Roque de los Muchachos

Elevation (feet): 7,959
Elevation (meters): 2,426
Continent: Europe
Country: Spain
Range/Region: Canary Islands
Latitude: 28.76179
Longitude: -17.876129
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Santa Cruz de La Palma
Convenient Center: Santa Cruz de La Palma

Thanks to Uwe Dengler for adding this peak.

Roque de los Muchachos (English: "The Rock of the Boys") is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. The rocks are found at an elevation of 2,426 m above sea level. The summit region hosts the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world's largest telescopes are situated. The altitude and the dryness of the climate give rise to excellent observing conditions. The rocks are contained with the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente.

There are several possibilities to walk up the Roque de los Muchachos including a two day tour through the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

From the Roque de los Muchachos, one can see the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.

Trip Reports

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

There is one trip report for Roque de los Muchachos.

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  • Log #21671 - by Uwe Dengler on May 16, 2009
    Easy access to the summit across an impressive volcanic landscape. Impressive astronomical telescopes and observatories in the summit region. Nice view of the other Canary Islands and of the Pico del...