You read it right! A lionness rock and a rhinoceros’ back rock formation exist outside the busy Metro Manila. Imagine nature-made figures, through thousand of years of erosion and corrosion, have formed into the second largest cat in the world (Lion) and one of nature’s largest mammal (Rhinoceros).
These aptly named rock formations are a go-to place for rock climbing enthusiasts and even newbies. First-timers beware though, it is an activity combining hiking and rock climbing at the same time wherein you will have to use your limbs; no rappel, no safety gears other than your gloves and you will have to purely rely on your body strength. If you are a thrill seeker who wants a budget friendly rock scrambling experience, head over to Bigte, Norzagaray Bulacan where these two rock formations are found.
Don’t be fooled by how small the rock formations may seem from the ground. These beasts made of pointy rocks and jagged facades will definitely give you the adrenaline shot you’ve been wanting.
Imagine yourself climbing up an almost 90 degree wall of sharp edged rocks! Be careful not to look down, you might feel a little queasiness.
If that’s not enough, you have another adventure waiting for you, going down the steep slope of the rock formations.
Challenge yourself and take the utlimate selfie on top of the Lioness! Don’t worry the head of the lioness is stable but be warned of strong winds that might make you stumble and fall off the ravine.
The Lioness head and the Rhino’s back rock formation are being developed into a ecotourism site for the mean time after some online support began (#SaveTheLionessandRhinoRock) flooding in just after it was closed to the public by a mining company.
Be sure to check it out on the near future when it gets opened to the public again. The “Daredevil” inside of you might be awaken by the beasts of Norzagaray Bulacan. You’ve been warned though, taming these monsters might leave you grasping for air and out of strength but to conquer a Lion and a Rhino in a day would be such an achievement.