As there is a road that goes to the 1750 meters of "La Plataforma" very few people wants to go to Almanzor's summit from the small village of Navacepeda de Tormes (1250m)
I recomended to do this route, because in the route that begins in La Plataforma there are lots of people in summer, and in this route are very few people.
The Garganta de Gredos is very nice
The 3 airports more near to Navacepeda are Salamanca (west), Madrid
(South) and Valladolid (North)
I'M TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION. I WILL FINISH THIS SECTION SOON
The route begins in "Puente de las Paredes" (Walls bridge)
after passing the bridge the path of the right is the correct
Puente de las Paredes
Going up by the path to "La cuerda de la Joya"
The path arrives to a saddle in "La cuerda de la Joya" From this saddle you can see the first view of "La Garganta de Gredos" and the "Circo de Gredos"
Part of Gredos from the saddle in "La Cuerda de la Joya"
From the saddle we have to go down to "La Garganta de Gredos" without path. First we have to jump a fence (We don't find a step)
Going down to "La Garganta de Gredos"
The begining of "La Garganta de Gredos"
We have to go up by the "Garganta de Gredos" to "Puente de Roncesvalles" (Roncesvalles bridge)
Going up to "Puente de Roncesvalles"
"Puente de Roncesvalles"
After the "Puente de Roncesvalles" begins the part more impresionant of the excursion. The correct opcion from the "Puente de Roncesvalles" is to continue wining altitude by the "Garganta de Gredos"
"Garganta de Gredos" after the "Puente de Roncesvalles" That mountain is Mogota del Cervunal
In a moment the "Garganta de Gredos" is very steep and you have to change of side of the river (from the right to the left)
In this photo you can see the steep part of "La Garganta de Gredos"
The final part of the "Garganta de Gredos" is very impresionant. When you see the first time the "Circo de Gredos" from "La Garganta de Gredos" it looks that is very near, but is more far that it looks
"Garganta de Gredos"
Rocky step to "Circo de Gredos"
"Circo de Gredos" More far that it looks
High part of "Garganta de Gredos" near the "Circo de Gredos"
"Circo de Gredos" a little more near
Last hill to the "Circo de Gredos"
In the "Circo de Gredos" is Elola hut and "Laguna Grande" (Big Lake)
From "Circo de Gredos" you can see the first view of Almanzor
Almanzor from Laguna Grande, in the "Circo de Gredos"
Near the Elola hut there is a signal that indicates the direccion to Almanzor.
When you to the base of Almanzor you can see this view of "Los Tres Hermanitos) (The three brothers)
From Almanzor's base we have to go up by the "Portilla Bermeja" to a desviation with "Portilla del Crampón"
Going to the base of Almanzor
Going up Portilla Bermeja
Going up Portilla del Crampón
Near the Portilla del Crampón. In that desviation we have to get the left one
Cuerno del Almanzor
From the top of Portilla del Crampón we have to get a chimney (II) to the summit. We mistake the chimney and we get a more difficult one (possibly III)
Goat near the Portilla del Crampón
Going up by a incorrect chimney
Summit. Photo taken from the end of the incorrect chimney
Morezón and Laguna Grande
We go down by the same route. We go down the correct chimney
Ging down by the correct chimney
Going down Portilla del Crampón
Going down the "Garganta de Gredos"
The normal to do hiking.
If you are very bad at scrambling is not bad to take a rope.
In winter crampons, piolet, rope...
The same route but in spanish
Time: We go up and down in 12h36min
Desnivel: 1950m accumulated
Tecnical difficult: A scrambling in the final part (II)