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We were suppose to start our climb around 6:00am-6:30am but we got lost and went to the other town instead of Brgy Mascap. So we started our climb around 8:30am, usually it takes around 2 hours to get to the summit but it took us 3 hours because of the heat.
Had lunch at the summit - it's the first pic. Then we started our descent which took us 3 hours.
Make sure to bring at least 4 Liters of water in case you'll climb it this summer. There are limited tindahan you can buy water from. Maybe if it's not that hot 2-3 liters will suffice.
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I recommend you look for Guide named Jun brother of the helpdesk in the brgy.
Public (1) Van, Cubao to Montalban (Eastwood) [P50; 1-1.5 hours]
(2) Jeep or trike, Montalban (Eastwood) to Wawa [P7.50-P10; <30 mins]Alternatively, take any transport to Montalban (i.e. via Marikina) then take (2)
Approximately 2-3 hours travel time because of various stops and delays. Private. Head out to Rodriguez, Rizal via Marikina and San Mateo, then follow the road to Wawa Dam. There is an entrance of P50 for private vehicles. Parking slots are available in front of the tourism office Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours travel time.
(1) Logbook at the DENR station in Wawa.
(2) Logbook at the Tourism Office in Wawa.
(3) Logbook at the barangay hall
P2 registration per person and donation of any amount
Available; assigned at the tourism office/ barangay hall. No fixed rates but P400/day is suggested (add more if twin dayhikes)
+639493956589 (Emman, guide)
+639473868778 (Ogie, guide)
+639983266559 (Richard Salina, guide)
+639295497211 (Joni – barangay)
Please share more contact numbers if you have them. Better to call the contacts rather than text as they may always have load.
Campsites and waypoints
Possible at the summit and at the transmission tower area, among others, but usually done as a dayhikeWaypoints:
(1) Bamboo Bridge 14°43′37.9′′ N, 121°11′36.2′′, 55 MASL
(2) Waterfalls 14°44′8.11′′ N, 121°12′5.18′′, 203 MASL
(3) Transmission Tower 14°44′46.8′′ N, 121°12′11.4′′, 435 MASL
(+) abundant along the river system
Sporadic along the trail and the summit
Bamboo bridge-crossing near Wawa Dam
River trekking for first half of the trail. Usually manageable but caution during the rainy season.
As mentioned above – be very cautious when hiking during the rainy season or during/after heavy rains
Mts. Pamitinan and Binacayan
Mt. Hapunang Banoi
Rock climbing in Mt. Pamitinan
Swimming by Wawa Dam
Traverse to Brgy. Mascap (see above)
Facilities at jumpoff
(+) Sari-sari stores
(+) Carinderias / paluto
(+) Wash-up / shower places
(+) Cottages by Wawa DamThere are gloves available at the DENR office for P50 pesos each.
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