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Mt.Manalmon Climb

January 29, 2018
Mt. Manalmon

Mt. Manalmon ClimbOriginal intent up to the time we are at the jump off point at Madlum was to climb Mt. Gola. It was closed for the day because of high waters of the river so we climbed Mt. Manalmon instead.

There were a number of accidents in Madlum River of San Rafael, Bulacan before so I had this impression that you’ll cry tears but they won’t allow you to climb because of that warning.

Mt Manalmon at 160mASL, 2/9 difficulty, with easy rappeling as final ascent to the peak. is a relatively easy climb even for kids. It was a day before Christmas and this was how me and my cousins on my mother side opted to spend Christmas eve.

Expenses:

Php20/pax- paid at the woman before the rough road started

Php10/pax – paid at the jump-off point upon registration

Php300 – guide fee (guide is compulsory for safety purposes)

Driving directions:

From Guiguinto, we drove through MacArthur Highway passing by the towns of Plaridel, Baliuag, San Rafael, San Ildefonso then San Miguel. We turned right at Camias-Sibul Road up to barangay hall of Sibul. From there we just asked the locals directions on how to get to the Madlum jumpoff point.

If you’re from Manila, I suggest take NLEX and exit at Sta. Rita then drive through to the towns I just mentioned.

There are simple sari-sari stores at the jumpoff point should you need water, candies, and other emergency trail foods.

Climbing Permit

Contact Tata Carling at 09195746470 a few days before your climb. He will arrange and coordinate your permits but chances are, he won’t be your climbing guide. You may get the services of authorized (with ID) guides on the Madlum jumpoff point itself.

Safety Precautions

Aside from employing the services of a guide, observe the dashed lines of white paint on the summit and the large rock before the peak. They serve as warnings meaning climbers shouldn’t go beyond that line near the edge. Yup, not even for photo ops.

Other Activities 

Swimming at Madlum River. Our guide finished his job when he left us upon descent but he said we can swim in the river but we should take extra care. River current seemed gentle but it was strong!

Check out our photos below!

Mt. Manalmon Climb

 

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon

Mt. Manalmon

Mt. Manalmon

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon Climb

Mt. Manalmon Climb

 

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