It was Kuya Ariel who planned and lead the climb. We had our pre-climb meet at Bonifacio High Street on May 16, 2009. We’ve planned the meeting time, meeting place and things to bring.
We climbed Pico de Loro on May 23, 2009. It was just me, Kuya Ariel and Suzzie. The climb was great, pace was maintained, and we enjoy each other’s company.
There we 3 groups already at the camping area when we arrived. We planned on going to the summit the next morning so we just had photo ops the whole afternoon.
More mountaineering groups arrived at dusk. We were pissed off with this one group behind us. They were drinking, singing and were so noisy the whole night. They were talking trash about girls they’ve been out with. I thought “is this really what guys talk about when they drunk?”. I don’t think so. I have guy friends and they’re not like these people when they’re drunk.
Anyway, live and let live right?! =)
We woke up early the next morning to go to the summit. Pico de Loro has two rock towers. I don’t do rock climbing and haven’t tried wall climbing yet (though my boyfriend is a climbing trainer). Climbing the second tower was really exhilarating. They said, we needed some ropes to climb it but with Kuya Ariel’s inspiring words and cheers, we were able to climb up in bare hands. Stimulating adrenalin rush there!
My Pico Climb was actually one of the best climbs I had. I’ll surely go back.