Almanzor

Elevation (feet): 8,504
Elevation (meters): 2,592
Continent: Europe
Country: Spain
Range/Region: Castile Ranges
Latitude: 40.258241
Longitude: -5.329399
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Madrid barajas
Convenient Center: Barco de Avila (avila)

Thanks to Pedro Merchan y Oscar Bla for adding this peak.

Alamanzor is a beautiful and very areal peak in Gredos, a granitic mountain in an extinct glacial circle. Its name is due an Musulman King who invaded the Iberic peninsula in the Arab Occupation of Spain. Although it is relatively low in elevation, the surrounding landscape has a cold micro-climate that makes its summit in winter a very interesting ice climb. There are a lot of ice cascades to climb near the peak, two of the most important being "psychosis" and "P.M.T.F". The route starts in "la plataforma". Estimated time of the whole operation (Plataforma-Almanzor-Plataforma) is about nine hours.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Almanzor.

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  • Log #15781 - by Antonio Coelho on Oct 22, 2002
    This is the nearest mountain to Portuguese Alpine Courses. Since 99 we reallize alpine courses in this area and the final is climbing Almanzor. If you want something litle harder in that mountain,...
  • Log #15780 - by Fernando Sanchez Cuadrado & Daniel Garcia Zarza on Oct 21, 2002
    We reached the summit through the northern corridor, in front of the Gredos Great Lake. We did it in February. Ice axes, ropes and crampons required. No technical difficulties although some...