Pico Almadén, a tough and stunning road to the summit
Pico Almadén is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.031m (6,663ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Jaen, autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain
The road to the summit is called Carretera del Repetidor. Starting from Mancha Real, the road surface is variable throughout the climb. Until Mojón Blanco Pass, the road is paved in very good shape but pretty narrow. Beyond the pass, the road deteriorates considerably. It is unpaved but well maintained. Drivable by 4x4 vehicles and mountain bikes.
Located within the Parque Natural Sierra Mágina, the summit hosts a communication station. Open to traffic throughout the year, short to medium term closures in winter are common due to snowfalls.
Starting from Mancha Real, the ascent is 23,4 km (14.54 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.289 meters. The average gradient is 5.50%, hitting a 15% through some of the ramps.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: ilde.ruiz(mapio pic)