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Montón de Trigo via Peña Bercial in winter

 
Montón de Trigo via Peña Bercial in winter

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Object Title: Montón de Trigo via Peña Bercial in winter

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Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Feb 24, 2008 / Feb 27, 2008

Object ID: 383309

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Introduction

On January 7th 2008 I drove to Las Dehesas de Cercedilla, Madrid. There I parked near Chalet de Peñalara road barrier (1405 m). There were many people in Las Dehesas but once I started (1:00 PM) the climb I only found some groups. First I ascended W wards in the pinewood through Poyal de la Garganta. This section was hard and I lost the trail til I reached the forest trail (RV.6) wich joins Colla de Rey and Collado de Marichiva (1749 m). I followed it to the col and took a path to Peña Bercial. At 2:30 PM and 1790 m approximately I stopped (30 min) next to a rocky wall for having lunch. I re-started ascending Peña Bercial (1999 m) S flank. There was few snow that day on the mountains despite winter time. Temperature was high (12ºC maximum) in that first section and a few grades above 0ºC in the end.

Once on Peña Bercial summit (3:40 PM), where I took some photos, I walked and ran to Cerro Minguete (2023 m - 4:00 PM) top through Collado de Peña Bercial (1975 m). Pushed forward on PR.4 to Collado del Minguete (1986 m) and started Montón de Trigo (2155 m) climb. Reached the summit at 4:30 PM, stopped 10 minutes for eating something and taking pics and started the descent on same path to the last col. Then I traversed Cerro Minguete NE face on deep snow heading to Puerto de la Fuenfría (1796 m - 5:30 PM). Took Camino de los Cospes to Fuen Fría, where I filled my canteen of fresh water, returned to Puerto de la Fuenfría and descended along Calzada Romana to Chalet de Peñalara. Finally I walked on the closed road to the barrier (6:30 PM). It has been a nice day on Valle de la Fuenfría mountains. I had benefited from my solo climb in that beautiful pinewood. There was a sea of clouds wich only left highest peaks of Sierra de Guadarrama above it. So I also enjoyed taking photos.

External Links

Ascensión al Motón de Trigo.

Dehesas Cercedilla - Marichiva - Pto Fuenfría - Monton de trigo - carretera República - Calzada Romana.

Cerro Minguete (2.023 m.) y Montón de Trigo (2.154 m).

MONTÓN DE TRIGO.

De Las Dehesas al Montón de Trigo.

Images


Peña del Aguila from the N-NE

Peña del Aguila from the N-NE

Calzada Romana below Puerto de la Fuenfría (1796 m)

Calzada Romana below Puerto de la Fuenfría (1796 m)

View from Montón de Trigo to the SW

View from Montón de Trigo to the SW

Sierra del Valle and Sierra del Cabezo

Sierra del Valle and Sierra del Cabezo

Macizo de Peñalara from Cerro Minguete NE face

Macizo de Peñalara from Cerro Minguete NE face

La Maliciosa W face

La Maliciosa W face

Cuerda Larga and Siete Picos from the west

Cuerda Larga and Siete Picos from the west

Sea of clouds from Montón de Trigo S flank

Sea of clouds from Montón de Trigo S flank

View from Calzada Romana to the S-SW

View from Calzada Romana to the S-SW

Siete Picos from the SW-W

Siete Picos from the SW-W

Oso

Oso

Pinareja

Pinareja

Macizo de Peñalara from the SW-W

Macizo de Peñalara from the SW-W

Montón de Trigo S flank

Montón de Trigo S flank

Fuen Fría

Fuen Fría




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