La Concha Climber's Log

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Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 30, 2018 1:06 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2018

The Bell of Marbella   Sucess!

Beautiful day out above the coast via Juanar. A perfect counterpoint to the standard fare of the local lowlands. Go early at sunrise in summer to enjoy the cool conditions.


GlennD - Jun 6, 2015 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2015

Quick Summit Attack  Sucess!

A quick climb up to La Concha on the normal route. Clouds kept the temps nice but limited the view to Africa and Gibraltar.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Jul 26, 2009 4:06 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2009

Wonderful traverse  Sucess!

If you ever find yourself in Marbella, dreaming of mountain, I can only recommend La Concha. A wonderful limestone summit, directly above town with nice views and a wonderful, somewhat exposed traverse from the east.

John Climber

John Climber - Oct 28, 2005 9:13 am

Route Climbed: Istan route NW ridge Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

I started so early in the morning that it was dark and I had some route finding problems. Once on the ridge it become easier to follow my way up. At 10 a.m. I was on the upper part of the ridge when the sun began to hit. Lukily, from there it is a couple of minutes to the open summit.

After some drinking and eating I began the descend without waiting too much for the hottest hours of the day. Half way down I runned out of water. Lukily, Istán village has a precious source of fresh water running out of the 'sierras' and through the village.

Nov. 30 2005. Istán route new path (not really the ridge).

I did the way up in 2 hours and 20 minutes, not really trying to go quickly. I went up alone. The weather was not very good. The summit was in the clouds comming from the east and it was very windy. A couple of times I had to grip something not to loose equilibrity on the wide ridge. I stayed 5 seconds on the top and I runned back down. The wet rocks on the ridge can be tricky wen wet and I fell two times! Nothing bad but a stupid feeling. Descending a little bit and the weather got better.

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