This has for many years been a favourite mountain ascent of ours. Situated in the glorious Cumbres Verdes south east of Granada it is a shapely mountain with the best summit in the Sierra Nevada. In summer the west ridge provides an easy scramble to Trevenque’s 2079m sharp summit and is the best line of ascent. In full winter mode the ridge requires the equipment and know how of an alpinist.
The normal approach route from Collado Sevilla (1350m) is taken following the well worn trail eastwards. About 1.5hrs is required before you encounter the steeper upper section of the mountain. The ridge can be seen clearly facing you on this approach.
The ridge starts just up from the prominent pinnacle on Trevenque’s west ridge (above the small cave). Here a variety of lines may be taken depending on your skill or nerve!
Above a grassy platform the ridge narrows, twists and turns. The exposure grows at times but belays can be taken at will. The final chimney is the crux.
A quick thrutch up the narrowing and loose chimney brings one out on small ledges just below the summit. A fine way to the top! The route
Climbers: Bob Leitch, Richard Jarvis, Brian Jarvis. Photos: Jane Fields