As an alternate plan, Masungi Rock Formation specifically "Pinagpatong" did not failed us.
Masungi Rock Formation offers a lot specially to people who loves outdoor adventures... from Rock Climbing to Spelunking. For our itinerary, we chose "Pinagpatong", Our guide actually chose this one because according to them, these 2 stone pillars were like huge bricks piled. "Pinagpatong patong na bato" where the name Pinagpatong was derived.
First stop is to secure permit and guide for the said adventure. One has to visit Brgy. Cayumbay for the said permit and a courtesy call as well. From highway to Barangay Hall, a 30.00 per pax habal habal ride will take you there. Once secured, take another habal habal ride to Sitio Tablon, Jamboree for 50.00 pesos per pax. Sitio Tablon, Jamboree will serve as the jump off point.
Reaching the Towers was not that easy, first our guide paved the way, crawled among the roots, fitted ourselves to a small opening and pulled ourselves up among the stone walls. Pretty adventure huh! wait there's more.
The First tower was not that difficult to climb, balance and proper grip were much required. A Tree, very young one, is located near the boulder and one must climb this tree in order for him to reach the first gap. Once you get access to the gap, pull yourself up to secure a place then move up to the top most portion.
I got the opportunity to climbed it first and as per our guide...we were the first Mountaineering Group to conquer the said Towers..... which makes me the First Mountaineer/Hiker.... yahoo!!!!
From the top, you will see the Masungi Summit and 360 degree view of the area. Breathtaking...... indeed!
* Additional photos from Sir Ryan and Sir John Jay