Ascent of Alto del Chorrillo on 2022-02-22

Climber: Steve Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alto del Chorrillo
    Elevation:7113 ft / 2168 m

Ascent Trip Report

After two days rest & recovery of what felt like a Mulhacén FAIL last Tuesday, I now have a different perspective.
When it became clear I would not make it to Refugio Poqueira and if I did, I would be too exhausted to attempt Mulhacén the next day, I decided to aim for Alto del Churrillo, only a P16, but a target summit nonetheless, about 7km hike from Trevélez with a 2721m elevation.
As it turned out I could only manage just over 4km to an elevation of 2168m and 630m of ascent from Trevélez, 550m and 3km short of Alto de la Churrillo.
Too far, too much elevation and carrying too much weight with sleeping bag for the hostal and winter kit for Mulhacén. Ironic really as 22⁰C temperature and warm sunshine may also have been a contributing factor to the “failure”
Three days later (Friday) on the way up Maroma with a similar distance and more ascent I felt far more positive and realise the problem was lack of preparation carrying a heavier pack
So now it is an Alto del Churrillo ATTEMPT on 22/02/2022, with lessons on board for a different approach for a winter ascent next February and an idea of a summer ascent later in the year from the west to include Veleta as well.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2067 ft / 630 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2067 ft / 630 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Start Trailhead:public car park in Trevélez  5046 ft / 1538 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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