Blanquilla

A Couple of things went wrong on this Hike. First I did not plan on doing the Peak today therefore have not done a proper research. Was just that I had finished with my other Peaks earlier and had time. A quick look at the Map showed a Road leading far up and then on to the Summit. Simple enough I thought. Then the Drive to the Trailhead took much longer than I thought with the last Mile on Snow and Ice. It was already past 4:00 Pm when I got going. It was fast the first Mile up the Road and I found even Cairns along the continuing Trail which goes up steep just to drop down again. I had preloaded Steve’s Track which was a good help to navigate. Once I climbed up the other side I was in Front of the Big Cliff with no easy way up or around. Where Steve was did not work at all. It was all wet, running Water and Ice. I went down again and traversed and looking up to possible weakness in the Wall. Then Left as far left a possible I spotted a few Cairns and some Faint Trail which I followed up and close to the Wall. There is a Dead Tree, possibly abused by Hikers like me to get up further. Now it was end of the Road for me. A slanted Wet Slope and not much else to hold onto at first sight. I stood there for a while just trying to figure out my next move and options. Either retreat and go back or risk it. Would be not a Direct Fall but just tumbling down the Rock. Eventually I moved carefully onto the rock towards the middle but no real Handholds. Eventually I spotted a two Finger Ledge which helped me mentally but in reality would not hold me. Inch by inch I got up and closer. I was afraid my Feet would give way and that would have been the end. Finally I could reach a proper Handhold to pull me up a bit but nothing useable above. I did not have the strength to hold me for long and I had to step down again. At least this was a partial success but did not get me out of it. I made this move a couple of times, even though it wore me out I got confident that I could pull this one off and get me up and over. There was no next time. Get up and over or Tumbling down. I am still here writing this, so you know the outcome. I had in mind to be at the Summit between 5:15 to latest 5:30, I could walk down the Road also in the Dark. Wasting a lot of time on the Cliff I had the next problem. There is no more way down now and I was committed to get to the Summit which was still about 20 Minutes away and close to 6:00 Pm when I finally reached it. Way too late and an unknown Route down, possibly in the dark. The good Part was I made fast progress along the Ridge and then a Scree Slope before reaching the Forest below. Some Game-trails later I eventually reached a Trail which I could follow even with fading Daylight. and Snow also helped a bit with the Light reaching the Car at almost 7:00Pm

Mountaineering

In Hindsight I should have not started the Hike that Late and checking the Topomap beforehand and Secondly should have returned at the Cliff. Not very Smart Decisions I made and got Lucky for a Good outcome.
Villacarrillo, Andalusia, Spain
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time : Jan 11, 2022 4:09 PM
duration : 2h 38m 52s
distance : 6.4 mi
total_ascent : 1900 ft
highest_point : 6021 ft
avg_speed : 2.4 mi/h
user_id : Nuernbergerchef1
user_firstname : Josef
user_lastname : Nuernberger
A Couple of things went wrong on this Hike. First I did not plan on doing the Peak today therefore have not done a proper research. Was just that I had finished with my other Peaks earlier and had time. A quick look at the Map showed a Road leading far up and then on to the Summit. Simple enough I thought. Then the Drive to the Trailhead took much longer than I thought with the last Mile on Snow and Ice. It was already past 4:00 Pm when I got going. It was fast the first Mile up the Road and I found even Cairns along the continuing Trail which goes up steep just to drop down again. I had preloaded Steve’s Track which was a good help to navigate. Once I climbed up the other side I was in Front of the Big Cliff with no easy way up or around. Where Steve was did not work at all. It was all wet, running Water and Ice. I went down again and traversed and looking up to possible weakness in the Wall. Then Left as far left a possible I spotted a few Cairns and some Faint Trail which I followed up and close to the Wall. There is a Dead Tree, possibly abused by Hikers like me to get up further. Now it was end of the Road for me. A slanted Wet Slope and not much else to hold onto at first sight. I stood there for a while just trying to figure out my next move and options. Either retreat and go back or risk it. Would be not a Direct Fall but just tumbling down the Rock. Eventually I moved carefully onto the rock towards the middle but no real Handholds. Eventually I spotted a two Finger Ledge which helped me mentally but in reality would not hold me. Inch by inch I got up and closer. I was afraid my Feet would give way and that would have been the end. Finally I could reach a proper Handhold to pull me up a bit but nothing useable above. I did not have the strength to hold me for long and I had to step down again. At least this was a partial success but did not get me out of it. I made this move a couple of times, even though it wore me out I got confident that I could pull this one off and get me up and over. There was no next time. Get up and over or Tumbling down. I am still here writing this, so you know the outcome. I had in mind to be at the Summit between 5:15 to latest 5:30, I could walk down the Road also in the Dark. Wasting a lot of time on the Cliff I had the next problem. There is no more way down now and I was committed to get to the Summit which was still about 20 Minutes away and close to 6:00 Pm when I finally reached it. Way too late and an unknown Route down, possibly in the dark. The good Part was I made fast progress along the Ridge and then a Scree Slope before reaching the Forest below. Some Game-trails later I eventually reached a Trail which I could follow even with fading Daylight. and Snow also helped a bit with the Light reaching the Car at almost 7:00Pm
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