Ascent of Sierra de Lujar on 2009-08-13

Climber: Rob Woodall

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 Report

Bob 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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