Mulhacén, Spain

Prominence: 3289 m, 10791 ft

Elevation: 3479 meters, 11,414 feet

True Isolation: 526.31 km, 327.03 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 3' 12'' N, 3° 18' 41'' W
37.053405, -3.311461 (Dec Deg)
472307 E 4100842 N, Zone 30 (UTM)
State/ProvinceAndalucía (Highest Point)
County/Second Level RegionGranada (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Mulhacén:
     Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag (Rank #11)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #5)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #63)
     Europe Range3 High Points (Rank #9)
     Europe Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #15)
     Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #3)
     World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation (Rank #216)
     Ultras of Core Europe (Rank #3)
     Core Europe Peaks with 1500 meters of Prominence (Rank #3)
     Ultras of Europe (Rank #4)
     Ultras of non-Alpine Western Europe (Rank #2)
     Spain Autonomous Community High Points (Rank #2)
     Spain Province High Points (Rank #2)
     Iberian Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #1)
     Spain/Portugal Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #2)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 153
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 145)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1985-07-23 by Greg Slayden
     2002 by Norman Ouellette
     2003 by Norman Ouellette
     2005-12-11 by Lee Humphries
     2007-02-28 by Matthias Fieles (Unsuccessful)
     2008-03-24 by Patrick Folan
     2008-05-01 by Lee Newton
     2009-08-14 by Rob Woodall
     2010-03-22 by James Warren (Unsuccessful)
     2012-10-20 by Mark McAllister
     2013-05-22 by Matthias Fieles
     2013-07-01 by Martin Richardson
     2013-08-21 by Simon Ulyett (GPS Track)
     2014-08-26 by Tom Milliard
     2016-09-18 by Susan Mackenzie
     2016-10-31 by Andrej Gerber
     2017-01-06 by Nikolaus Zulinski
     2017-04-15 by Lev Babiev (GPS Track)
     2017-04-27 by Robert Garneau
     2017-07 by Garrett Stewart
     2017-12-01 by Alex Lennon
     2018-04-24 by Alexandra Soares (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2018-07-05 by David Hart
     2018-07-07 by Urszula Jelen (GPS Track)
     2019-09-24 by David Howells (GPS Track)
     2021-06-20 by Andrew Rankine (GPS Track)
     2021-08-21 by Alexandra Soares (GPS Track)
     2021-11-30 by Travis Greiman
     2021-12-18 by Om Hoog (Unsuccessful)
     2022-01-07 by Josef Nuernberger

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Mulhacen's rocky profile, from the summit of Veleta (1985-07-23).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3289 m/10,791 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3289 m/10,791 ft
  Line Parent: Balmhorn
  Key Col: Seuil de Naurouze    190 m/623 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 526.31 km/327.03 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 32.495, -4.9058
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Arin' Ayachi  (SSW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Iberian Peninsula (Highest Point)
Range3: Andalucian Ranges (Highest Point)
Range4: Sierra Nevada Ranges (Highest Point)
Range5: Sierra Nevada (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesEurasia Continental Divide
Drainage Basins
Alboran Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Guadalquivir (HP)
Gulf of Cadiz
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional de Sierra Nevada
Route #1 Scramble
Trailhead: 3100 m/10,171 ft
Vertical Gain: 379 m/1243 ft
Distance (one way): 1.05 km/0.65 mi
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The north face of Mulhacen as viewed from Juega de Bolos. My route started up the prominent gully right of the cairn, traversed left midway up at the upside down snow triangle, and finished up the "Canuto Central" to summit. 3.5 hours from my bivouac site at Laguna de la Mosca. (2017-04-26). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Icefall midway up the North Face (2017-04-26). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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