|Back in Spain|
I didn't spot another sign until I got back down that you are supposed to get permission to go on the path anyway, from the El Bosque visitor centre - tel 956709733. So there was me trespassing anyway.
As it happens the route finding is pretty straightforward once you have sought/ignored permission and arrived on the right date. I started from a small car park at 847m N36.75491 W5.43569. The path traverses away from the summit until it makes a broad turn at around 1045m N36.76043 W5.43935 until it crosses a large sink hole at 1500m N35.76413 W5.42634. Itis at this point that the JMH level of difficulty as being 'median' rather than 'facile' is justified. There seems to be a choice of scrambly routes to the summit, although only one of them has the markers that are occasionally used to show the way. The summit is graced by a small rusty bolt and steep drop over the other side - great panoramic views all round.
|One of the signs at the start - just follow the yellow line.|
|Sendero El Torreon i.e. the path of the towers|
|View west on the way up|
|The path squeezes between some rocks|
|Told you it was steep on the other side|
|Looking down from the summit|
|Rusty summit bolt|
|El Torreon del Pinar summit|
Overnight in the Camping Los Alcornocales Parque Naturel, Jimena de la Frontera.