Ascent of Torreón del Pinar  on 2013-05-31

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Friday, May 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Torreón del Pinar 
    Elevation:1648 m / 5407 ft

Ascent Trip Report

For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
El Torreon del Pinar>

Extract of text from my blog:
According to a sign the mountain is closed from 1 June - 31 October each year. Looks like I got the timing right, another day and it would have been technically closed. Mind you I suspect I wont be the last person this summer to go up there and that there will be people who defy the notice somehow - I know I would probably do so.
I didn't spot another sign until I got back down that you are supposed to get permission to go on the path anyway, from the El Bosque visitor centre - tel 956709733. So there was me trespassing anyway.
As it happens the route finding is pretty straightforward once you have sought/ignored permission and arrived on the right date. I started from a small car park at 847m N36.75491 W5.43569. The path traverses away from the summit until it makes a broad turn at around 1045m N36.76043 W5.43935 until it crosses a large sink hole at 1500m N35.76413 W5.42634. It is at this point that the JMH level of difficulty as being 'median' rather than 'facile' is justified. There seems to be a choice of scrambly routes to the summit, although only one of them has the markers that are occasionally used to show the way. The summit is graced by a small rusty bolt and steep drop over the other side - great panoramic views all round.
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