Ascent of Terril on 2013-03-18

Climber: Susan Mackenzie

Others in Party:Stuart Mackenzie
Date:Monday, March 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3704 ft / 1128 m

Ascent Trip Report

We walked up the track running in an easterly direction as far as a finca named Cabreriza. We crossed the arroya and walked up its eastern side until the path disappeared. We then made our way onto the ridge in more difficult terraine keeping clear of thorny undergrowth. Once on the ridge we followed it to the summit which afforded a good view point. The summit was marked by a pillar which appears on the map as a trig point.
On the descent, shortly after leaving the summit, my husband twisted his ankle. After a short interval he felt able to continue the descent and he was glad of having his walking poles with him. We tried to retrace our steps using great caution but route finding was difficult. Our descent was perforce slow and the light was failing as we rejoined the track at the finca. Stuart's injury turned out to be a serious sprain, so this was our only ascent this Spring in Spain.
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Summit of Terril looking towards Sevilla (2013-03-18). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1407 ft / 428 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1407 ft / 428 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1407 ft / 428 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Start Trailhead:Km 10 on the road  2297 ft / 700 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1407 ft / 428 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    End Trailhead:Km 10 on the road  2297 ft / 700 m

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