Ascent of Cerro del Cabezo on 2018-07-14

Climber: Steve Smith

Date:Saturday, July 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro del Cabezo
    Elevation:2190 m / 7188 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The mountain that kept on giving and demanding more.
Probably the hardest mountain I have climbed on my own.
After walking to Ermita de san Cristóbal along rutted track that in places was barely a path, came across some vans and a few cars setting up for a fiesta, so could have driven to El Colladito but not the way I walked.
From there it is choose any line towards the summit, no path just thigh high broom then large boulders before a scramble to 2158m spot height, then a down climb and up to the 2154m spot height, then another down climb aided by a pre placed chain and on to the twin spot heights of 2191m, the further one to the SE with all the summit paraphernalia is definitely the higher of the two.
Returned by skirting to the right to avoid tough scramble back. Had I read the map more carefully could have done that on way up but would not have given same satisfaction.
Took a different line down further to the east but still found no path. Only broom and boulders down to the Ermita.
Then back along the ascent track, the drivable route was further.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Smith
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