Once again we are going to visit the Veleta. Little to say about this classic climb from Sierra Nevada. But that doesn’t stop it from being interesting and demanding.
The peak of Veleta, with an altitude of 3,396 meters above sea level, is the fourth highest peak in Spain, behind Teide (Tenerife), Mulhacén (Sierra Nevada) and Aneto (Pyrenees). It is located in the province of Granada, in Andalusia (Spain), and belongs to Sierra Nevada, in the Penibética mountain range. We start from Prado Alto, in the upper part of the Sierra Nevada, and pass through the classic Hoya de la Mora car park where almost everyone starts.
We then passed by the Monument to the Virgen de las Nieves. We continue along the paths that shorten the GR-420a road, which is not open to cars except services and buses.
The rise is constant. Without any flat rest point, but totally admissible if you are in good physical shape. The final section to have fun we did attacking the zetas that take us to the top of Veleta.
At this point, where you are surely not alone, it is where you enjoy the views and observe the climb that your effort has cost you.
Past this moment. The descent begins, which is more or less carried out by the same site, but we look for some variants so as not to repeat.
Max elevation: 3397 m
Total climbing: 1140 m
Total time: 04:49:03