Guajara

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At 2715m Guajara is Tenerife's 4th highest mountain and without doubt one of the most spectacular. Guajara is the highest point on the ridge that forms the amphitheatre of Las Caņadas del Teide. Rising up from Caņada Blanca in the Parque Nacional del Teide, Guajara towers majestically over the National Park with its turret-like cliffs and sheer faces.

Guajara has complex volcanic origins dating back 3 million years and formed part of the central edifice of the island prior to the collapse of the Las Caņadas shield volcano 175,000 years ago.

Our route up looks daunting as we climb first onto the pass of Ucanca to the west then up onto a ledge which takes us under the cliffs of its north face. However, with a little encouragement even the novice mountaineer can traverse the path and tackle the small amounts of simple scrambling that are required.

We take lunch in the shelter on the summit, from where we can enjoy fantastic views of Teide, the National Park and the south coast. On a clear day La Gomera and Gran Canaria will be clearly visible.

Our descent is down a path over the more gentle volcanic slopes of the south face to the pass to the east, from where we make our descent back in basin of the Las Caņadas Amphitheatre and return via a track to our start point.

Distance 8km | 565m

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