Mulhacen – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

Mulhacen from the south valley in fall photo


Photo credit: Enrique Ribas

Mulhacen photo


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north face, Mulhacen photo


Photo credit: Juan Villegas

Alkazaba, Mulhacen and Veleta from Sierra Nevada (left to right) photo


Photo credit: Miguel-Pisha

  • Elevation: 3482 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
  • Convenient center: Trevélez

Mulhacen Climbing Notes

Zibi from POLAND writes:


I wonder is it possible to go to Mulhacen end of April?

[editor replies: The answer to that is that it is possible, but at the end of April there will usually be deep snow cover on the approach and sub-zero temperatures are likely above 2500m and at times even lower, so freeze-thaw means that it can be icy. If it is warm, granular spring snow will be good for ski touring. For a snow/ice-free ascent, choose July, August and September. Even in late summer, north-facing bowls can hold deep snow pockets, and below the stony scree is Europe's most southerly glacier]


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1. Sierra Nevada (Spain) (3478 m) 1.1 km
2. Alcazaba (3364 m) 1.8 km
3. Puntal de Vacares (3143 m) 3.6 km
4. Cerro de los Machos (3327 m) 4.1 km
5. Pico Veleta (3398 m) 4.9 km
6. Picón de Jerez or Picón de Jeres (3088 m) 9.3 km
7. Caballo (3011 m) 12.3 km
8. Almirez (2518 m) 36.7 km
9. Calar de Santa Bárbar (2269 m) 55.4 km
10. La Maroma (2066 m) 67.3 km