Andalucia province has a wealth of untapped scrambling potential. We shall show you some of the best there is. Many of the routes have been developed by ourselves over the years.
Route philosophy - we are looking for free movement on steep and rocky terrain, involving exposure and constant risk assessment of when/if to utilise a rope for security.
We can show you some of the best scrambles in the Sierra Nevada mountains including the five high mountain scrambles as detailed in Richard Hartley's Cicerone Guide to the Sierra Nevada. In all, three amazing high mountain adventures on ridges and two up buttresses.
Low Mountain <2500m - Year round except July and August
High Mountain >2500m - June, July, August, September, October
Guests should have a good head for heights and have good experience of hillwalking. Instruction will be given where necessary in the basic use of rope and gear for protection and safety.
Had a great time in the Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Cogollos. All the scenery and landscapes are brilliant and definitely worth visiting with multiple scrambles and hikes to choose from. All three of us found it to be a great experience.
Grade 1 No specialist mountaineering skills. Technically easy. Done without a rope.
Grade 2 More serious. Maybe need simple technical skills and rope.
Grade 3 Like grade 2, with simple pitches of easy rock climbing. More technical ropework and protection required.
3(S) serious 3s. Some sections of mod/diff rock climbing
Big thanks for a great couple of days in the hills. We really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. We'll no doubt be back in the area again some time soon.
The Espolón de la Caldera is in fact the NW ridge of the Puntal de la Caldera, found just to the west of Mulhacén’s, Collado de Ciervo, in Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
It gives a rough and sometimes loose scramble with many possibilities for making the ascent easier or tougher to suit…
Describes an wonderful mountain day scrambling and climbing on the west ridge of the Peñón de la Mata in the Sierra de Huetor, N of Granada and the more popular Sierra Nevada.
We had seen this ridge on our last visit to the Peñón de la Mata when we did a scramble on the north eastern flanks…
The west to east traverse of the Puntal de la Caldera gives fine high altitude Sierra Nevada Scrambling opportunities.
Here is a route description of how to do it. Arriving at 2900m we made swift progress on the old road over the Col de Carihuela…
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