Walk in , ascent 394m, length 6.5km
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simon3: Track 4081 in area near Spain, Canary Islands ()
Great Fuerteventura Outlook: Morro de la Cagada, 427m
Length: 6.5km, Creator time taken: 6h 4m, Ascent: 394m,
Descent: 118m

Places: Start at Lon -14.2761, Lat 28.1207, end at Lon -14.3129, Lat 28.1358 4km NW from Start
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This Jandia, South Fuerteventura walk starts from a bus stop on the FV-2 near the turn off for Risco del Paso. As of March 2019 the road and its bridges are being rebuilt.
Morro de la Cagada is centre of picture, with its SE ridge to the right of the pic.

You head NW along a dirt track which is also the GR131. Where it swings right, continue up a track which becomes eventually a dried up stream bed, Its extraordinary contortions are interesting in their own right.
The track from the start comes from the right. The route went up the prominent ridge.

We had three maps available, the Kompass 1:50k, the Discovery Walking Guide map and OSM. None were accurate. Generally OSM was better on tracks, however the first two mentioned showed a route close to a watercourse heading for the top. We looked and couldn't find it. The Kompass map showed a major track to a major lookout point. We couldn't find the track and the top appeared to be essentially unvisited on any sort of regular basis.
Essentially keep on going up this until you can see the sea and are beside a cairn with a signpost. Then it is possible to walk straight up the ridge to the top. Since very few people visit the summit there is no track of any sort and there is a constant risk of slipping on the gravel covered surface. There is a band of rock that requires light scrambling. However this may well not be the best route up. At a guess I would say it would be worth investigating the gully between the main peak and its SW ridge. This MAY remove the scrambling.
"El Islote" Part of the huge view from the top of the huge beach towards Cofete

There are great views in a number of directions, such as the huge beach towards the SW and this one below of the wierd coloured vee shaped valley towards the sea.


The views also extended north towards La Pared.

The return from the top was very carefully down the same way to avoid the risk of coming down over a cliff of unknown difficulty.
The track doesn't show the rest of the way we took to get back to Costa Calma via Risco del Paso with its sandbar trapped water and numerous surfing schools. This was a further 13k or so.
All in all a walk not for the faint hearted. Walking in the sun for 6 hours requires preparation. Getting to the top requires scrambling. However the views on a good day are superb and extremely varied.

Uploaded on: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 (11:01:05)
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