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The Maigmó north face

 
The Maigmó north face

Page Type: Route

Location: Alicante, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 38.50116°N / 0.63274°W

Object Title: The Maigmó north face

Route Type: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.3 (YDS)

Difficulty: Easy

Route Quality: 
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Page By: _epueo_

Created/Edited: Aug 29, 2009 / Aug 29, 2009

Object ID: 546990

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Explanation

This north face is a simply scramblig route, there is no similarity with many other north faces, harder, longer,...


Getting There

From Alicante

Take the A7 highway to the Agost crossing, take the CV-805 secondary road until we find a little road on the left that lead us to the Alicante Balcony. 1 or 2 kilometers before this point, in a left curve, we find a forest road closed by a chain with a no entry traffic sign, this is our starting/ending point.


Route Description

Follow this forest road over 15’ until we find a little and quite invisible path on the left (I seem to remember that coincide with another path on the right side), take it and walk among the bush, always in direction to the wall. Once you have arrived, look for an old vertical wire to help us climbing the wall. I DON’T RECOMMEND TO USE IT, THE WIRE IS WRONG ANCHORED and besides, it’s not necessary (III) (photo). If we look back, we see the curious silhouette of the Sierra del Cid with its two summits (photo). Following the track, there is another wire, this one horizontal and better anchored, to cross a rock slope (photo). From here, we’ll reach the summit looking for the best route between the adhesive rock.

The descent, we’ll make it by the “normal” route to the Alicante balcony (East direction). Once we have arrived there, we’ll take the asphalted road to the car.

A wire in the Maigmó north face. 2004.10.15
The first wire. DO NOT USE IT!

Sierra del Cid at the sunset. 2004.10.15
Sierra del Cid east face

A wire in the Maigmó north face. 2004.10.15
The second wire

Essential Gear

Comfortable shoes/clothing
Hat/cap, especially in summer
Water (There is no water around the route)
Camera to take a lot of shots, and sharing here, at summitpost!


Sketch

Maigmó north face sketch
 


In this sketch you can see the route. The red line is the ascent route and the blue one is the descent route.


Images

In the Maigmó summit. 2005.01.05El Maigmó from the north. 2006.10.21From the Maigmó summit. 2005.01.05Sierra del Cid at the sunset. 2004.10.15La silla del Cid from the Maigmó north face. 2005.01.05The Tibi dam. 2004.10.15The Maigmó north face. 2005.01.05
A wire in the Maigmó north face. 2004.10.15Maigmó north face sketchA wire in the Maigmó north face. 2004.10.15