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On top of Gran Canaria

On top of Gran Canaria


Postby Mrs Scoob » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:02 pm

Date walked: 11/02/2019

Time taken: 2.25

Distance: 1 km

Ascent: 79m

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On a break for a week, but of course we had to get to the highest point on the island :roll: This is another Ultra (1500m prominence) in the bag for us :D We'd done our research so knew this would be a scramble to push our limits - a bit like the Inn Pinn :shock: Chuffed we did it; the abseils are still my favourite parts :lol:
Stats are an estimate (distance/ascent from another report on Peak Bagger; time includes plenty of stops, based on my photo time stamps).
Scoob's video :clap: 8)

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Checking out the lay of the land the day before
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Profile view from beneath - the route goes over the 'bridge' up there and along to the far right of this view before scrambling up
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11am setting off from Pico de las Nieves; geared up along at the end of this first walk out
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Coming down the 'bad step' on to the bridge, opting to use the rope (just as well, as we hadn't had any recent practice with abseiling; took a bit of faffing to remember what we were doing!)
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Path goes along the narrow ledge
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Looking back; route descends for a bit after coming through that rock hole
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Heading along the path
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Plenty good holds for the up sections
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More exposed scrambling once around the corner
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Views open up
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Ridge narrows; almost at the top now
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Summit shot - El Morron de la Agujereada, the true high point :)
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Short down climb from the summit to the start of the first abseil
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Short abseil to start; used the anchor already there
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Longer abseil off the fixed anchor (3 loops) to get back to rejoin our route in
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Back up the narrow ledge to return above the bridge
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Climbing back up the 'bad step' - no rope this time
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1.15pm The 'yay, we did it!' shot... looking remarkably similar to the Inn Pinn :D
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