We climbed from refugio de Poqueira following the ravine of river mulhacen to Col de Mosca. We climbed the nice Puntal de la Caldera (3220m), beautiful ridge of grade I+, and we returned to Mulhacen to walk the west slopes to the summit. We descended across the SE slope to Siete lagunas to turn to get the entry to the route of Alcazaba from south. We leaved the route in a col turning to west to Peñón del Globo (3288m) and the ridge to Puntal de la Cornisa (3313m), reaching Alcazaba across the easy west ridge. We returned to siete lagunas to reach the south col of Mulhacen after a good path, descending to refugio de Poqueira in a total traverse of 10 hours and half
Soloing from the hut of Poqueira Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2005
Went alone over the south slope of Mulhacén all the way to 'Cañada de las 7 lagunas' (getting lost in that huge place), and progressing over the south slopes of the mountain (in traverse). There was already a lot of snow but good weather.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe