na may tindang tubig 30 pesos isang 1.5 liter, halo-halo 40 pesos, softdrink 25 pesos 8 oz... tapos kalat ng basura sa buong paligid at sa medyo tago, mga tae ng tao naman.. kaya pati daga nakiki camp na din.. maganda lang talaga yun view sa rockies.. kaya mga kapatid na pupunta dun, sana try nyo maka help maglinis at maka advice ng maayos sa mga negosyante dun na pangunahing intensyon ay kumita pero ang maglinis eh walang paki-elam.. feeling kanila yun bundok.. walang pinag-iba sa ilegal na vendor sa maynila... at eto yun, bukod pa sa kanlia. may mga individual climber din na feeling kanila yun bundok or camp site.. nandyan yun manghihingi ng baon nyo kesyo tagal na nya dun kaya ubos na suply nya.. minsan naman pag pababa na kayo sasabihin kanila na lang yun MAPAPANIS... reminder guys.. yan yun sumisira ng bundok.. kung kaya nyo paalalahanan gawin nyo.. WARNING NA ITO SA MGA MAKAKABASA NA GANUN ANG UGALI!!!! wag tayo magpilitan maglabasan ng tapang... bawal away sa bundok... pero pag nagka subuan walang sisihan ha...

alabok mountaineer said...

I SECOND THE MOTION...
Guys dont try this!!

edge

PIKNIKERS MOUNTAINEERS said...

hi sir gid, nagpunta kame mt.maculot may mga na picture ako flora & fauna.. baka gusto mo tignan nasa friendster namin piknikersmountaineers@yahoo.com.ph yun flora sa trail ko na pic near sa way na may sign board (to rokies) tapos yun fauna sky blue na langgam na malake sa pangatlo station ko na chambahan.. thanks & more power..

gideon said...

i have largely avoided climbing maculot on a weekend. alam kong magulo at makalat, maraming tao. i also don't camp in maculot, preferring a dayhike instead.

i understand the concern of many about the cleanliness of mt. maculot. every climber must be responsible enough to "leave no trace". let us know of groups who do not follow this.

if anyone can come up with a sustainable solution about maculot, let us know and let's see what we can do about it.

@piknikers: sure, ill check the pics out, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,were planning to climb Mt. maculot this coming nov 8, all of as are first tym to climb maculot. pls give as some tips & advise. ive already read the posted comment of concern said bout his experience in maculot. dko alam kung maniniwala ako pero kung totoo parang nkktakot db lalo n ung mga basurang dadatnan namin doon. nkkwl ng gana umakyat kung ganun din lng ung aaabutan mo db. tapos meron png mga taong mpag samantala s mga kapwa lalo n s nature natin...

edge said...

If this is ur first time here in Maculot,I advise you to take the traditional route(Campsite+Summit)then explore Rockies later.Many locals here know the route especially the tricycle groups.If you plan to do the Nighttrek,be careful to get lost or as they say "pagka-ligaw".Since this is tourist spot already many "tracks" had been made.Always remember "Prevention is better than Cure".
Ingat po!

alabok mountaineer

Jeffrey Mazaredo said...

wala bang registration dyan? walang paki yung baranggay? pati yung mga nag titinda. sana may mag organize nang cleanup drive at ma post dito sa site na to para marami pumunta.

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Anonymous said...

ei mga katoto, taga cuenca ako, sabihin nyo saken pag may umaway senyo sa maculot ha. hehe. Ingat kayo lagi. PEACE!!!

Anonymous said...

Sir Gid,

It is true that part of Chuck Norris movie was shoot in Makulot (Rockies part). Same as with Jackie Chan's movie Superfly, circa 1991. Hope I could dig my photo with them... I was in high school then.

kabute13@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

thank to edge(alabok mountaineer).... thanks for the advice, ya its our first tym and were going to have a night trek down tommorow. GUD LUCK to our team! god bless to us and to all the moutaineer s pilipinas! mabuhay pinoy moutaineers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maganda pa rin ang Maculot, ayon sa inyo salamat. Noong una kaming sumubok dyan noog 1997 iba talaga ang dating ng view. Iilan pa lang ang nagpupunta noon, maliit pa ang trail sa rockies at doon mismo sa peak. Mukhang ngayon ay ayos na yata at may registration pa. Pero mukhang sa nabasa ko, medyo crowded na yata pero ok naman yung picture nyo tingin ko panalo pa rin ang Maculot.

Para sa mga pinoy mountaineer "Basta bundok, akyat". Mabuhay ang mga mountaineer, sama na rin kaming mga luma na at madalang ng umakyat.

Anonymous said...

Hello...

Good PM Leave no Tracers...

anyone who will be doing a daytrek this saturday...? November 15, 2008...?

please contact meh at bluishcookies0512@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We have a climb this coming Nov. 22 its been a year na rin since the last time i've been here. Pero hindi pa ganon kadami ang basura i check na rin namin kung talagang kailangan ng mag organize ng clean up climb. Sayang kase ang ganda ng view kung mapapagaya lang sa mt. banahaw na 5 years ng sarado dahil sa mga basurang ikinalat. Sa totoo lang hindi naman mountaineers ang nagkakalat kase kung mountaineer ka alam mo ang rules pagdating sa pangangalaga sa kalikasan sila yung mga campers and picnickers lang na trip umakyat tapos wala ng pakialam sa bibitbiting basura. Siguro bilang mountaineer i suggest pagbaba natin pulutin na din natin yung basura ng iba sa dadaanan natin para kahit papaano mabawasan ang basura sa trail....THANKS "KIKKM" KATILINGBAN ILONGGO KALINGA KALIKASAN MOUNTAINEER

Anonymous said...

maganda pa rin ang maculot sa nagayon kasi sa view sa taas tsaka malakas at malamig ang hangin kaya masaya pa rin ako d2 sa maculot,
"AT PAALALA LANG SA IBANG MOUNTAINEER"
"HUWAG KAYONG MAYAYABANG,

Anonymous said...

last climb ko sa maculot 2004 pa, badtrip ng bumalik sa maculot sayang ang ganda pa naman ng view, kaya lang ang daming boloks na umaakyat makainom lng ng konti kala mo sakanila na ang bundok... sana maiwasan ang ganito..kung anong grupo man kyo na nagyabang noon panindigan nyo hindi ung puro salita lng kyo.. alaws pala kyo. di kyo bagay kyo bagay maging mountaineer.

Anonymous said...

hello balak po nmin umakyat sa mt. makulot first timers po kami gusto lng ng new experience kaso natatakot nko dhil sa mga comments na may nag iinuman dun ano po pede nyo i advise para maging safe yung pag punta nmin wla nmn po kami balak mag camp dun.. thanks

Anonymous said...

were plannning 2 hike maculot this 2nd week of february, there were only a 4 of us, 2 gurls and 2 guys, were from makati. meeting place would be at EGI MALL in buendia, any one who wish to join us were welcome,

partners were encourage so that we cud be buddies of 2..

u may contact me at my ym, kristoff_115
jus leave a mesage of in this forum also..

by the way im JOHN..

JUDITH said...

Sir, sama kame baka 3 kame,, magculot din kame, 2nd week ng feb. 14-15 ba yan? add me ym korney_blind

Anonymous said...

mga tol ako si koushirouh taga cuenca ako nakatira me d2 sa maculot gusto nyu sama ako sa tour nyu....libot ko kayu d2...e2 nga pla un email add ko rth_bercasio@yahoo.com thanks huh

Anonymous said...

ang panget lang d2 sa maculot un mga ibang moutaineer ehh d2 nadadaos nang kanilang sarap!..tapso un ibang d2 nag tatake nang dubiie!!..wa nmn

Anonymous said...

im going to mt. maculot tomorrow jan 24, 2009. so excited!!

Anonymous said...

sir gid advisable ba ung maculot for beginners? sabi nila sobrang steep daw yung sa rockies.

Anonymous said...

hello po.. may mga magclimb po ba ng maculot this march.. Beginners lang kasi kami, and we just want to experience magclimb and I don't think ryt na umakyat kaming dalawa ng kami lang and wlang idea sa lugar... pls help. here is my ym, khayczee@yahoo.com... sana makaclimb din kami..;-)

Aje said...

Hi po! I just climbed Mt. Maculot. A friend and I went, both of us are inexperienced climbers. The trail goes straight up once you get past the two forks. The locals advised us against the Grotto traverse since we were both inexperienced and the trail was a bit more dangerous for the likes of us. It's an easy climb. It can be climbed for only two hours, shorter if you're a strong climber. One local said he can do it in 30 minutes!

Additionaly info: ginagawa ngayon yung isang tulay papunta sa Cuenca kaya wala halos dumadaan na bus papunta sa municipal hall. Magpababa kayo sa Balay-balay tapos sumakay ng Jeep (Php14)papuntang Cuenca. May mga nagtuturo naman. tapos sakay ng trike papuntang jump-off. kailangan sabihin ninyo kung Grotto or Rockies ang gusto ninyo kasi generally, dadalin nila kayo sa Rockies. Pabalik naman sasakay kayo ng jeep (Php24) pero ang aantayin ninyo "bus stop" tapos dadalin kayo ng jeep sa terminal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir Gid,

i would to share my experience,Jump off from ka manuel house grabe ang lakaran to groto site,first station palang hingal na agad ako until na mareach namin ang groto ni virgin mary ang sarap ng hangin nag rest kmi mga 15mins take picture before kmi mag trek to summit ganda ng roping 55 degrees medyo madulas lang ng unti then na reach na nmin ang summit dun na kmi nag lunch.sarap ng feeling lalo na sa begginer tulad ko,After lunch descent to campsite medyo risky lang ksi bangin na ang gilid medyo mataas ung cogon grass mabuti na lng wala na gaanong teka teka kya walng tinik.subrang lakas ng hangin sa campsite at alikabok at masarap sa umaga sa rockies ganda ng view at mkakapag muni muni ka ng maayos,ganda sa may dila ganda ng view,,thank tlga sa grupo.Next ko aakyatin mt.Halcon this coming holidays side trip to galera..Thanks Guys

Anonymous said...

Mt. Macuklot is one of the best mountain to climb if are beginner.. the best magtrainning dun..and very rewarding when you reach the campsite (makatmon)...i been there siguro 2000 pa when i started to be one of you who love nature...but sana we peserve it close muna yung maculot for climbers kasi sobrang pudpod na ang trail niya....mataas pa sa tao....nakakamis din yung halo-halo sa taas...yung mga tindero dun sina manong ed...si toper..sa baba si ka manuel...try nyo yung mt. banoi and gulogod baboy...the best din ang view dun...SMC3 for life...

Anonymous said...

hi guys,
has anyone taken the grotto trail to the summit recently? may lubig ba dun or do we need to bring our own rope? thanks for any additional info.
see you at the peak!

Anonymous said...

yearly ang akyat ko dito sa mt.makulot. actually i've been there last january 2009 kasagsagan ng lamig non. grabe! yun ang pinaka-masarap kong climb sa rockies sobrang kapal ng fog as in! 12pm ng tanghaling tapat ang kapal pa rin ng fog at sobrang lamig. ito ang d'best mountain ever!
trivia:
i'm still wondering kung totoo ba yung story regarding don sa puno ng mangga. last station papunta sa grass land? hehehe.. ano bng meron don? totoo po ba yun?

kita-kits po tayo this summer 2009 sa campsite ha.

xiao

tetah04

desconlu said...

Hello! If there's any group planning a climb in May, please do let me know. My group of friends would very much like to join as we cannot stray off on our own because we're still inexperienced climbers. Do email me for info. Thanks!

desconlu@gmail.com

jaydeearinque said...

hello, we are scheduled to hike this coming Holy Thursday, hopefully will stay there for a night...

Kita kits po sa mga fellow hikers...

More power and Many Tnx!

Anonymous said...

good day! sir ask ko po. di na po ba ina-akyat ang mt. madia-as? tnx. its one of my dream mountains to climb. tnx

Anonymous said...

to desconlu:
mam,akyat din po kami dito this holy week. 2 girls lang din kami.kita kits po tayo! here's my no. 09194828831. :)

-mye

Bing!!! said...

Hi,

Me and my girlfriend did a successful dayhike traverse of maculot yesterday... Amazingly we were able to do it for only 4 hours!!! We started at 2pm and thought would not make it, but with a little bit of determination we pushed through the traverse!!! We made it down at around 6:15 pm exactly as the skies are getting darker. The experience is great but the garbage in the summit campsite is very disappointing, luckily we brought a trash bag and was able to bring down with us some of the garbage we can carry... Pleeaaase!!! Let us be disciplined when visiting nature... Mountaineer or not we are the ones responsible for taking care of all the things around us. We would also like to thank all the people we met along the trail whom also took down some trash left on the summit. Well, despite of the bad things we had quite an adventure.

Let us love nature! Let us protect nature! Keep on climbing!!!

Bing!!!

Anonymous said...

hello po. aakyatin po namin ito soon, advisable ba siya sa mga inexperienced climbers? i heard mas madali daw po itong hike na ito kesa sa mt. sembrano. salamat!

Anonymous said...

hi sir gid. and to all pinoy mountaineers!
sir. my group is planning to climb mt. maculot dis comming april. 11. 2009. (mga baguhan po kme) hoping po na may makasabay kme umakyat. magdadala narin po kme ng mga garbage bags para tumulong sa paglinis at pag preserve ng mountain. neways kontakin nyo nlng po ako sa no. na to. 09165544406. ton2 from makati.
more power!
Godbless.

mac!!! said...

Hi anonymous April 5, 2009 8:06 PM

Madali lang naman ang maculot, depende naman kung anu ang trip nyong gawin... magkabilang trail madali lang... sa rockies side maaus ung trail, lalu naman sa grotto madali umakyat hanggang campsite. Ang mahirap lang naman sa maculot para sa inyo ay ang grotto to summit assault or traverse so wag kayo dito...may mga parts dito na 70 degrees to 75 degrees ang tarik, un ang estimate ko, ito ung mga roped section dun, saka mabato pag na out of balance bali ang buto... saka ang maculot summit ay mossy at sa slopes nito kaya madulas at maputik... ang advise ko sa nyo kung gus2 nyo view sa rockies kayo, kaya nyo makarating ng shoulder campsite ng 2 hours, tgnan mo si bing!!! nga nakatraverse ng 4 hours e, pero wag nyo sila gayahin sanay na yan e... camp kau sa rockies tapos explore nyo rockies mismo... mas madali ang assault from rockies to summit so kung gus2 nyo mag summit pwede hindi cya kasing hirap ng grotto side... pwde naman kau magiwan ng gamit sa tindahan sa campsite kay ate mabait naman un.., para sa akin mas madali maculot rockies side kesa sembrano. pero kung assault to summit from grotto mas mahirap naman maculot... un lang.. ingat kayo! sana nakatulog ako! balitaan nyo kami!!! magbaba ng basura ha!!!

mac!!!

Anonymous said...

@mac
maraming salamat po. sir gid laking tulong ng site na toh... change of plans ... this thursday napo akyat namen (april 9)wish us luck.

t0n...

Anonymous said...

gudam mga sir en ma'am, kagagaling po namin knina ng gf ko sa maculot, first time po nmin duon. nag traverse po kami from grotto to rockies. from grotto to summit mdyo matarik po ang daan, may part na mapuno at meron ding mabato. bali two rope assist po ang kelangan daanan, ung isa boulder at ung isa maputik, after nung 2nd rope assist medyo masukal na kaya ingat po sa mga climbers, ung trail po kse ung ibang part nasa masukal na area, nkarating nga po kmi ng summit nang di nmin namamalayan kse po masukal tlaga. marami pa din pong mga naiwan na basura duon. trail to rockies nman po medyo madulas din at pababa, marami nman pong sanga n pwde hawakan. buti na lang po at nde gaano makalat sa campsite. ingat and goodluck po sa mga climbers.

-kidbukid

Anonymous said...

hi guys... xcited n ko umakyat ng mt.maculot grabe... kita kitzzzz tau dun guys...

Anonymous said...

gud day... taga-cuenca po ako... kung sakali at magkaroon kau ng problem sa pag-akyat sa rockies ,, maculot... nandyan po ang aming mga barangay officials para tumulong....kung akyat po kau.. kunin lang po nyo cel no. ng aming mga barangay officials para po magkaroon tau ng contact if nagka problem... doon namn po sa mga nag-iiwan ng basura sa campsite panatilihin po nating malinis ang ating bundok... Maraming salamat po..mpsite, kung maaari po ay ibaba nyo... may tapunan po tau ng basura sa baba..

Anonymous said...

marami po umakyat sa rockies nitong nagdaang mahal na araw,, ang problem po namin ay ang mga umakyat na nag-iiwan ng basura sa taas... sana naman po . (ang hiling naming mga taga rito sa barangay) ay ibaba nyo ang basura nyo... (mayroong naman pong iba na nagbaba) kasi po para maiwasan natin ang masamang mangyayari sa ating kabundukan... maraming salamat po sa lahat ng pumasyal sa ating bundok maculot........

Anonymous said...

Gud am po sa lahat. ako po ulit to si t0n ng makati.. umakyat po kame nitong april 9 to 11. bale po nagkita ung group ko po at si ma'am mhai at ma'am stels sa bundia taft po na mga bloggers din po dto ng pinoymountaineers.134php po pamasahe papnta cuenca ung jam na bus. pero d paring po gawa ung bridge so baba po kme balaybalay tpos jeep po 7php. tpos tawid po bridge tpos jeep po ulit papnta cuenca town proper 7php. sa palengke po kme bumaba kc bili pa kme ng supplies tpos kumain narin po. tapos nag tric po kme to groto 12php po singil per pax. nagmalah na daw po kc pamasahe. tpos may naninigil ng 5php sa may gate po dun lagpas ng jump off tposbibigyan ka ng stub. dun po kme dumaan sa groto. ok naman po un lang andaming kasabay na umakyat dahil po may station of the cross. ang gugulo pa ng iba. sobra wla po mga disiplina. halos mapunu na ung cover ko ng mga empty water bottles kakapulot along d trail. ok rin po ung placements ng mga ropings kaso un parin may problema. since maraming tao, ung iba po may nakita na na umaakyat ehh sumasalubong po sila habang naka sabit ka sa roap. then after po nun diredirecho lakad lng ng lakad, hindi po namin namalayan summit na pla (helepad) tpos po direcho kme papntang rockies dun kame nag camp.pero bago po un. may mga tanod po dun naninigil nanaman po for d registration daw po 10php. just as expected, MAKALAT PO, PRAMIS! hndi manlng po nahiya ung ibang mountaineers na tumulong maglinis kcpo ung group namin todo pulot ng mga basura. neways sa mga presyo naman po tau. ung coke nila 1.5 eh 85php. tpos ung yosi. 3.50php gin bilog 65php. halohalo 25php. basta po mahal. may water source naman po 30mins. away from camp. 3days din po ang tinagal namen. 2nd day nagrockies po kme. may napagalitan pa. tpos un sinara ulit. tposbinuksan ulit ng 4pm. un rockies. nung lastday napo ayun linislinis time. tpos nagbaba rin po kme ng mga basura. masaya dito sa maculot wag lng po natin kalimutan ung disiplina sa sarili at kapakanan ng nakararami. "take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time" anyways po sir. Gid pwede nyu po tignan ung mga picsko po sa fs regards sa waste management.. hehehe.
http://www.friendster.com/photodetails.php?uid=14378492&pid=1&rid=276516704&a=960997540&sc=722
-t0n.

Anonymous said...

salamat sa info mac!!! hmm kung nakaya naman ang pagka tarik ng sembrano, kakayanin naman siguro ang maculot. thank you ulit!

Anonymous said...

hello p0..

ako ung ksma ni kidbukid na ngclimb last apr.5-6 lng.. it was a very unforgettable experience climbing this "small but terrible" mountain.. ang ganda ng nging date nmin kse extreme & attractive tlaga ang views d2.. since it was our 1st tym here w/o some of our companions, un nga, mdyo nligaw kme tho we had a briefing sa mentor nmin na c sir jo (thanks sir, for recommending this beautiful mountain) we took the trail going to grotto. usapan dretso kme sa campsite pero d na nmin nama2layan,, ung pnagstayan nmin overnyt w/c is dun after sa 2nd rope assist na painclined,, konti na lng,, dun na pla ung summit.. masukal n kse tska mdyo mdulas..

the nxt day, frm summit, punta nmn kme sa campsite. ang ta2as na ng mga talahib dun kya mdyo mag-aalangan ka sa trail kse kumipot na..

it's worth climbing mt. maculot lalo na pag night trek kse mas exciting.. too bad, d na kme nktawid sa rockies kse ala na tym & ala mgba2ntay sa iniwan nming gamit sa tent pero ok na rin kse nkita nmin ung lake & taal nga ba un? hehe..

i would recommend this mountain to novices, sabay papulot na rin ung mga bsura. sayang nmn,, dnudumihan lng ung mga ganto kgandang spot sa pinas..

i'd definitely come back here.. its now 1 of my fav. mountain that i have climbed so far..

thanks po sir/mam & gud luck sa pag-akyat..

-mar0seÜ

Anonymous said...

sir share ko lng po,1st time po namin akyat maculot, we r from sta. rosa laguna,da best po maculot kaso,ang mga tao po karaniwan ay wlng galang sa bundok due to vandalism and SOBRA makalat!.sana po kung malinis tayo sa bhay natin gnun din po sa mga bundok n binisista namin,share ko lng p experience namin, ok lng po kung di kyo maniwla, umakyat po kme easter sunday and uwi monday> kme nlng 6 naiwan sa taas,nung 430 pm po ung ksamhn namin from our campsite ay naglkad magisa papnta tindahan, saulo po nya trail pero along da way nkita nya po nwla ung trail at pnay mtaas n talahib, so tumalikod sy, pgktpos lumingon ulit nkita nya same place na may trail n,then nung gbi 2log n kme may nkt cla shadow ng tao outside the tent ng inilawan nya bgla nwla>tpos after an hour ksmhan namin binangungot and ang bangubgot nya is may nahila sa knya n guy same place po pnginp nya,kinaylangan po namin sya sampalin at un< un pla di sya nagdasal b4 sliping, sya lng di nagdasal, pti nagyabang sa bundok> kya po mga sirs and mam, galangin po ntin ang bundok..share lng.. sharenyo naman po mga stories nyo ng gnito.. marami salmt po, Take care and God Blez (DELTA1)

Anonymous said...

TO DESCONLU,

what date in MAY kayo aakyat?? were planning to climb on 1st friday of MAY in anticipation of holiday(May 1).
-arc.

Anonymous said...

my group are planning to climb on may 2 and planning to do a traverse trail..madali lang poh ba sundan ang daan sa grotto?gawa na kaya ang tulay papunta cuenca?tnx

Anonymous said...

ginagawa parin yung tulay sa cuena
galing kmi dito last april 14-15,2009,.first time namin dito,,ok na sana yung view eh..kaso we all deepres,dahil sa dami ng basurang inwan ng mga umakyat nuong holy week,,halos buong campsite puno ng basura,,,for safety remnders lang po,,paki baba nyo nmn ang basura nyo sa lahat ng balak umakyat dito,"leave no trace"!!,ang laki ng dump site sa baba!! and sir richard say's (yung may ari ng tindahan sa campsite) evry week end's my clean up dun,,sow try to be part of it!tnx!!
share ko lang,,my 3 mountaineer pala dun na ligaw,,kawawa naman,,3 times nya na umakyat sa .maculot,yung 2 puro ligaw,,iwan ko b kung bakit n ligaw yun!gumgawa ata ng sariling trail yun e,tsktsk,and para sa lahat po pala!hindi totoo na i-sasara ang mt.maculot!!gawa-gawa lang daw ni garduce yung.
By:A.U.P.A.

maria said...

mga sir at ma'am,

gusto ko lang po sabihin na sobrang ang ganda ng mt. maculot rockies. para sa akin, eto ang pinakamagandang view ng taal volcano na nakita ko. talagang mawawala yung pagod mo at hindi mo na rin papansinin yung init ng araw dahil lang sa view. nalulungkot lang talaga ako sa mga taong nagiiwan ng basura sa paligid at pati sa trail. sana po para sa mga future climbers, magbaon po tayo ng sarili nating mga plastic bag at kung ano man kalat na iaakyat natin sa maculot ay babaunin rin natin pabalik. masasayang lang po ang ganda ng bundok na ito kung babaliwalain lang natin. thank you po! :)

Anonymous said...

Sir Gid.. At iba png mga sir at ma'am,

mgta2nung lng po sna ab0ut info in mt. maculot..
kylangan ko ksi ng more info about dis mountain, ndi pa po kxe ako naka2-akyt d2. my plano kxe kme umakyt d2 ngaung may 1 or bka 2nd wik of may, kso ang problema, wlng png nka2-akyt smen sa maculot.. ta2nung k0 lng po sna kung mdame ba ang ligaw dun? kxe ndi p0 kme mg gu2ide. ska kung ok lng na wlng guide? plz i need some info about dis topic.. hope 2 hear back from you.. thx!


tim..

Anonymous said...

hmmm.. i think sir tim wala pong ligaw don last time kasi namin an pumunta don is nyt trek kami sa awa namn di kami naligaw im sure di kayo maliligaw don sir just follow the trail lang po trust me sir tim, dala lang po kayo ng tubig mga 3 liters mahal ang tubig sa taas heheheh ingat po have fun sa climb. ps, pakidala lang po ng mga basura niyo pababa ty ng malaki - maddog

malabon city moutaineer club... said...

sir kakagaling lang namin sa maculot last april 26 27.. nag traverse poh kami pa puntang groto sa peak poh ng maculot sobrang daming kalat.. marami talaga mga pasaway na mountaineer,, sna naman maging responsableng mountaineer tau kada sasampa tau ng bundok

Tikoy said...

Just follow trash and for sure makakrating k gang summit...

Anonymous said...

maraming slamat mga sir!
bka tuloy na kme sa mculot ngaung may 8..
wg po kaung mg-ala2 mga responsableng mountaineer nmn po kme.. ska i think kylangn lng cguro i-brief ung mga ngti2nda dun kxe hlos lhat ng comment na nbasa koh d2 mejo my konting problem 2ngkol sa knila,
nbalitaan ko na dn kxe na sobrang dami ng basura dun ngaun.. mg da2la nlng kme ng tg i2sang trash bags pra mbawsan ung mga trail signs na basura dun..
maraming slamt ulit mga sir!

tim..

edge said...

@tim,

Gudluck to ur adventure. Be respect also to locals, just b gentle to remind them their lacks or mistakes.Remember that we r all a visitors in any place. It's not Our its to Him.

hapi climb!

Anonymous said...

yes sir edge always that way.. respect and b gentle.. haha.. thx!

tim..

Anonymous said...

babalik ako ng maculot baka 2nd week of june. tagal na rin yung last climb ko dito 1998 pa ata. first climb ko dito was 1995 hindi pa uso ang digicam, ang text at cellphone. madalas pa kami mag night trek dito dahil mainit kung aakyat ng maaga. buhay pa ba yung water source dito? hindi na ako nag eexpect na ganun pa rin yung makikita ko dito... back read lang ako sa mga previous post sad to say madami na pala nagbago.

ang natadadaan ko sa maculot ay ang tindahan ni ka manuel na nagsisilbing jump off dahil dito kami nagpapaiwan ng ibang gamit namin, ang kwento tungkol sa babaeng ang name ay si maricris na tumalon daw sa rockies at ang lalakeng nagbigti along the trail at yung batya batya na paliguan malapit sa tulay ng cuenca. dito rin ginawa yung commercial dati ng del monte 202.

miss ko ang magandang sunset at napagandang view from rockies.

Anonymous said...

Good Day to all of you!

I'm Lino from GMA-7. Isa din po akong mountaineer way back college days. Kailangan ko po ang tulong ninyo, kailangan po kasi namin ang contact details ni 'MANG MANUEL' yung may-ari ng tindahan sa may jump off. Meron din kasi kaming gagawing story about mountains, ito po ang way namin to help in sustaining the beauty of our mountains and to open the eyes of the people.

Kung sino po ang may contact details ni 'MANG MANUEL' or kahit sino po na madaming info about Mt. Maculot, preferably nakatira sa Cuenca. Please itext nyo lang po ako sa 0915-5182425 or call me at 9827777 loc 1418. salamat!

LINO

Anonymous said...

ei try nyo traverse pababa .. hahaha .. kala ko katapusan ko na !! pero enjoy !!! lalo na kung aabtan kau ng ulan sa taas .. hahahha !!! gudluck !

ivan JFINEX said...

After, Mt Makiling and Mt Samat, MT.MAKULOT, GET READY TO BE CONQUERED!!!HAHAHA...

Siguro magdadala na rin kami ng trash bags para sa mga kalat na diumano ay makikita sa summit. Grabe naman may mga mountaineer na walang kwenta at hndi tinuruan ng proper garbage disposal. Siguro climb for a cause na din and gagawin namin. hehehe. Looking forward sa view sa rockies!

We are climbing this saturday(june 13,2009)

GO JFINEX


**sana hindi umulan

edge said...

To All,

Make it a habit guys na me lamang "garbage plastics" ang backpack natin lagi pag climb,sana lng me space for that...
And yes madami tlg Kalat mntrs sa bundok, try to advise them also sa attitude na ganun...me proper tapunan naman usually yan sa baba...

In that way nakatulong kn sa kalikasan!

hapi trek!gudluck sa climbs!

ivan_jfinex said...

Got home from Cuenca Batangas

Ang ganda ng Mt. Maculot especially sa Rockies!!!

Nakakatakot yung pagpunta ng Rockies pero masaya! Nanginginig yung tuhod namin! Nyahahaha!

Worth it naman ang pagod.

Next stop: Mt. Pico de Loro

Anonymous said...

aw grabe tong ng kugar na to akala ko sa syudad lng may salisi pero dito mga bag at tent ang ninanakaw hehe pero kahit kakapagod un trek aus nmnm mainet nga lng pero super enjoy un trek nmin hehe ^^

Anonymous said...

gud day to all... ask ko lang po sa mga naka-trek ng maculot lately kung ok na road patungong maculot (cuenca). I've heard ginagawa daw sya few months ago pa. salamat po.

Anonymous said...

ung bridge papuntang cuenca from lipa is still under construction pa rin po nung huli kong akyat last mid of June.

edge said...

Hi anonymous,

If coming from Manila,the last time i day trek this mountain (Jan-Feb)the road was on-going renovation.Pero me ibang substitute clang dinaanan din.Anyway di naman cla bbyahe ng Cuenca kung hindi pede db.
As u've noticed,they've updating their climb regularly..

hapi climb then!..^_^

Anonymous said...

kakapunta ko lang last weekend sa maculot. sarado pa yung bridge. Medyo hassle yung byahe from bus, jeep/tricycle punta bridge, from bridge jeep then tricycle again puntang jump off. wala yung 711 sa taas di ko alam kung tinanggal na yun o di lang nagtinda.

waxx..

Anonymous said...

climbed mt.maculot traverse last weekend... closed na pala ang "7-11" sa taas :)..wala ng cold coke or halohalo na babati sayo right after you enter the capmsite.. wc is good coz malelessen ang pagiging commercialized ng maculot.. also ive noticed that the garbage in the campsite has lessened.
i hope that this will continue and there will be more reponsible climbers na aakyat sa maculot..wala na sanang magdadagdag ng basura and others will have the initiative to take the old trash left by previous climbers.
Thanks
-angel-

Anonymous said...

:jamumundok tribe:

nakow wala na pala sila tatay dun sa taas.. isa ako mga ampon waaaaay back 1991

kahit unti unti sya nag babago, hindi ko parin ipagpapalit ang bundok na aking kinalakihan.. kung saan lumaki ang mga muskels sa binti. kahit kasing lapad ko na yung trail hindi parin ako mag sasawang umakyat sa aming beloved mt. curly

maculot highlights..
-del monte 202 commercial sa rockies.. porter ako nun '93
-nasunog ang grassland '98 i was there, rescuer ako nun.
-rumored suicidal case "maricris" alam ko yun ^_^
-umakyat si juday at jeffrey santos '02
-nung andun si sir romy garduce 1st epp ng born to be wild... yun wala ako dun ^_^

peace.. -malignong hubo of jamumundok tribe

Anonymous said...

my campsite ba ang maculot?

Anonymous said...

were planning to hike sa thurs.
aug 20-21
sama kayo =)
09162943484

edge said...

yes there is a campsite,can occupy at least 15-20 tents...

gudluck on hiking,hope weather's fair too.
try ascent to trad.then descent to grotto ^_^

hapi climb!

Anonymous said...

mga sir's anu po ba ang magandang klase ng tent na affordable??? last time kasi pumasok yun tubig sa loob ng tent eh.. tnx

Anonymous said...

di po kami natuloy last aug. 20-21 sa mt. maculot, sa pico de loro kami napadpad, kasamaan palad naligaw kami sa trail, natikbalang daw puro kasi kami newbie's, hehe!!! pero sa pagtyaga namin natagpuan din naman, sa sept. 4-5 o 3-4 na lang kami akyat sa mt. curly, sama kayo.. hehe!!! guide nyo kami..
peacekeepers
09162943484

Anonymous said...

hi gideon! we climbed up thursday night, start kami 11pm and summit at 430am! goodness gracious,that was my very first time and wala pang warm up...we followed the wrong trail, pang Air Force pala yung dinaanan namin, flashlight lang dala plus gamit, sobrang hirap! pero pagbaba xempre we took the traditional path, sobrang sisiw na sa amin yung trail..kung dun sana kami nakadaan hindi kami sobrang nahirapan...pede na siguro kaming mag-sundalo! maganda ang view, in fairness. in the middle of the climb sabi ko sa sarili ko, hindi na ako aakyat ulit. Pero as i view the mountain before taking the bus home,may sense of fulfillment kaya mas malamang na maulit pa. :) thanks and warm regards!!!

Anonymous said...

@ peacekeepers - plan din namin umakyat sa maculot September 5-6...kita-kita sa rockies na lang...

R1 - CMS/HOT

N.B. - we may take the traverse route grotto-summit-campsite/rockies

Anonymous said...

add our acct. (fs)
peacekeepers22@yahoo.com

dave said...

men ang sarap i traverse ang route grotto-summit. even na di pa maxado mkita ang trail kaya medyo mahirap.

Anonymous said...

ang sarap ng feeling pag nakarating ng rockies.

Anonymous said...

morning to all! galing kami d2 last sat.. start ng trek 11pm ng sat. grabe bigla umulan at medyo malakas pa! pero tuloy padin. alive na alive yung mga matataba at mahahabang bulate sa trail. hehe! kahit pag dating sa summit umuulan padin hngng mga 7am. pero ganda sobra ng view lalo na sa rockies! sobrang worth it yung climb namin kahit naulan.

Anonymous said...

Morning! Galing din kami dito last sat. start ng trek namin 12:15pm, Sobrang lakas ng ulan at ang lalaki ng bulate, Sa Sobrang lakas ng ulan iba na pala ang nadaanan namin, hay kakaibang karanasan yun, bumalik kami kung san kami nag simula ayun sa tulong ni God nakaakyat kami nasa 3am na.

Anonymous said...

umakyat kmi don last weekend. . wla na ung tindahan sa campsite
hindi na rin ganon kadumi,naglinis din ung tropa sa rockies,wag na lang sana dumihan uli.maganda ung lugar kaya dapat alagaan

Anonymous said...

ung sinasabi nyong matatabang bulate, kinakain yun sa province ng nanay ko. SALPO ang name nun. Galing din kami nung SAturday dun sa maculot. Sobrang pagod.Pero masaya even foggy at di maxado maganda sa pic ang result pero ok pa rin. Kakaibang experience!

Anonymous said...

advice to clibers nagkaroon ng landslide malapit sa peak so mag ingat huwag magnakaw ng mga bunga ng mga mountain trees

Anonymous said...

mga sir, nakapag-traverse po kami dito last weekend...good thing hindi naman namin nadaanan yung landslide, thanks to our guide pero napakadulas po at dahil hindi akyatin yung grotto - summit side, hindi na masyado maayos yung trail (we would expect this to get better as the climbing season commences again)...Though cloudy at wala masyadong view (signal # 1 daw sa Manila), the traverse was worth it...we plan to do it again in the following weeks to prepare for Tarak (the wall and ascent from the grotto side daw is a good practice / preparation for T. Ridge)...can anyone suggest other mountains to prepare for Tarak?

All the best to fellow mountaineers who plan to climb this rainy season - be safe (and dry?! Ü)

Anonymous said...

mga sir, nakapag-traverse po kami dito last weekend...good thing hindi naman namin nadaanan yung landslide, thanks to our guide pero napakadulas po at dahil hindi akyatin yung grotto - summit side, hindi na masyado maayos yung trail (we would expect this to get better as the climbing season commences again)...Though cloudy at wala masyadong view (signal # 1 daw sa Manila), the traverse was worth it...we plan to do it again in the following weeks to prepare for Tarak (the wall and ascent from the grotto side daw is a good practice / preparation for T. Ridge)...can anyone suggest other mountains to prepare for Tarak?

All the best to fellow mountaineers who plan to climb this rainy season - be safe (and dry?! Ü)

ian said...

about dun sa tumalon sa rockies. alam ko naakit daw dun sa ganda ng view ng taal, and sabi ng mga locals wag daw masyado tumingin dun sa ciew ng taal. kahit sino nmn cguro lam na pag tumalon cia from rockies d na cia mbu2hay. di nmn ata tanga yun. :))

Anonymous said...

Peparation for Tarak?.. Try nyo mag Mt.Arayat

Jon - pAsAwAy outdoor group said...

had been to maculot last weekend. had socials with a team Conquer group. took some pictures with them also. i forgot to get their emails to send the photo. sir edgar (team conquer), if u had the chance to read this, send me your email address. tnx! ---extreme.nature@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HANGOS Mountaineers

mga sir/mam malinis na uli ngayon sa Maculot, may water source na rin malipit sa campsite yan ay dahil sa mga official ng Brgy dun kaya pls lang sa mga aakyat umayos kau!......and2 pics nila nung ginagawa nila ung hukay para magka water source http://profiles.friendster.com/98394571 (FS accnt)

Anonymous said...

climbed maculot rockies yesterday.. so far medyo malinis na... binaklas na din (but not totally) ung 7-11 shacks sa taas .. medyo may basura pa sa trail patungo rockies from the campsite, di ako nakapagbaba at wala ako garbage bag na dala...

-dindo

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon, we are planning to climb mt. Maculot this coming sunday (10/11/09), whole day lng po ang plano namin. usually, when we go to such trips like this, may kasama kaming mga experienced Climbers n kaiabigan ng isa naming co-worker, Mga baguhan lng kming lahat sir Gid. Our current problem now is di available yung mga climbers n pwedeng sumama samin. Ask lng po namin kung OK lng n pumunta kami n wlang kasamang Veteran climbers? Can u give us some tips regarding the place, we are super newbies s bago nming hobby, thanks a lot sir Gid, and more power.

- Amihan and Habagat

Anonymous said...

okey lang kahit baguhan kayo wlang ligaw dito basta i take nyo lang yung old trail.wag kayong dadaan sa new trail na ginawa ng AFP mahirap yun puro assault sa old trail it takes 1 1/2 hours to summit.pero pag ng try kayo mg new trail 3 hours kayo aabutin kasi puro assault.at gumuguho lupa dun.its better to take the old trail..sabihin nyo lang sa tricycle driver sa rocky road alam na yun jump off na yun..---mindoro moutaineer,,ingat kayo

Anonymous said...

Ok, thank u very much sir s info, sana maging maayos ang lakad nmin n to hehehehe. Salamat po ulit s tips.

zuTiL said...

sayang, nawala na yung trail dun sa totoong Makulot traverse: any of the 3-grotto trails going up then summit. Then, going down literally at the back of the mountain, sa Brgy. Napapanayan ang bagsak (small community sa gilig ng Taal Lake). Then kailangan sumakay ng bangka pabalik: it's either going east to Kinalaglagan or Balete, or going west to Brgy.Don Juan (a.k.a. Lumampao).

have tried that trail when I was 9, wayback in 1985. Two weeks ago, nagtanung-tanong ako dun sa mga 'oldies' from Brgy. Pinagkaisahan and according to them matagal ng walang nakadaan doon sa trail... possible parin pero medyo mahihirapan na daw butasin ulit. Hmmmm... parang magandang project! hehe!

Anonymous said...

Kami po ulit mga Sir,hehehe, ayun nga so we went to Mt. Maculot yesterday (10.11.09), five kami s group (all newbies). After getting there (Cuenca, City hall) we took a tryke and told the driver to drop us at the grotto jump off point, we planned to traverse the mountain. there are few forks along the trail going up, medyo mhirap kasi medyo steep at mabato. Nung nasa taas n kme madaming old trails nnagkalat, we follwed one.... naligaw kme. We back-tracked then eventually found the right one, nkadating din kme s Grotto pro di nmin mkita yung trail (or any trail) papuntang rockies, masukal n yung lugar, tas dun s pababa papuntang Bukal ang daming basura nagkalat pramis! Kulng ang pwersa nmin para linisan ang kabuuan ng lugar. We're a bit disappointed kasi di kme nkapunta ng rockies at summit, di nmin mkita yung trail. Masaya naman yung akyat nmin. if you guys want some newbies for a clean up drive, we are more than willing Sirs. Thank you s tips. Ingat lage!

Amihan at Habagat

edge said...

Sayang pl di nio nasaksihan ung ganda ng view sa taas...
Maybe next time try nio mag-traditional lng para smooth ang trail then sa rockies kau bumaba (brgy.napanayan)...
San libong steps paakyat ng jump-off...:)

Gudluck nxt time!

Anonymous said...

will it be safe to climb there on monday, october 19 2009?? me and my friend were planning to and we're both newbies.. hope you can give us tips or advice.. thanks!!!
-jenny

Anonymous said...

basta tandaan nyo lang po yung trail na magkahiwalay yung isa pababa at yung isa padiretso. Dun po kayo sa pababa dumaan sa old trail kase dun sa padiretso(new trail)mahirap dun madulas at matarik nid nyo pa ng rope. Saka dami basura sa itaas puro bote ng mineral water.

Ingat po kayo!!

akoposiaj said...

hahaha.. grabe, kapagod umakyat dito.. :) para sakin oo.. wala pa ata akong nakitang umakyat dito na kasing laki ko eh.. 5'9 at 250lbs.. haha.. but still, i managed.. 2 weeks ago na ata.. :)

Ipat Luna said...

Does anyone know if a carrying capacity has been established and can we take a poll on your guesses? (Compare with Mt. Apo with 160 people cc)

Anonymous said...

hi. ask ko lang po, we're planning on a nature trip kase ng hubby ko. pwede bang mag-hike ng dalawa lang? or may guide po ba doon na pwede magpasama?

Anonymous said...

every weekend me naakyat dyan po,pede kau sumabay.pg weekdays madalang.
pede pa-guide sa mga bata sa kubong madadaanan,cla din nagtitinda ng buko dun.

ingat - tagalupa

Anonymous said...

pano po ba pumunta dito if mangagaling kame sa monumento, kalookan area?

Anonymous said...

from monumento, sakay ka lrt. baba ka buendia then sakay ka bus na dadaan ng cuenca. baba ka sa town proper then sakay ka tricyce papunta kamo sa mountaineers store. aakyat ka kamo sa rockies. madali lang yung trail. 2 forks. 1st fork, sa kaliwa ka dadaan, pababa yun. next fork kanan nmn tapos tuloy tuloy na yun. meron bukuhan along the way. meron dn mga stations kung san pede ka mgpahinga. sa mga newbies, kaya akyatin yun ng 2 hrs. kasama na pahinga dahil sa pulikat.hehe!

Anonymous said...

sir open po ba ngayon December ang Mt. Maculot?
Salamat.

Black Bihon Society said...

Sir Gid, galing kaming Maculot last 29 Nov. maganda naman ang kinalabasan ng hike tapos tumuloy pa kami sa Lake(1500 steps) kaso may mga iresponsableng mountaineer(ewan namin kung mountaineer talaga sila) na nag iwan ng kalat nila sa taas grabe 2 garbage bag ang napuno namin karamihan bote ng alak, kaya kung sino mang nag iwan ng mga iyon na ang camp last saturday night mag-isip isip naman kayo dahil hindi gawain ng isang totoong mountaineer yun, kung sa bagay may mga tao namang mag bababa ng kalat nyo at kami yun.
Leave no traces but we retrieve other's traces.

BLACK BIHON SOCIETY

Anonymous said...

kahit po ba newbie pwde maka-summit?

Anonymous said...

w0w sir BLACK BIHON SOCIETY kau pla ung nakasabay namin.. kmi ung nagANNIV sa makulot mga MAPUA...

astig kau pa nglinis nung iniwan ung mga unang group na ABUSADONG mountaineer ang kalat 3 Sako din un naunhan nyo lng kami, kmi sana mgbababa nun....

more power sana ganyan kau sa lahat nang bundok...

cge tnx sir gid...

Anonymous said...

mga sir/mam baka po my number kayo ni mang manuel yung sa may tindahan naiwan ko kasi yung sapatos ko dun, sa likod nila sa may puno ng mangga,babalikan ko rin sana this sunday,confirm ko lang kay mang maNUel kung natabi nila ,sir ito po number ko 09162697079 txt nyo na lang po number ni mang manuel jan kung sino man pong nakakaalam,papasko nyo na lang po,hehe more power pinoy mountaineer,merry christmas,,

Anonymous said...

sir gud morning!

sir tanung ko lang po wala po bang nag bago sa trail sa maculot akyat po kc ngaun this comming 19-20 mag tatravers sana kami kaso di ko po alam kung nag bago ba ung trail salamat po sir!!

Anonymous said...

Sir,

kakagaling lang po namin sa maculot nitong 12-13..
Ok naman siya at wala namang gaanong pinagbago, sa traverse, ahm... Mejo nanibago ako pero madali lang din naman... Nakakalito lang dun sa may madamong bahagi sa pagitan ng macatmon base papuntang maculot summit...
Sa traditional may bagong trail na ginawa ang airforce dun, so imbes na dumeretso kayo, kumaliwa kayo pababa...

Sana makatulong...

Jah!!

Lenin-HMC

Anonymous said...

mga sir

tanong ko lang po kasi my friends are planning to climb maculot this dec 30. tanong ko lang po kung my dala kaming sasakyan san po ba namin pwedeng iwanan?? second time na namin sa maculot nung una po kasi ng bus lang kami...

salamat po

-ryan

Anonymous said...

Will be Climbing Mt. Maculot this january not yet sure when in january though, if anyone is free, feel free to come along konti lng nmn kami. heres my contact number 09272178714 thanks ;)

Anonymous said...

just went there yesterday.. nkakalungkot ang dinatnan nming campsite sa may dulo, puro basura.. iniwan pa don ang pinag-ihawan nila! GRABE! at may nag-BONFIRE pa! bongga! please nmn po.. sna maging aware tau sa mga maaring mangyari sa nature dahil sa mga masamang ginagawa natin.. tsk tsk.. mahiya nmn sna tau..

enwei, just be secure with more pegs for ur tents.. mlakas ang hangin khapon, at nasira zipper ng flysheet nmen.. hehe.. wlang hamog pero anlakas ng hangin.. nagagalit na ang nature dahil dinudumihan lng sya ng mga PABAYA..

.. enjoy climbing guys..! see you sa tuktok! ^_^

--emmz

Anonymous said...

nothing new yang ganyang comment sa maculot.puro ganyan ang comment wala nman nagsabi na nagpulot ng sila ng basurang nakita nilat ibinaba.di nman mahirap gawin yun...mas mabigat pa nga yung isang boteng gin sa basura e...during our training days sa maculot almost 5-7 kilo per trainee plus 7-10 sa mga members... pero kahit anong linis ang gawin di na talaga maalis yung basura sa maculot...kaya next time wag na magcomment magpulot na rin para may say say yung sinabi mo.

Anonymous said...

cguro di mga professional mountaineer ang sumisira ng Mt. Maculot...noh? wat ya think?... emmz, di yun nakakalungkot...NAKAKAIYAK KAYA! grabe cla sa ginawa nila...binaboy nila ang NATURE...asar...michYko

Anonymous said...

just been their dec 30 last 2009 sobrnag dmi ng basura my nag iwan ng isang container ng mineral water dn sa taas..sayng my nkaslubong p nman kming foreigner an sbi sbrang gnda dw dun s taas especially s rockies kso sbrang dmi rw ng bsura diba nkkhiya pti mga foreign people nagrreact s nkkita nla s maculot its my 8th times n umakyat ng maculot hindi n cia gnun k ayos my nagbobonfire n unlike b4 alm k bwal un kc grassland ang buong camp site and mlaks ang hangin pnu accidentally msunog ang buong campsite sna msama kaung mga nagbobonfire and nagkkalat ng basura GRABE pti paper bag ng tribal andun sa taas bka nxt tym my botique n ang tribal dun pti mineral water my station nrin...mas ok p pla nung andun cla sir mon ung magkkaptid n my tindhan s taas ok p ung situation ng bundok....gabaan sna kau....

Anonymous said...

Lilinisin namin bukas = Rednuof =

Anonymous said...

sir/ ma'am... we're planning to climb Mt.Maculot this coming 16th and 17th of january, kng cno po sa inyo ang gustong sumabay, txt lng po kau sa no. ko 09165917187... let's spread the friendship in mountains... marion...

Anonymous said...

Malinis po ang campsite at trail. Basura lang dala namin pababa ay yung pinaggamitan namin. = Rednuof =

Anonymous said...

meron daw climb sa bicol sa jan 16 and 17, organized climb, i think sa sorsogon yun..

Anonymous said...

Mam/Sir,

Sino poangaakyat ng maculot ng 15 and 16 ng january pwede po makisabay. ito po no. ko 09079900738.

thit said...

sir...we're planning to climb mt Maculot this coming feb 5-7 2010, ask lang po namin if kailangan ng guide, first time po kasi namin pa2nik ng Maculot..ask ko lang po if madali lang ung trail saka walang ligaw?beginners lang po kmi 2nd climb palang po namin 2...sana may mga experienced climbers kming makasabay..gudlak!!

Anonymous said...

we're mountaineers from malabon we;re going to climb maculoton the 5th of feb, first time nmin pa2nik ng Maculot..sana may makasabay kmi ndi namin alam ung trail saka 2nd climb palang namin.. sana may mag guide smin pagdating dun..

josh oso said...

halo! inquire lang po if open yung trail sa maculot traverse? or medyo maluwag po... tnx...

Anonymous said...

Ayos pa naman ang trail ng traverse ng maculot, maluwag siya at malinis.. Enjoy dun...

Kontakin niyo ang baranggay para sa advisory; 09103172853

Lenin-HMC

Anonymous said...

gud pm sir/mam ask lng po kng may water source sa mt.maculot?? or s summit po n ngbbenta ng tubig meron water source?? 1st tym nmn po ito aakyatin..


slamalaykum OSO-mountaineers !!

alvin said...

sa 29 po akyat namin, may mga makakasabay ba kami?

-alvin

Anonymous said...

sir alvin dami kpo mkkasbay s maculot ngyn dmi umaakyat prang my tianggian n nga s taas ng camp site e,

theBNY said...

hi, may sked po kmi nga climb this friday.. sana magkita kita poh tau.. hmmm mejo ndami n nga ang aakya dis month para sa knilang new year climb 2010. ingat tau!!

alvin said...

salamat. kita kits mga pre.

mga taga UGONG PASIG kami.

ingat tayong lahat :)

youth climb kami :D

-alvin

Anonymous said...

wow sir alvin kme po from maybunga lng hehehe mgkalapit lng pla hehehe

layah said...

mga sir,sayang hindi ako nakapag-check kaagad.i'm a beginner kasi.have no group pa.i wanted to take one step at a time kasi.sir,sa maybunga lang din po ako.sa suarez st.

Anonymous said...

hindi na makalat sa maculot ngayon, wala na rin yung mga tindahan sa taas.

johnp said...

hi mga sir at ma'am, san po pwedeng sumakay papuntang cuenca pag galeng na ng sta rosa laguna. manila kasi dati ang point of origin namin. sa feb 20 akyat namin.

Anonymous said...

sir gid, paupdate naman po sa maculot kung totoong wala na yung mga 7/11 (tindahan) sa taas.., isa po kasi yun sa mga inaayawan namin kung bakit 1 time lang kami umakyat sa maculot kahit gusto naming bumalik.. tnx..

Anonymous said...

@ john
I'm from san pedro, kung manggagaling ka ng santa rosa, sakay ka ng papuntang calamba, sa calamba 2 ang pwede mong gawin, magabang ka ng bus na papuntang Lemery or sakay ka ng jeep papuntang Lipa pagdating sa Lipa, Magabang ka ng Jeep papuntang Cuenca or Lemery then Baba ka sa cuenca and yun na yun...

@anonymous
Yeah, nung huling punta namin ay wala na talaga yung 7/11 sa taas ang di lang namin sure ay kung balak pa ulit nilang tayuan yung spot dun ng panigabong tindahan, ang kinakatakot ko nga ay baka magkaroon na ng SM Maculot eh...

Sana makatulong..
Jah!

Lenin-HMC

Anonymous said...

@ Lenin-HMC

tnx po ng madami..

Anonymous said...

akyat po kami maculot trverse dis coming feb 6-7 me makakasabay po ba kami..tag nio na lang po kami.roda..0927518473

Anonymous said...

@layah:

my mga free lance mountaineers din po sa maybunga pasig city bka gus2 mo mgjoin...

ang alm ko dis coming feb 20 or 21 my climb cla sa Mt. Tagapo...

txt mo c louie @ 09204296953

-Punyal

Anonymous said...

Wla na pong 7/11 sa taas un ang number 1 source ng basura...

Thnx...

-Bagwis

alvin said...

yes, wala na yung 7/11 .

Anonymous said...

malinis na ang mt.maculot... sarap ng buko juice... jan 24-25

Anonymous said...

i've been to maculot 22 times now, and i still crave for more...

Anonymous said...

Any1 Climbing This Feb 20? i would like to join your party mag-isa lang po ako, pakitext nlng po ako kung may open climb kayo my number is 09272178714

Marz said...

we're planning to climb again this valentine weekend (our 2nd valentine weekend).. any advisory on this mountain? we're from Laguna/ Muntinlupa areas (Marz 0921535-8198)

Anonymous said...

mga sirs. planning to do a traverse dayhike. meron lang po kayang makukuhang guide pag dating dun sa jumpoff? and baka may idea kayo kung magkano ang going rate nila dun?
thanks!

phil

Anonymous said...

On February 6&7, a group of 3 climbers from Las Pinas tried the West Wall of Maculot. As there was little to no information to find about this wall, we tried an on-sight ascent. We took a banca ride from brgy Don Juan on Lake Taal and from the stony beach we studied the wall. Soon it appeared that not the upper wall would be the main problem, but the approach through the lower wall. We spotted several possible new lines through the upper wall, so this wall has defenitely chance to get developed in the future. Anyway, we tried to get to the upper wall through thick forest with lots of vines, twines, loose soil and boulders. at the first rockband around 200 meters high, the terrain got so steep and the soil so loose, we had to climb without packs and go on ropes. Our lead climber on that pitch encountered 70-85 degree steep loose soil with little chance for placing protection. After 10 meters above the last pro, he fell out, 20 meters down. Luckily, the last anchor held and he survived this fall with only bruises and scratches. As it got dark soon and we were not able to get to the upper wall before darkness, we decided to descent and bivouac on the steep slopes in hammocks. We had to stay tied in during the night, coz if you would fell out out of your hammock, you would roll of the cliff. The next day we made it safely down to the beach and were picked up by a banca.
We will be back in the near future and try again, but try the approach from a different way. Anybody who has/wants more info about this beautiful wall and is willing to share, please leave a reply on alpineclubmanila@yahoo.com
Thanks.
John, Nino & Jeanot

trail sign said...

sir. kung sa grotto ang akyat ko. san po ako pagpapahatid sa driver ng trike? alam na po ba nila yun kung sasabhin kong sa grotto? normally kila ka manuel ka nila dadalhin diba? sa mountaineers's stop over. thanks. been wanting to climb maculot this time sa grotto traverse.

Anonymous said...

trail sign,

sabihin mo lang sa trike na ibaba ka sa jump off ng grotto at alam na nila un. ingat dahil after ng grotto 2x ang vertical na meron rope doon.

punta muna kau ng brgy hall for registration tapos get na kau ng trike alam na nila un. uu nga pala kung sino man sa mga kapatid natin na mountaineer ang nag climb sa maculot na traverse at nakakuha ng nalgene bottle paki email lang ako rmanarez@gmail.com gusto ko lang malaman kung nakuha ng tao or para na sa bundok hehehe!!!

nalaglag ang nalgene bottle bandang 1st rope left side galing kami ng peak 2.

ingat lagi sa mga climb,

god bless us,

roi

Marz said...

just came from here last valentine weekend. muntik na ko mag collapse (again), i think i need a prior training before attempting a climb. puro assault ang bundok na to. advice lang sa mga newbies, dahan dahan lang, start early and be prepared for heat (cogon grass area just few minutes away to the top). there's also a part on the rockies they call ''tenga'' or was it ''dila''? scary but awesome experience. don't miss that part.

Anonymous said...

mga sir.. ask lang po kung di naman delikado for beginners na pagbaba dun po kami sa assault dadaan.. may mga kasama po kasi kaming beginners eh.. thanks po...

Anonymous said...

kita kits po sa mga aakyat sa maculot this march.. ingat po at God bless.. sana clean up drive din po tayo.. thanks..

-Cory

Anonymous said...

mga sirs,

ask ko lang po kung pede lakarin pagbaba ng bus papunta sa jump off? or kung magkno po pamasahe sa tricycle? akyat po kami feb. 20-21..

tnx po..

grazzy

Anonymous said...

grazzy,

Pwede lakarin.

Barry Francisco said...

yep! if ur not in a hurry pwede po lakarin from cuenca's ark, i think mga 15-30mins walk to rockies jumpoff..

Anonymous said...

@grazzy

Pwedeng lakarin yun, madalas po namin na ginagawa yun, kung sasakay naman po kayo ang bayad po sa tryke ay 20-25php ang isa...

Jah!

@anonymous
Safe naman po sir yun, ingat na lang po sa pagbaba...


Lenin-HMC

Anonymous said...

sir bukas pa po ba un tindahan sa campsite till now...? please inform me heres my number 09396350437 we have a climb this saturday...feb 20..

Anonymous said...

uy was there also nun 20-21. :) nagkita kita tayo for sure. dami tao sa campsite. gabi na may mga dumadating pa. ganda ng rockies panalo yun view dun sa dila.

-J

Anonymous said...

sir we're planning to go there this coming saturday february 27, 2010... most of us are beginners... can you inform us if the store is still there? hope for your reply soon. tnx

Marz said...

sirs/mam, wala na po yung tindahan sa taas.. the stores along the trail closes just before sunset. meron ding napuntang mga kids selling ice candies.. we were told tinanggal/ pinagbawalan na sila magtayo ng permanent structures after the stone commemoration ng PAF at the jump off. I hope this helped

Steve said...

Hi, akyat kami 2moro feb 27..kitakits tayo sa mountaineers store...may pack lunch kami so mga 1-2pm pa climb namin. bagal lng pacing namin 5 kami...kasama ko 4 na beginners.

Anonymous said...

sir/mam,

me aakyat po ba dis coming satrday nextweek,, march 6-7,,? txt me po,,,, 09304540393.. 3 lang kami mg climb ng maculot... thanks,,,

"tReKk"

Anonymous said...

may guide b dyan???tnx...

Anonymous said...

Wala po guide dun, ok lang namn po yung trail basta old trail kayo daan, hirap kasi ng new trail eh....

Anonymous said...

tnx po...panu un...madali lng ba un...kasi puro 1st tym nmn akyatin un e...4 lng kami...panu kaya??

Anonymous said...

aus lng b if umakyat kme ng mt. maculot ng tatlo lng kme ??
without a tour guide???
mdli lng b mga route dun at d nkakalito ??

^^thankssss

-qxmimiqx@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

@mimi.. akyat po kami this march. if gusto nyo po, sabay kayo sa amin para may guide na kayo.. locals kasabay namin.. matagal nang umaakyat ng maculot.. just email me: craze_csj@yahoo.com.ph
:)
see you..

-Cory

Anonymous said...

mga ser/mam, stablish b ang trail if travers, grotto to peak den rockies?

Anonymous said...

ma'am/sir

any update or special concern in mt. Maculot, coz wer planing to climb this comin april..

Matsalam...

Marz said...

am planning this weekend.. wala lang.. parang trip ko lang ulit

FB: marz_jc27@yahoo.com

bhevz_1981 said...

HI PUNTA KAMI TOM. NIGHT..KITA KITS NA LANG

Anonymous said...

hi guys, akyat din ako bukas dito, kita kits nalang,, siguro after lunch ang start trek ko, overnight....

dreal_cornetto@yahoo.com

09176434580
baka pwede maki sabay or sabay kayo sakin,,hehe

-daryl-

Anonymous said...

hello,
Ako din first time aakyat ng maculot and thanks i found this site, big help! I'm so excited! 3 of my friends are going with me, kaya lang lahat kami 1st timers! (good luck naman diba? hehe)..Sino po aakyat 2nd or 3rd week of April?? It sounds easy to reach the Rockies just by reading your posts here, pero iba parin yung may mga kasamang certified hikers. ^^
So kindly keep me posted. Thanks!! :))

***by RED***

Anonymous said...

grabe kahit pagod ka sapagakyat pagdating mo sa taas sulit lahat, nkakatanggal ng pagod... 1st time ko lang umakyat last saturday sa mt.maculot pero ok na ok...


makoy

Pao said...

Hi sir gid,

Dito naman ako sa maculot thread. Haha. Akyat ako dito sa holy week and mukha atang masalimuot yung magiging experience ko ah. Sana advice na mga locals or brgy officials even police na ipagbawal ang alcohol. Pati tindahan siguro tanggalin na din. kung di rin nila kayang linisin yung mga kalat na nanggaling sa kanila eh wag na sila magbenta.



I can already tell na sobrang dami ng tao pagpunta ko dun. Sana makapagtayo pa ako ng tent. hehe. Goodluck sa aken. Sana ok maging experience ko. Sino pa po ang ibang aakyat sa April 1? Di naman ako sasabit sa inyo. Just want to meet fellow climbers. hehe.

Practice po tayo ng leave no trace. Kung hindi niyo po kaya maglinis ng kalat niyo wag na rin kayo magkalat.

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