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Risco de la Portilla del Crampón
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Risco de la Portilla del Crampón

 
Risco de la Portilla del Crampón

Page Type: Route

Location: Avila, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 40.24940°N / 5.2985°W

Object Title: Risco de la Portilla del Crampón

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: PD

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Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Jul 21, 2002 / Jul 21, 2002

Object ID: 156702

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Introduction


This is the route used when you come from Cuchillar de las Navajas (2.508 m at El Sagrao) or Circo de Gredos integral. It's longer than Portilla del Crampón Normal ROUTE but offers greater views.

Approach


See MAIN PAGE / "Overview" section to get to the base of the climb, Refugio (hut) Elola.

Route Description


From the hut (1.945 m) hike SW, crossing Hoya Antón as if you'd follow Portilla del Crampón Normal ROUTE. Ascend the increasing scree slopes to Portilla (gap) Bermeja (2.418 m). Then follow the right ridge, reach Risco de la Portilla del Crampón (2.562 m) and descend to Portilla del Crampón (2.538 m). Finally climb Almanzor SW face as Portilla del Crampón Normal ROUTE. 2-3 hours.

Essential Gear


Crampons, ice axe, hammer axe, ice screws, carabiners, harness and rope are very recomended early in the season.

Images

I (to the right) and probably...ALMANZOR NE FACE: this sketch...Two hikers descending from...From near to far: Risco...Dawn at Prado de las Pozas....Panorama looking SW from Los...