Its full name, Plaza del Moro Almanzor, dates from the time of the Caliphates in which it’s supposed that it was first summited, on a horse! by the military and religious leader who gave him the name. The first proven ascension dates back to the summer of 1899 and was signed by Manuel González de Amezúa and José Ibrián Espada.
Pico Almanzor, with 2591 m, is the highest summit of the Central system mountain range. Its prominence, its marked cliffs and its beauty make it one of the most aesthetic and desired peaks on the peninsula, but unfortunately also, especially in winter, one of the most tragic. Even the normal routes require scrambling with some exposure, and if you do not have much experience, the use of the rope will be necessary. The usually long anticyclones during the winter will freeze the slopes until they become very exposed ramps that must be traveled carefully.
Do not hesitate, climbing it with a guide will be a unique and safe experience