Montana la Barquita

  • Montana la Barquita
  • 1809 m
  • Primary factor 101 m
  • Location: North 28.59912, West 017.83984 (GPS at the summit)
  • Palma, Canary Islands.
  • Difficulty: Class 1 (YDS)
  • Climbed March 16, 2019


How to get there:
See Volcan de la Deseada.
Route description:
This summit is located along a nicely curved ridge. A more distinct summit, but 2 meter lower, is Pico Birigoyo connected via a shallow saddle to the north. The trail climbs Montana Barquita in several zig-zags directly from its key col on the south. This col is also easily connected to the main Ruta de los Volcanes trail.
Alternatively, one can climb the two peaks directly from El Pilar. In this case, follow the paved road to the main crest (a slight uphill a few hundred meter from the recreational area.) From here, go right /south) following a wide clearing in the forest, sort of like a ski slope. This will get you to location N28.60963, W017.83571, where a warning sign has been posted. Take the trail that this sign does not recommend, it was perfectly fine and I exited that way. This trail will lead you up the main crest, then in many zig-zags to the summit of Pico Birigoyo. This trail continues directy to Montana Barquita. The trail can be followed further south across several smaller tops to join Ruta de los Volcanes just north of Hoya Negro.
See Volcan de la Deseada.