Location: North 36:41.929, West 005:00.699 (GPS at the summmit)
Saddle: North 36:40.926, West 004:59.825 at elevation 1687 meter.
Climbed November 21, 2004.
Difficulty: YDS class 2.
How to get there:
From Malaga, go west along the sea passing Marbella to the exit at
San Pedro. Go north on A-397 towards the city of Ronda. This road has
kilometer markers that count down. The trailhead is on a sideroad that
goes right after kilometer 14 and before kilometer 13. This road is marked
with a big sign saying Parque National Sierra de Las Nieves. Further, there
is an arrow pointing to Los Quejigales. This location is N36:39.646, W005:05.960,
at elevation 1079 meter.
The first 800 meter of the road is
paved, the rest is dirt, but aside from some bumps and humps, the road is
quite fine for ordinary cars.
There are a number of smaller roads forking off, stay on what appears to be the
main road. Just after crossing a (dry) creek on a bridge, keep left when the road forks.
The trailhead with parking is located 9.7 kilometers
along this road, elevation 1285 meter, coordinates N36:41.436, W005:02.713. Route description:
The route follows the route to
Torrecilla as far as to the circular
stone structure. From here, fork left and hike off-trail along the ridge that gradually
becomes more distinct to the summit ahead. Comments:
I hiked this peak on my return from Torrecilla, 1919 meter. See this
entry for a more complete update and practical information.