Monte Victoria (Cerro de San Cristóbal)

  • Monte Victoria (Cerro de San Cristóbal)
  • 197 m
  • Primary factor 82 m
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Location: North 36.73152, West 004.40677 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed September 16, 2016
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1


How to get there:
This small mountain with some TV antennas on its top, is located in the city of Malaga. In fact, it is a short walk from the old historic center of town.
From the pedestrian center of the old, historic town, walk uphill with the old fortifications on your right hand side. This route will get you to a street that crosses the col between the small hill with the old fortress and your target hill. One may either walk uphill while moving a bit right, or find a stair-based walk-way that climbs to the white terasse buildings on the lower part of the hill (There are at least two such routes). Walk right on the highest road until you find the small road that zig-zags up to the summit. The summit area is partly fenced in, protecting some communication antennas. However, you are essentially at the summit at a point right outside of the fence.
I firmly believed that this hill was the closest hilltop to the Malaga center that had at least 100 meter of prominence. Unfortunately, upon my return and a closer inspection of the maps, it turned out that this was overly optimistic.
Still, this is a nice stroll that gets you to a good view point.