Ascent of Sierra de Lujar on 2009-08-13
|Others in Party:||Bob Packard|
|Date:||Thursday, August 13, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Sierra de Lujar|
| Elevation:||6161 ft / 1877 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBob Packard and I visited this summit during a travelling day between Almanzor an Mulhacen.
A minor road crosses a high saddle (1130m) E of this summit. From here, turn sharply NW (signposted Olias 5km), then in approx 500m (N36:50.276, W3:22.325) fork R onto a road (potholed but reasonable) which zigzags to the summit area. The road has no gates, and there is is parking at the first mast.
The N summit (circular trig pillar) is reached by an easy stroll (faint path, sparse vegetation).
For the N summit my GPSr gave elevations of 1876, 1886, 1882, 1876 over about 30 mins. The S summit (approx 500m away) looks same height (with the Mediterranean behind for reference) and my GPSr gave 1877 over about 2 mins. I only trust GPS elevations to within about 5m, assuming a good signal; the 2 summits appear very similar in height.
The N summit has a standard cylindrical Spanish trig pillar - and a plastic camping chair! The S summi has a small trig-type pillar, one of several in the area, perhaps associated with the masts´ construction.
There were a couple of guys working on the mast near the summit: they had no problems with our having just driven up there.
There is reputedly a fine view N to the Sierra Nevada but during our mid afternoon visit the latter were in cloud.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Route:||Tarmac access road from E then short walk|
| Start Trailhead:||Mast near summit 6095 ft / 1857 m|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Route:||as ascent|
| End Trailhead:||Mast near summit 6095 ft / 1857 m|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
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