Cuerno del Almanzor NE Face, Normal

Cuerno del Almanzor NE Face, Normal

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 40.24940°N / 5.2985°W
Additional Information Route Type: Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: PD
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From Portilla del Crampón (see route) descend lightly to the NW (towards Portilla de los Cobardes) crossing a narrow gravel field. Start on a little arête dividing the two couloirs at both sides of Cuerno.

Route Description

This little peak of 2.538 m is situated SouthWest of Almanzor over Canales Oscuras. Offers a great view to the South Side of Almanzor. At its foot a plaque recalls a death happened on Cuerno. Find the most logic route on the rocks of the face, easy and clear climb above a series of little projections and ledges.

Essential Gear

Its climb don´t require rope by this route. In Summer this is a short and easy climb above rocky blocks, meanwhile in Winter needs some care because the rocks use to be covered by ice or snow.

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Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Feb 26, 2002 4:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

The time required for the climb and descent is "half a day" if you spend the night in Refugio Elola, as almost everybody does, and nearly "a long day" if climbing from La Plataforma.

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