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Ascent of Sombrero de Chasna on 2011-08-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sombrero de Chasna
    Location:Spain
    Elevation:7890 ft / 2404 m

Ascent Trip Report

A moderate trail climb with a short/easy scramble at the end ..... 6.5km, 2h20 hours RT.

On the drive down to sea level after summiting Teide we decided to take in this climb ..... this summit is a stones-throw south of the Teide Caldera Rim, just outside the Park Boundaries. The TH is on the north side of hwy TF21 at a sharp bend, a small parking is available. For a more detailed description of this trail see "Trail #49" in Rother's Walking Guide, Tenerife.

From the TH the trail traverses the slope of the mountain easterly to a fork, where I turned left (on the more used trail) and climbed/zig-zaged northerly up the ridge to a trail T-Junction at a large cairn, to the left is signed "sendero #31", I stayed right, traversed the slope and dropped to a shallow gully and another trail junction (Sombrero is straight ahead). I stayed left and continued northeasterly up the gully to the north side of Sombrero at the col with the Teide Caldera Rim.
The main trail #31 continues up the Rim slope (large rock with painted white arrow and a solo large bush can be seen up-ahead) look for a trail to the right with a small cairn. This trail (with odd white blaze) heads east then south to Sombrero and a short/easy scramble as you attain the flat plateau. For the summit stay right to the northwest for the high ground at a rock outcrop.

You get a view of the Rim, Guajara to the northeast and the peak of Teide, you need to walk across the wide hat to the south side of the hat to get a view of the coast below.

I returned the same way to the TH, where we continued our drive back down to sea level.

"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED ...... SKY DIVING IS NOT FOR YOU."

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1329 ft / 405 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.5 km
    Route:northeast bound from hwy TF21 at "59.7km Marker"
    Trailhead:hwy TF21 at "59.7km Marker"  6627 ft / 2019 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes



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