Ascent of Canchal de la Ceja on 2019-07-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 16, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Canchal de la Ceja|
| Elevation:||7966 ft / 2428 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarting from Plataforma El Travieso follow cairned track east from car park towards Cuerda del Calvitero.
I tried an alternative option following another cairned path out of the end of the car park with the expectation to pick up the path shown on the map ending before the car park. No sign of it and investigation on descent confirms the path does not exist and is in fact a stream which I also abandoned following on the descent, returning to main path, to avoid yet another bushwhack on this trip.
At top of cairned path, as gradient decreases and vegetation thins turn right and head either for 2397m spot height or stick with path around it's shoulder to SE. Path descends 70m to 2327m col where you will see the north face of summit where even in mid July snow was still laying in sheltered areas. The path is easy to follow marked by regular cairns but also trail on ground worn by hundreds of feet turning the small stones into a dusty track. Straight forward ascent to summit marked by a large cairn with wooden post.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3605 ft / 1098 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1709 ft / 520 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3605 ft / 1098 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1896 ft / 578 m; Extra: 1709 ft / 520m|
| Loss on way in:||1709 ft / 520 m|
| Distance:||12.7 mi / 20.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Plataforma El Travieso 6070 ft / 1850 m|
| End Trailhead:||Plataforma El Travieso |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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