Collado del Alguacil
Collado del Alguacil is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.896m (6,220ft) above the sea level, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, located in the Spanish Autonomous Region of Andalusia. The climb is simply terrible, going up to 20% gradients.
The road to the summit is asphalted, but pretty narrow and steep. Located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, along the way you can enjoy magnificent views to the snowy peaks of Mulhacén and Veleta. The steepest of all is kept for the final two kilometres; these average 10,7% and especially in the penultimate kilometre, with the toughest slopes of this part of the climb. Starting from Pinos Genil, Collado del Alguacil, the ascent is 17,2km long and the average gradient is 6,6%.
Pic: Fernando García