Tajos de la virgen cliff

Sierra Nevada Resort

Very steep slopes, some of them very narrow; this is not a long route but a good one.

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.1 km
Ascent
61 m
Descent
302 m
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
35˚
Tajos de la virgen cliff Map

Beware! This is a line only for expert skiers! If you go to the diagonal, there are different ways to go down all over the face and you can choose your line depending on the snow, rocks and other hazards. The first options are more steep and short than the last ones. It could give you vertigo at the start! Pay attention to the avalanche warnings, this is the north side of the mountain and if there will be avalanche information at the top of the lift. Unless some cliff if you are fancy to take them not too much complication on this line. Normally you end up directly at the lift with no need to hike. it is easy to see it, but if you want to continue the way down, there is not life over there, so you have to walk back to the lift. pay atention to the lift timetable (normally until 16,30h) after that time you can not get out that valley unless you climb wich is not easy with ski boots. You can get out by the lift Laguna wich takes you again to the top, or the lift Dilar, wich takes you to the satelite dish and back to the main area (this lift is only one way) This is a very funny part of the mountain with many possibilities you will want to do it again.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, December

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