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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)

Checking out the lay of the land the day before
Profile view from beneath - the route goes over the 'bridge' up there and along to the far right of this view before scrambling up
11am setting off from Pico de las Nieves; geared up along at the end of this first walk out
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!)
Path goes along the narrow ledge
Looking back; route descends for a bit after coming through that rock hole
Heading along the path
Plenty good holds for the up sections
More exposed scrambling once around the corner
Views open up
Ridge narrows; almost at the top now
Summit shot - El Morron de la Agujereada, the true high point :)
Short down climb from the summit to the start of the first abseil
Short abseil to start; used the anchor already there
Longer abseil off the fixed anchor (3 loops) to get back to rejoin our route in
Back up the narrow ledge to return above the bridge
Climbing back up the 'bad step' - no rope this time
1.15pm The 'yay, we did it!' shot... looking remarkably similar to the Inn Pinn :D
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