Climb Mulhacen in Spain

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Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paul8 » Wed 17 May, 2017 4:01 am

1. I understand the road from Capileira to Hoya del Portillo is not a good road. Can a 2-wheel-drive car be able to go from Capileira to Hoya del Portillo ?
2. How long does it take to climb to the summit of Mulhacen from Hoya del Portillo ?
3. How long does it take to climb to the summit of Mulhacen from Trevelez ?
Thanks for looking into these questions.
Paul
PS. I intened to climb this mountain in mid-June
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Re: Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 6:49 pm

I have climbed Mulhacen Peak.It was a lung buster. I did it with a guided small group . We went up from the Refugio as a day trip.We copped some bad weather, including rain , hail and snow in June. I did this trek with a trekking firm that specializes in trekking in that part of Spain. My report should be somewhere in the bowels of this forum.
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Re: Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Tue 02 Jan, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paul8 » Sat 06 Jun, 2020 7:21 pm

I've since climbed Mulhacen in Spain and forgot to answer my questions :D
1. Can a 2-wheel-drive car be able to go from Capileira to Hoya del Portillo ?
Ans: As at 2017, the year I did the trip - At places, the road was a little rough with pot holes, but perfectly ok for a 2WD.

2. How long does it take to climb to the summit of Mulhacen from Hoya del Portillo ?
Ans: 10 hours should be sufficient.

3. How long does it take to climb to the summit of Mulhacen from Trevelez ?
Ans: Slightly longer ... but also around 10-hour type ballpark, maybe 11 hrs.

Photographs and my trip report in this link:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com/2017/06/mulhacen-spain.html

Here is Mulhacen, the large mountain in the middle of the picture:
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Re: Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Sun 07 Jun, 2020 10:16 am

The 4 WD tracks above the tree line are closed to the public up there.
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Re: Climb Mulhacen in Spain

Postby paul8 » Sun 07 Jun, 2020 1:17 pm

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Correct.

Private cars are stopped at a locked gate at Hoya del Portillo.
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