Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pantingan Peak - Mt. Mariveles (1,388+)


PANTINGAN PEAK - MT. MARIVELES
Bagac, Bataan

Major jumpoff: Gabon, Sitio Duhatan, Brgy. Saysain, Bagac
LLA: 1388 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 6-9 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 2-4
Features: Views of Mariveles Range

BACKGROUND
The highest peak in crater rim of Mt. Mariveles, and thus, its summit, is Pantingan Peak, consequently the highest point in the province of Bataan, and one of the prominent peaks of Central Luzon. Mt. Mariveles is more known for Tarak Ridge, with its scenic, windy rockscape, overlooking Manila Bay and South China Sea. Whereas Tarak is an outward-looking viewpoint, Pantingan is more introspective, in the sense that it offers a wide-angled view of the caldera of Mariveles (yes, it is, or was a volcano) as well as the peaks that surround it.

It was in the early 1990s when AMCI, led by Sky Biscocho, pioneered the exploration of the Mariveles Range. Tarak Ridge, a product of this initiative, became a popular hiking destination. The other peaks, however, did not receive as much attention, and until now, they remain in a relatively pristine state. Pantingan Peak, considering, its proximity to Manila, can make for a very nice and challenging dayhike or a still-challenging two-day climb.

The climber will first pass through a forest; then grassy slopes will lead him to the base of Pantingan Peak. The trail gets steeper, yet the climbing is pleasant because of the forest cover. From Subuangan Campsite, a small campsite less than an hour from the summit, it is a continuous ascent, and the final part is quite steep, and the trails are overgrown. After this final challenge, though, there is the reward of reaching the summit, and seeing the breathtaking views of the Mariveles range.

ITINERARY

Extended Dayhike
0015 Assembly at Five Star Bus Terminal Cubao
0100 Take first bus to Balanga
0330 ETA Balanga Terminal. Take jeep to Bagac Market
0430 Arrival at Bagac, take tricycle/jeep to Gabon, Sitio Duhatan, Brgy. Saysain
0500 ETA Gabon (Aeta Community). Arrange for guides with Mang Rey Jimenez.
0530 Start trek
0615 ETA River
0645 ETA Nursery
0705 Enter grasslands or "Marlboro Country"
0835 ETA Danny's Gate
1035 Arrival at Subuangan campsite
1135 ETA Pantingan Peak. Lunch and Rest.
1200 Start descent
1400 Back at Danny's Gate
1630 Back at jumpoff. Wash-up.
1700 Proceed to Bagac Market. Ride jeep/bus to Balanga
1800 ETA Balanga. Ride bus to Manila
2100 Back in Manila

Overnight

Day 1
0215 Assembly at Five Star Bus Terminal Cubao
0230 Take bus to Balanga
0530 ETA Balanga Terminal. Take jeep to Bagac Market
0630 Arrival at Bagac, take tricycle/jeep to Gabon, Sitio Duhatan, Brgy. Saysain
0700 ETA Gabon (Aeta Community). Arrange for guides with Mang Rey Jimenez.
0800 Start trek
0845 ETA River
1045 ETA Nursery
1205 Enter grasslands or "Marlboro Country". Lunch.
1400 ETA Danny's Gate
1735 Arrival at Subuangan campsite
1800 Dinner / socials

Day 2
0500 Light breakfast
0600 Commence assault of Pantingan Peak
0700 Arrival at Pantingan Peak
0800 Head back to campsite
0845 ETA Campsite
0900 Brunch / break camp
1000 Start descent
1300 Back at Danny's Gate
1600 Back at jumpoff. Wash-up.
1730 Proceed to Bagac Market. Ride jeep/bus to Balanga
1830 ETA Balanga. Ride bus to Manila
2100 Back in Manila

SPECIAL CONCERNS
Guides and permits No advance permit is required to climb Pantingan Peak, but considering that there are only very few guies who know the trail, prior arrangements with Mr. Rey Jimenez (guide) is recommended. He may be reached at 0928.260.96.45.

Getting there. Take the Bataan Transit (in Five Star Terminal, Cubao), Genesis, or any other bus that heads to Balanga and get off at the terminal, from which you can either take a jeep to Bagac Market, or make direct arrangements for a jeepney to the jumpoff. For the dayhike, renting a van or taking a vehicle from Manila is the most expedient option.

Trail notes. The last part of the trail, leading to the summit, is quite overgrown and thorny; noxious plants abound. Exercise the necessary precautions. On the other hand, the first part of the trail is supposed to have a lot of beehives and even a slight provocation can cause some trouble, as has happened in the past, according to the guides. Follow his advice on how to proceed.

PANTINGAN PEAK PICTURES
Dawn along the trail. Pantingan Peak is the high peak on the right.

The forest leading to Pantingan Peak is reminiscent of some other Central Luzon hiking destinations such as Tarak Ridge, Natib, and Arayat.

At the summit of Pantingan Peak, you can see the wide caldera of Mariveles the volcano, and the other peaks of the caldera rim.

TRIVIA
According to Sky Biscocho, Pantingan was first climbed in 1996.

PinoyMountaineer.com thanks Sir Martin Cortez for organizing the climb which he joined in April 2011, as well as Sky Biscocho for providing some background during and after the climb.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gid, it's Subangan (ng baboy ramo). Also, it is necessary to inform the army stationed in the brgy. of your intent to climb. Although Sky Biscocho pioneered exploration of the Mariveles range on the side of Tarak Ridge, credits should also be given to UPM for the exploration of Pantingan Peak.

BPS

Anonymous said...

Mt.Pantingan traverse &(exploring 6 new peaks of mariveles range)
Enrty point: Sitio Duhatan Brgy Saysain, Bagac Bataan
Exit point: Sitio Signal, Brgy Upper Biyaan, Mariveles Bataan

target was tarak exit point bcoz of lack of time and more than 10 people decided exit @ sitio signal 6 new peaks was conquer while conquering traverse.. last 2010 Freedom climb

Anonymous said...

sir gid,twice ko na po na summit ang pantingan peak,(dec.27,2003 and may 1,2004).this year try ko ang day hike,sure ko dami na pag babago.i'm dindo from Dong-in Outdoor Society(Bataan base)

Anonymous said...

we were here last week. mahirap pero maganda ung bundok. if you are planning to climb and your group consist of 8 or more people like us much better kung mag rent ng van like Gideon said. much more cheaper. e2 ung number (09179355977) nung van n sinakyan nmin from cubao mabait at sobrang cool nung driver.

gidyonder said...

@bps - i have first hand information about the exploration of mariveles from sky biscocho himself and his contemporaries in UPM, and i think i have given credit where it is due.

@dindo - greetings to the dong-in outdoor society! sige okay yang plano nyong dayhike.

Anonymous said...

sir good day established na ba ang pantingan peak to tarak ridge traverse?may guide na ba?please pa share naman ng detalye...salamat...-mark ng KADUCEUS

Anonymous said...

sir,paclear nmn po yung time sa overnight..from nursery 1045hrs to grassland 0705hrs then ETA dannys gate 0835.taz from dannys gate to campsite 1735hrs na po,a big differencial sa IT ng day hike,which is an hour gap only..nakakaconffused po,,baka po typo error or yan po talaga?kung yan pakidetaly po yung day 1 maraming salamat po..im planning to climb this mt.and patern q po yang IT ng pinoy mountaineer.com
maraming salamat po ule and more power sa site,sobrang tulong po yan sa mga umaakyat..
sana po kung may pantingan peak traverse po kayo..
sorry po sa demand hope you dont mind..

gidyonder said...

i already corrected the typo error.

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot doc.gid,
doc.dun po ba sa jump off point may alam po kaya na guide for traverse?

delicious said...

kuya, san ba sa mariveles o sa bataan na may mga bundok/ brgy. na may mga facilities na like cabin, toilets, lodging house etc. or ung puede kang mag rent ng hiking gears para sa mga mountaineers o ung aakyat ng bundok???

Anonymous said...

Sir Gid,we did a Pantingan Peak day hike last Jan.22,2012.it was my 3rd time in Pantingan Peak,ang hirap pero na summit din namin kahit medyo mabagal.advise ko lang sa mga gusto mag try,start kayo ng 5:00 am para di kayo abutin ng init sa grass land.I'm Dindo of Dong-in Outdoor Society.More power to you sir Gid.

Anonymous said...

soon Mt. pantingan to bataan peak traverse to mt.tarak. 6 peaks conquered 2 more to go to finish the traverse to Mt.Tarak. second attempt last Jan 28-30,2011.

LOST Mountineer

fullPacked said...

lost mountaineer! i'm too interested with your ultimate climb.. pwede bang sumama?

Anonymous said...

Lost Mountaineer,sa Pantingan Peak ba kayo nag start ng traverse,saan kayo nag exit?na conquer na din namin ang Bataan Peak at Dagat-dagatan Peak ng Mt.Mariveles,Good luck sa inyo...

Shinchan said...

Tropang k3 --> k4 are planing to climb pantingan peak on march 11 - 12..... were inviting every one who want to join to climb with us.....

Anonymous said...

mam and sir.. per mang rey.. my magtraverse daw po this coming march 3-4 .. pasama po ka climb ku lng ng mt pantingan pa try pag traverse....

Shinchan said...

date correction... its march 10 - 11, not 11-12....

IAN said...

Mga mam/sir we climbed the pantingan peak traverse to mariveles, exit point namin brgy. biyaan last weekend, inabot kami nang 2nights & 3 days dahil nagbutas pa kami nang daan & yung trail na dinaanan namin kailangan pa nang rope para mag rappell dahil magkabila ay bangin. buti nalang at si mang rey ay isang napakahusay na guide at siya ang nagtabas nang mga sanga sanga sa amin dadaanan, may water source sa pagkalagpas nang rope segment mga 800+MASL.After nun walk in the park nalang pa descent hanggang grassland hanggang makarating kau nang kalsada na nang mariveles.

Lampara Mountaineer

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Lampara Mountaineers; you made it in the LOST Trail way back circa 2010..Enrty point: Sitio Duhatan Brgy Saysain, Bagac Bataan
Exit point: Sitio Signal, Brgy Upper Biyaan, Mariveles Bataan


LOST Mountaineers

Anonymous said...

I hope in our 3rd attempt since 2010 freedom climb, to finish the Pantingan to tarak traverse. even though we conquer 6 unnamed peaks without guide while traversing mariveles range and exit in brgy. biyaan, 2 attempt from the same exit point last june 2010 & jan.2012. thank you for other mountineer trying to traverse this range. only few guide know this trail of pantingan. Rey and some kids (aeta.)soon this traverse to tarak will be open to experience the ridging of mariveles range.

to finish where we succesfully failed.ea
Height has nothing to do with it, it is your strength that counts owen
LOST MOUNTINEERS

Anonymous said...

I hope in our 3rd attempt since 2010 freedom climb, to finish the Pantingan to tarak traverse. even though we conquer 6 unnamed peaks without guide while traversing mariveles range and exit in brgy. biyaan, 2 attempt from the same exit point last june 2010 & jan.2012. thank you for other mountineer trying to traverse this range. only few guide know this trail of pantingan. Rey and some kids (aeta.)soon this traverse to tarak will be open to experience the ridging of mariveles range.

to finish where we succesfully failed.ea
Height has nothing to do with it, it is your strength that counts owen
LOST MOUNTINEERS

Anonymous said...

Congratulations HAKBANG OUTDOOR for successfully traversing Sitio Gabon/Mt. Pantingan (entry point) to Mt. Tarak/Brgy. Alas-asin (exit point) in 2 days & 2 nights! Job well done for reaching the highest peak and all other peaks of Tarak mountain ranges.

Thanks to Mang Rey Jimenez & Mang Roel “Batwat” Hamog for their combined expertise in supporting the group to surmount Mt. Pantingan and all the Tarak mountain ranges.

Organizer: Mark Batiancila of Hakbang Outdoor
PAN-TARAK PENITENSYA CLIMB
April 5-8, 2012

Nota Bene:
For the itinerary, you may email the organizer at ninja_kakeru@yahoo.com.

HAKBANG OUTDOOR said...

Sir GId, Maraming salamat po sa inyo at sa inyong site.. kung hindi po dahil sa Pinoy Mountaineer hindi po namin ma tratraverse ang Mt. Pantingan Sitio Gabon Traverse Tarak Sitio Alas Asin, Dto po namin nakuha ang Karamihan sa Information about sa Plano naming traverse.. Sabi ng Aming mga Guide na Si mang REy At Mang Ruel.. Ang Pinaka mataas na Peak ng Tarak ay Now lang Naakyat, kaya po ako po ay nagpapasalamat sa lahat kasama na din dun sa mga Blogger na nag bibigay ng mga information.. Pag pAtuloy po ntn ang PAg TUTULUNGAN nga Mga MOUNTAINEER.... eto po ung mga Nadaanan namin at ginawan ng Pangalan... Pantingan Peak 1, Pantingan Peak 2, Junction(Maculiat, Biyaan, Hakbang Trail), Roel Batwat River, daang Cowboy, Rey Ridge, Tarak Highest Peak.. and all other Peak of Tarak Mountain Range.. yan po ang aming nadaanan.. dahil po yan sa pag tyatyaga ng aming dalawang guide saamin... ngayon po sinisikap naming maging open po ang traverse na ito..... muli po ako po Mark Anthony Batiancila ng HAKBANG OUTDOOR ay nag papasalamat sa Pinoy Mountaineer and sa mga Blogger na nandito... Climb More and Climb safe....

Anonymous said...

Mga Sir/Ma'am,pag lilinaw lang po ang sakin,wala pong Tarak mountain range,ang kabuuan po ng bundok na ito ay tinatawag na Mariveles mountain range w/c include the Pantingan Peak in the west side,then Dagat-dagatan Peak and Mt.Bataan and in the east side is Tarak Peak and Vintana Peak.El SACO Peak is the true Tarak Peak.Actually Pantingan Peak is the highest in the mariveles caldera,i'm a mountain climber too,Vintana Peak na ang next target ko sa mariveles mountain range.salamat po sa inyo mga sir/ma'am...im from Mariveles,Bataan.

HAKBANG OUTDOOR said...

thx po sa info sir.. kahit po kc ung guide namin nalilito eh hmm ung katabi po ng mt. pantingan ay dagatdagatan pero me tinuturo pa po cla na mt. maculiat hmm dko po sure kung san banda un.. but sir thx sa info.. sabi po ng guide namin dpo nila alam ung mga peak na yan dala ko po ung mga names ng mga peak pero d nila alam kung saan banda ung mga yan.. pero sir thx sa info now alam ko na kung saan kmi nag sipag daan.. maraming salamat po :)

Anonymous said...

caution lang sa limatik sa bandang camp papuntang peak!

HAKBANG OUTDDOR said...

Congrats po sa Another Successful Climb ng Ilang members ng Hakbang Sa Pantingan Traverse Tarak Traverse.. in 2 days.... Ke Raquel And Ke Marlon Congrats Po.. Pag Gusto nu po ng IT... Contact us @ HAKBANG Outdoor Sa Facebook or Ke Mang Rey... Galing Tlga Congratssss!!!!! Sana Po Try Nyo Po ito kc kakaibang Expi.....

HAKBANG OUTDOOR said...

Congrats po sa Another Exploration ng Ilan sa aming mEmber sa Pantingan Traverse Tarak Traverse kay Raquel Calusir and Marlon Torres... Kinuha nila to in 2days... Salamat din sa Guide na si Mang Rey.. na walang Sawang pag tulong sa Pag Guide samin.... if ever na gusto nyo ng IT Contact nu Po si Mang REY or ang HAKBANG Outdoor... sna po Ma experience Nyu Po ung Climb na ito.. Thx Po :)

jose barcena said...

MT.PANTiNGAN trav to TARAK
FEB 2 to FEB 3

met date/time/place:
feb 1, 8pm @ cubao genesis.


safe budget for 10pax.
1,100php ... ALL in ALL
"EXCEPT FOOD" :D





09465331573


http://www.facebook.com/events/156044351211239/?fref=ts

jose barcena said...

mt.pantingan travers to mt.tarak done :)

day 1 (9.5 to 10hrs of trek)
0530 start trek
0730 dannys gate
1000 flat surface; kuyakoy; prep lunch then lunch
1200 back to trek
1930 batwat river cama; pitch tent
dinner socials
2300 lights off

day 2 (8 to 8.5hrs of trek)
0500 wake up call; break fast;
kuyakoy; break camp
0900 start trek
1030 daang COWBOY
1400 sky wall ; late lunch
1430 back to trek
1530 the real summit of tarak;
LiL rest take pics
1600 START descent
1830 jump off.


nga po pla ,along the
trail of daang cowboy, sa sky wall
may mga nag sulat po,
ewan q kung pra san un :)
pra b mging cikat ? :D
oh ayan CIKAT KNA napuna kna ee ^_^

pti along the trail of
mt.tarak ung "BAET" b un ? :D

D nmn po aq glit or
naiinis , pero po
sana alam po ntn ung
bawal at ung bwal at ung bawal :)

cgro po d nyo alam gngwa nyo
or gs2 nyo tlga ung
nagawa nyo, or bka po kulang
lng tlga ng mg papaalala ..

sna po ay wla ng sumunud sa mga
nag vandal dun :)
salamat .

note: kung gs2 nyo po
mging cikat,
ilagay nyo po ung
full name nyo at adress
pangalan ng tatay,
nanay, trabaho nila,
kulay ng mata, NANG BUDHi, pati kulay ng ETHICs :)
WAG PO UNG GGMIT pa kyo
ng name ng ibang GRUPO ,
or ibang name ng kung cnu man :))


un lng po then TNX ^_^..

Anonymous said...

We survived 2 days hard climb... Pantingan Peak-Tarak Peak Traverse last March 28-29,2013.kahit wala kaming guide dahil may ibang nag pa guide kay mang Rey,nasundan naman namin ang trail,Congrats sa mga members ng Dong-in Outdoor Society na kasama ko (Arnold Maninang,Dong Cabalu,Anthony dela Cruz,Jayson Capa,Anthony Ariola at Mr KJ Park)Sa maga gusto mag try ng traverse ingat lang po kayo.

jose barcena said...

hihi congrats :)
isa aq sa may gwa ng mga tree hacks dian whahaha

mga baby hacks :D

pero cla mamang guide
ang lalaki ng tree hakcs ^_^

congrats DOS^_^

jose barcena said...

sir DOS.

kita pb mga tree hacks ?

hehe kc yan lng ggmitin
q kpg binalikan q ung pantarak ee? hehe ..

sna kita pa . ung old tree hacks
at baby tree hacks :D

Anonymous said...

May 11 - 12 event...sino po ang intresadong sumama...just txt or call me 09233343053

HAKBANG OUTDOOR said...

Hi Po Congrats ko lng po ang HAKBANG OUTDOOR for Creating New trail From Pantingan Bagac Bataan to Bataan Peak(Maculiat) Mariveles Bataan Via Ridges..
Hope Ma experience po at maalagaan po ng ating mga kasamang Bundukeros... At sa mga Bundokeros po ntn na naglalagay ng mga Ribons Sna Po WAG na.. Kc Parang D maganda ito dahil nawawala ang excitement and Thrill pag aakyatin ng iba ang Bundok..nagmumuka lng pong basura ang mga ribbons na ito... Obvious nmn po ang trail.. at wala nmn pong ibang daan kundi un lng.. sna po Pangalagaan ntn lagi ang bundok na ito salamat..... FYI nag tanggal po ako ng mga LAMPAS 100 na ribbons dto... Salamat.....

jose barcena said...

congratz hakbang outdoors :D ... hehe tlgang d nyo nilubayan ung mariveles ranges hehehe ^_^ ..

ribbon ??? tsk tsk naku nmn ....
itsura n nmn ng trail niyan .. tsk

jepoi said...

active dito sir jose ah..
ahihihihi...



-jepoi
ICONS / BOG's

Anonymous said...

Mga tropang bundokero we will have climb this coming oct 5-6, tx me f interested to join. 09223997423.

jose barcena said...

pantingan trav to mt.tarak
(IT ng swipper w/c means normal pacer)

day 0
2315 ETD to Bagac, Bataan via rented jeep

day1
0400 ETA @ jumpoff; b.fast; final prep.
0530 Start trek
0830 Danny's Gate (1st water source)
1115 Paco Campsite; lunch
1240 resume trek
1456 Pantingan peak
2000 Bakwat river; usually ito ang
LAST WATER SOURCE nang nag PanTarak;
small campsite also can acommodate 3to4-2pax tents
2200 emergency dinner;

day2
0010 resume trek
0030 ETA @ e.camp; pitch tent; lights off
0700 wake up call; b.fast; break camp
1030 start trek
1120 daang cowboy
1300 sky wall; lunch
1530 resume trek
1600 EL Saco the reaL peak ng TARAK
1615 resume trek
1830 papaya river
2100 nanay cordings mansion :)
2200 brgy. ng alas-asin

kung commute:
1st 3p cubao to "ala-uli, bataan" 11pm onwards (210php)

ala-uli to jump off ng Pantingan (500php/trike for 3pax)

note:
-last 3p ng mariveles,alas-asin to manila is 6pm;
-therefore need mg jeep pa Balanga (55php) KUNG
6pm onwards n kyo mkakadting ng kanto ng TARAK ,
from balanga meron pang byaheng pa manila;
last 3p ng BALANGA to MANiLA is
8:50pm to 9:00pm (200php)



regular guidefee: 2k to 2.5k
reg.fee: 40php

GUIDES:
mang rey 0928-2609-645
mang bakwat 0946-5362-409



---pinag sikapan q pa i type kht mbgal aq mg type,
haha sna maka tulong arrangment na to sa gustOng
tumulad samin :)

"ang tunay na hardcore , ay nsa dulo at pinupulikat,
kya late :) ..

-sir ed
-sir tristan
-sir randy
-sir lord
-mam cake
-andy


kung my tnung just tx me

JOSE BARCENA
0909-6523-478
0935-1719-634

vhaturgo said...

mga sir magkno po rate ng guide sa pantingan overnyt po ? tska po ilan kasya tent kung s summit mag camp? tnx- vhaturgo

vhaturgo said...

mga sir magkno po rate ng guide sa pantingan overnyt po ? tska po ilan kasya tent kung s summit mag camp? tnx- vhaturgo

Anonymous said...

mga sir baka din po meron kau contact n pde rent n jip from balanga terminal to jump off. tnx po. pde nyo din po itxt sakin 09437257815 09192209270 tnx po.

Anonymous said...

Hi, anyone interested to join me on Pantingan Peak - Day Hike this coming Sunday? Text me at 09175949646

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