Ascent of Sagra on 2013-07-05

Climber: Martin Richardson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:7812 ft / 2381 m

Ascent Trip Report

For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
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Extract of text from my blog:

In his book, JM Hernandez describes a route starting from Los Collados N37.97722 W56718 (1474m) There are two clues to show that you can no longer access Sagra from here. One is the heavily padlocked and barb-wired gate – the other is a sign that clearly states the ‘nuevo’ access point is 2.5km down the road. However, 2.5km down the road there is nothing to confirm that the unpaved road is the one you need to take.

...For the sake of other adventurers – turn north off the GR-9100 road at N37.97640 W2.54549 (1405m) on to the unpaved road. There is room for several cars at N37.96684 W2.54040 (1553m) and there is space for a couple of cars at the end of the road at N37.96376 W2.54899 (1635m). From both points there is a clear well used path that traverses uphill. At N37.96222 W2.55379 (1740m) the path meets what looks like could be the eastern branch of the original path as shown in JMH’s book.
Turn left here and keep going up through the trees and flowers to meet the ridge at Collado de las Viboras and a welcome breeze at N37.95921 W2.54984 (1840m). Don't forget to turn right here or you will end up in the valley on the other side of the Sierra. The path is obvious throughout the next part of the route with a few scrambly bits and a couple of false summits....
The view from the rectangular trigpointed top of Pico de la Sagra at N37.95008 W2.56536 is far ranging, pity about the heat haze...another 90m and it would be an Ultra but has to settle for being a Major – I think there should be a category for anything with a prominence of over P1000.
I filled in the summit logbook and descended by a route akin to the ascent one, if not a carbon copy.
7.33 km 1128 m ascent

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