Routes, Maps & Inspiration for Self Guided Walking & Hiking in Spain's Sierra Nevada
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Initial ascent through the debris of the ski terrain, then a scrambling ridge Tajos de la Virgen (or avoided by walking path to NW) to unguarded Elorrieta hut (Veleta is an option). Overnight. Ridge to Tajos de los Machos. Down eastern bowl, traverse to Cebollar ruins, zig zag descent, river crossing, forest trail to pickup.
Major peaks covered: Tajos de la Virgen 3191m, Tajos de los Machos 3085m, Cerrillo Redondo 3055m
Notes: Varied terrain specially on Day 2. Elorrieta best overnight viewpoint in the Sierras.
Seasonal notes: The mountain flank to the Elorietta may not be possible under snow as it is an avalanche blackspot. Alternative ascent of Pico del Cartujo will add 3hrs and 300m ascent.
Options: The long south ridge from Cerrillo Redondo is slightly quicker and easier to reach Puente Palo. Possible descent to Lanjaron via Tello for those with an abundance of energy!
N.B Please take note of National Park Rules and Regulations regarding Wild Camping
Recommended map: Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada 1:40000 www.penebetica.com
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