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Spain. Morezón, trekking to the balcony of Gredos

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He Morezon It is a summit located in the Circus of Gredos (Central Sistem). Of humble altitude and easy ascension, it has the honor of having one of the best views of the Sierra de Gredos. If you fancy a quick and easy trekking, see the Circus of Gredos and be back at lunchtime, this is your route.


Morezón - Sierra de Gredos

Spain. Morezon, trekking to the balcony of Gredos

Ascension to Morezón

The route to the Morezón part of the massive parking lot of the platform. About 8km from Holes of the Hawthorn. I talk about crowded because after 11:00, you have parking complications, but it is not comparable to parking Preserves in Madrid. This access, relieves part of the ascents to different summits of Gredos (Galana, Almanzor, La Mira, Cabeza Nevada, ...), since it is located at 1750m of altitude. Other areas of Gredos do not have the same access facilities (Luckily ...), so it usually starts from 1200m, such as the spectacularCovacha.

Leaving the parking lot, heading south, we find an easily recognizable path to be paved with stones. The trail forks 500m later, to go in the direction of Candeleda Harbor or Looks at her, or address to the Circus of Gredos /Morezon. We take the road on the right and we will not separate from it until after a long time. It is true that we can take a fork to go to Morezón, 200 m after the first crossing, but in our case we made a circular route, with the aim of seeing all Gredos.

We arrive at a bridge and start a new climb. From the photo we can see on the left side of it, the alternative path to Morezon.


Morezón - Sierra de Gredos

We start the climb and after 30/45 minutes we have to leave the road radically and start walking along the mountain ridge (see Track), on the left side. It is a shovel of some inclination, which leaves us directly on the crest of the mountain. From here we will begin to see certain emblematic peaks such as theNevada head among many others. Another option is to continue to the Laguna Grande and climb the Portue de las Hoyuelas, but I do not recommend it to non-experienced mountaineers.


Nevada Head - Sierra de Gredos

We just have to follow the crest until we reach our goal. The road is long, but on both the right and the left side, we will see a spectacular landscape.


Laguna Grande de Gredos

HeAlmanzor Peak With its 2592m altitude it stands as the highest summit of the Central Sistem. It is located in front of the Morezon and where shortly we will have a new entry.


Almanzor from the Morezon

And of course, the top of the Morezon, with the Almanzor behind. Summit is made in only 1.30 / 2h15 '.


Morezón - Sierra de Gredos

And its views of Gredos Circus. If you get a little closer, you can see the Laguna Grande and theElola Shelter.


Morezón - Sierra de Gredos

The return is done by going down in the direction East, then continue in the direction north sighting all the time the parking of the platform in the distance. The crest previously traveled will be located on the left side. Do not worry, you will surely find someone to guide you.


Views from the Morezon

Practical data on the route to Morezón

When to go?

Any time of the year is good, but if you want a personal opinion, in summer the temperatures are horrible. The funny thing is that at night they fall almost 30º at once, so you must be warm.

How to get?

Drive up Holes of the Hawthorn, province of Avila. From there is the detour to the Gredos platform where you have to pay 2€ if you arrive later than 9:00 AM, opening time of the control. If you arrive later than 20:00, you will enter for free.

What to wear

Warm clothes in winter, as well as ice axes and crampons, although in many cases you won't even wear them. If you do not take them, you can commit an imprudence and find an ice plate that will make you turn around.

In summer, one dies of heat :-D, so water and sunscreen are mandatory. Eye at night, a good bag is more than recommended (0 degree comfort). I still remember people who take the summer bag and start bivouac ... Constipated for sure !!

Where to sleep?

The most classic and interesting thing is to go mainly around Elola or Reguero Llano, which is very close to the parking lot of the platform.

Miguel Blanquer @mablanquer

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