Mt. Damas Traverse

Mount Damas
San Clemente, Tarlac
Major jumpoff: Dueg Resettlement, San Clemente Tarlac
Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac
LLA: 685 MASL
Days required/ Hours to summit: 1-2 days/ 4-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 5/9, trail class 1-3

Trivia
The first 45 minutes of descent through the cogon grass will lead you to a river. From there 30 minutes of river crossing will commence the 3 hour assault to the summit. The trail from this point is not well established but guides can be asked to clear the trail so expect a lot of rest in during the assault. A small nipa hut can be found around 30 minutes before the peak to provide shelter in case of a downpour or strong winds since the summit itself has no pronounced windbreakers. 2 and a half hour descent to Ubod falls. Again, the trail is not well established and the slope gets steeper as you descend towards the river from this point 15 minutes of river trekking will take you to Si-eL falls. Another 30 minutes of river trekking will lead you to the 120 foot Ubod falls. From there, one can have lunch and explore the area…

Source of details above: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2011/08/mt-damastraverse-685-in-san-clemente.html

ITINERARY

Option 1

Day 1
0800 : Assembly at 5 Star Bus Station Cubao
0930 : ETD to Canding, San Clemente
1100 : ETA, Canding, San Clemente
1300 : ETD to Dueg resettlement
1700 : ETA, Dueg resettlement(jump off)
1800 : Start trek to Mt. Damas
2145 : Summit Mt. Damas!
2300 : Dinner / socials

Day 2
0600 : Wake-up call
0630 : Breakfast
0800 : Break camp
0830 : Start trek to Ubod Falls
1145 : ETA, Ubod Falls
1300 : Resume trek to Papaac Camiling
1645 : ETA, Brgy.Papaac, Camiling Tarlac
1800 : ETA, Siesta Bus Station Tarlac
1830 : Take Bus back to Manila

Option 2

Day 1
0500 Assembly at Siesta Bus Station Tarlac
0530 ETD to Canding, San Clemente
0700 ETA, Canding, San Clemente
0730 ETD to Dueg resettlement
0830 ETA, Dueg resettlement(jump off)
9000 Start trek to Mt. Damas
1200 Summit Mt. Damas!
1830 Dinner time!
1930 SOCIALS,SOCIALS,SOCIALS
2200 Lights off.

Day 2
0600 Wake-up call
0630 Breakfast
0800 Break camp
0830 Start trek to Ubod Falls
1030 ETA, Ubod Falls
1300 Resume trek to Papaac Camiling
1600 ETA, Brgy.Papaac, Camiling Tarlac
1800 ETA, Siesta Bus Station Tarlac

This climb won’t be possible without the help of Chad Torres and Game-Nest. Thank You!

*Observe Basic Mountaineering Course… Please put all candy wrapper/chocolate wrapper/cigarette butt in your packet during trek… LEAVE NO TRACE!

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