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Elevation: 3,663 ft
GPS: 38.65407, -122.61897
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Shared By: Ed Henicle on May 8, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A remote cliff high on the ridge above the Far Side - follow trail above Kola

These routes were put up while the Deep Water Horizon oil rig was spewing in the Gulf of Mexico. The sea floor area where it sank was ironically called the Macondo Tract. Macondo was the fictitious name of the obscure, ill-fated town whose story is detailed in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's pulitzer prize winning book "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Because the crag is so remote, has loose rock and seemed destined for obscurity, Macondo seemed a most appropriate name at the time.

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Take a direct line from the summit of Kola (top of Far Side) directly toward the South Summit. This trail begins on the saddle just beyond the walk off option of Kola.
Climb a steep 3rd class gully which leads to a trail which switchbacks up the ridge for 500 yards (15 minutes). The trail passes through some fallen pine trees eventually merging with the right (downhill side) of the Macondo Cliff formation. From there it is possible to access the base area, or by going right and up, the summit area.

Approach time is about 1 hour 15 min from car

From the top of the Macondo cliff the trail continues upward for another 500 yards to the south summit area and a branch of the fire road.

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