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OBIJUANKENOBI71Route Climbed: Portilla del crampón Date Climbed: Agosto 2001  Sucess!

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El Almanzor es una cumbre a la cual he subido en 5 ocasiones. La primera de ellas hace unos 18 años, en una de las excursiones que organizaba el grupo gredos de montaña de Arenas de San Pedro y de las que era asiduo.

Esta última vez subí en una pequeña excursión que hicimos con mi mujer y unos amigos. Llegamos por la carretera de Hoyos del Espino hasta la Plataforma de Gredos, donde empezamos la marcha hacia el prado de las pozas, zona a partir de la cual se empina el camino hasta llegar a la loma de los Barrerones, donde se agradece un trago de agua fresca en la fuente de los cavadores. Siguiendo el camino, al ver el pluviométro se nos presenta la impresionante vista del circo de gredos con el pico Almanzor dominándolo. A partir de aquí descendemos dejando a la izquierda el Morezón hasta llegar a la Laguna Grande de Gredos, desde donde subimos al Almanzor por la ruta de la Portilla del crampón, la cual es la mas frecuentada por su escasa dificultad y además por ser el punto mas directo si subimos desde la laguna grande de gredos.

Ni que decir tiene la impresionante vista que tenemos en la cumbre, donde junto al vértice geodésico en un día claro contemplamos la vista de tres comunidades, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla-León y Extremadura.





(The Almanzor is a summit to which I have ascended in 5 occasions. The first of them about 18 years ago, in one of the trips that organized the group Gredos de montaña de Arenas de San Pedro and of those that it was assiduous.

This last time I ascended in a small trip that we made with my wife and some friends. We arrive for the highway of Hoyos del Espino until the Plataforma de Gredos, where we begin the march toward the prado de las pozas, area starting from which zooms the road until arriving to the hill of the Barrerones, where we is appreciated a swig of fresh water in the source of the diggers. Following the road, when seeing the pluviometer is presented the impressive view of the gredos circus with the summit Almanzor dominating him. Starting from here we descend leaving to the left the Morezón until arriving at the Big Lagoon of Gredos, from where we ascend to the Almanzor for the route of the Portilla del crampón, which is the but frequented by their scarce difficulty and also to be the point but direct if we ascend from the big lagoon of gredos.

Neither that to say has the impressive view that we have in the summit, where next to the geodesic vertex in a clear day contemplate the view of three communities, Castilla La Mancha, Castila-León and Extremadura.)
Posted Jun 11, 2002 10:04 am

Diego SahagúnRoute Climbed: Portilla del Crampón Normal Date Climbed: 1978/14 October 2000  Sucess!

Diego Sahagún

I don´t remind very much the first time that I reached the summit of Almanzor, but it could be on Summer 1978 with my father, when I was 8 years-old. I´ve must climb it near 10 times, in most cases by this route. The last time that I went there was on Autumn 2000. A cousin and me left the little hut of Reguero Llano (1.910 m) on Prado de las Pozas, after hide one of our back-packs into the bushes because nobody kept it. There were no free places on Refugio Elola that night. Walked up to Los Barrerones (2.183 m), descent to Laguna Grande and climbed Almanzor, then a little descent and climbed to Cuerno del Almanzor (2.538 m). Then joined to a new friend wich came from Cuchillar (ridge) de Ballesteros. He wanted to go rounding Circo de Gredos by its ridges but he were tired and joined us, back to Laguna Grande, Los Barrerones, Refugio de Reguero Llano and Plataforma.
Posted Feb 17, 2002 11:06 am

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