Dalayapan Peak Summit Log (#22308)
- Signed By: Dennis S. Ella
- Date Submitted: March 22, 2012
- Date(s) climbed: July 18, 2002 and March 25, 2005
- Number of People Encountered: 0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Belle’s Buttress /South Face (July 18, 2002)
With Mariebelle Porras, I climbed Dalayapan Peak through Belle’s Buttress, one of several buttresses leaning on the South Face, in the third day of the climbing expedition, coming from the trail-head in Barrio Gawahon.
Our party found no signs of prior passage on the Buttress, particularly from the point shortly above the logging road which is around 300 meters above the bottom of Sicaba-Wala Creek and onto the summit-wall. We found the forest on the summit in pristine state. The hovering fog afforded us a visibility to 5 meters, denying us the chance to observe over the northern side of the peak.
North Face (March 25, 2005)
The 8-man party I led included Joseph Victor Magdato, Glenn Sorbito, Jhon Paul Salcedo, Nolan Hinolan, Tristan Opinion, Trivon Opinion and Jeffrey Legaspi . We set out from Barrio Gawahon on March 24, 2005 for our first-day camp in Sicaba-Wala Creek.
The next day, we scrambled up the logging road on the southern side of Dalayapan and followed it past the eastern side to position at a point of the logging road in the northern side, just 430 meters below the summit. We hacked a trail on the forest on the steep wall and walked a short distance westward along the summit-ridge towards the summit by mid-afternoon.