Please submit any useful information about climbing Tarak Ridge or Mariveles that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Tarak Ridge or Mariveles, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
It would take four to six hours endurance trekking to the peak(depending on the trekker)and 3-4 hours going down. 2-3 days if there would be camping at the Papaya River or at the ridge. The trail starts by the road in Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan. At the Cogon hill area, there will be a fork on the trail. The left is the Panikian trail and the right is the Papaya trail which leads to Papaya river camping site(half-way). After Papaya river, steep climbing will follow for 1.5 to 2.5 hours(depending on the trekker). A climb on a grassy slope with lose rocks will follow and lead to Tarak ridge. Strong winds should be expected on the ridge but there's a base camp with trees for cover. At the ridge, you may assault the peaks which is another steep climb. The climb is on an open grassy slope. Care is a must to avoid fall to the deep sides of the ridge. Once on top, the view is very very good.