OverviewAs there is a road that goes to the 1750 meters of "La Plataforma" very few people wants to go to Almanzor's summit from the small village of Navacepeda de Tormes (1250m)
I recomended to do this route, because in the route that begins in La Plataforma there are lots of people in summer, and in this route are very few people.
The Garganta de Gredos is very nice
Getting ThereThe 3 airports more near to Navacepeda are Salamanca (west), Madrid
(South) and Valladolid (North)
I'M TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION. I WILL FINISH THIS SECTION SOON
Route DescriptionThe route begins in "Puente de las Paredes" (Walls bridge)
after passing the bridge the path of the right is the correct
The path arrives to a saddle in "La cuerda de la Joya" From this saddle you can see the first view of "La Garganta de Gredos" and the "Circo de Gredos"
From the saddle we have to go down to "La Garganta de Gredos" without path. First we have to jump a fence (We don't find a step)
We have to go up by the "Garganta de Gredos" to "Puente de Roncesvalles" (Roncesvalles bridge)
After the "Puente de Roncesvalles" begins the part more impresionant of the excursion. The correct opcion from the "Puente de Roncesvalles" is to continue wining altitude by the "Garganta de Gredos"
In a moment the "Garganta de Gredos" is very steep and you have to change of side of the river (from the right to the left)
The final part of the "Garganta de Gredos" is very impresionant. When you see the first time the "Circo de Gredos" from "La Garganta de Gredos" it looks that is very near, but is more far that it looks
In the "Circo de Gredos" is Elola hut and "Laguna Grande" (Big Lake)
From "Circo de Gredos" you can see the first view of Almanzor
Near the Elola hut there is a signal that indicates the direccion to Almanzor.
When you to the base of Almanzor you can see this view of "Los Tres Hermanitos) (The three brothers)
From Almanzor's base we have to go up by the "Portilla Bermeja" to a desviation with "Portilla del Crampón"
From the top of Portilla del Crampón we have to get a chimney (II) to the summit. We mistake the chimney and we get a more difficult one (possibly III)
We go down by the same route. We go down the correct chimney
Essential GearThe normal to do hiking.
If you are very bad at scrambling is not bad to take a rope.
In winter crampons, piolet, rope...
External LinksPirineos3000 The same route but in spanish
Interest datasTime: We go up and down in 12h36min
Desnivel: 1950m accumulated
Tecnical difficult: A scrambling in the final part (II)