North-West Buttress

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Avila, Spain, Europe
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Time Required:
Most of a day
IV/ 1 M4
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North-West Buttress
Created On: Dec 23, 2005
Last Edited On: May 7, 2007


From Laguna de Gredos Hut, you hike up like if you were going to the north face classic. Once at the begining of this route you go a little bit further to the west till you get to the North east buttress of the mountain.

Route Description

Topo of Almanzor North FaceThe route is the one on the right, the #3
First pitch: Follow a gully just on the right hand of the ridge steeper and narrower till you get to a snowfield.
Second pitch. Go to te left to gain the snowed ridge.Follow the ridge till you get to a rock triangle. Continue by the left of this triangle, always on snow. Belay.
Third pitch: Reach the snowed ridge again and go direct to the north summit. Cross a rock band (M4). Summit.

Essential Gear

Two ropes, Ice axe and hammer, nuts, cams, pegs, ice screws, cramps, helmet.