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Normal Route

Normal Route

Normal Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Sierra Nevada, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 37.06670°N / 3.3667°W

Object Title: Normal Route

Route Type: Hike, some scree and rocks close to the summit

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: maulwurf

Created/Edited: Feb 20, 2002 / Feb 20, 2002

Object ID: 156226

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Use the road from Granada to Prado Llano, the industrial skiing area in the Sierra Nevada. From there, further up the road, you'll reach Hoya de la Mora (2.250m), where the trail begins just above the parking lots.

Route Description

The easiest, safest and least attractive way is to simply follow the road. An alternative is to use the trail which starts right at the control point (you'll remark a Madonna statue to your left: that's where you have to go to). The trail itself is not marked well and can be difficult to find during bad weather conditions. In parts, you will have to cross the road (which can be helpful for orientation). Once you are high above the skiing area and the new observatory, you can access the summit by a straight hike over scree and rocks.

Essential Gear

Depending on season and weather take appropriate hiking gear with you (boots, rain gear, map, compass, etc.)

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Diego SahagĂșnRoute Comment

Diego SahagĂșn

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I thought that I should improve this page with more information about the route. As well, you could start higher, at Albergue Universitario (2.550 m).
Posted Sep 22, 2004 12:58 pm

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part of the Map of the Sierra...Veleta North Face