Approaching the Corredor Diagonal
Approaching the Corredor Diagonal
In the Upper Corredor Central, Barranco del Alhori
In the Upper Corredor Central, Barranco del Alhori
Ice climbing Barranco del Alhori
Ice climbing Barranco del Alhori

Intermediate Winter Climber, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Winter Climbing long weekend based at Ref Postero Alto, Sierra Nevada

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A 3 or 4 day Course for Intermediate Winter Climbers and Mountaineers

The Barranco del Alhori winter mountaineering area is relatively unknown outside of Andalucia, yet local climbers realise the potential in this particular area of the Sierra Nevada. It is snow-sure from December until end of April with plenty of good mountainerering routes available.

Suitable for those who have already acquired basic winter mountaineering skills and wish to progress to experience winter climbing routes.

Highlights

Location and Suggested Itinerary

Suggested 4 Day Itinerary

N.B The suggested hotel we use in Guadix is the Cuervas de Rolondo, a unique “Cave Hotel” close to the motorway.

Day by Day Mountaineering Itinerary

Icefalls location

Day 2 - Icefalls in the Barranco del Alhori

Highlights

  • Ice climbing techniques in an easy icefall
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 35/50 minutes
  • Icefall length: 120m
  • Icefall height difference: 90m
  • Difficulty: WI 1/2
Icefalls in the Barranco Slide 1 Icefalls in the Barranco Slide 2 Icefalls in the Barranco Slide 3
Central Couloir location

Day 3 - Corredor Central del Alhori

Highlights

  • Alpine Climbing
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 2/3 hours
  • Climbing time: 2/4 hours
  • Couloir length: 250m
  • Couloir height difference: 220m
  • Difficulty: PD- 45-50º
Corredor Central del Alhori Slide 1 Corredor Central del Alhori Slide 2 Corredor Central del Alhori Slide 3 Corredor Central del Alhori Slide 4 Corredor Central del Alhori Slide 5
Corredor Diagonal location

Day 4 - Corredor diagonal del Alhorí

Highlights

  • Alpine Climbing
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 2/3 hours
  • Climbing time: 2/4 hours
  • Couloir length: 150m
  • Couloir height difference: 210m
  • Difficulty: PD, 50º
Corredor Diagonal, Alhori Slide 1 Corredor Diagonal, Alhori Slide 2 Corredor Diagonal, Alhori Slide 3 Corredor Diagonal, Alhori Slide 4 Corredor Diagonal, Alhori Slide 5

Dates & Prices

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