Puig de Tomir
Puig de Tomir Summit Log (#21697)
- Signed By: LTCM
- Date Submitted: June 25, 2009
- Date(s) climbed: 1st August 2007
- Number of People Encountered: 0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Puig de Tomir (1104m / 3250ft)
An excellent walk and scramble on one of the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range stretching along the northern coast of Mallorca.
Start at Font d’es Pedregaret near Finca Binifaldo across mule tracks and scree tongues, together with two short fixed wire scrambles up through a couple of climbing passages to a moonscape plateau and the concrete pillar on the summit (1,104m / 3,250ft). The ascent is around 600m and a return route should take 3-4 hours. NOTE: Don’t forget a pen to sign the summit book, if you can find it!
The route has great views of Massanella (1,352m - Mallorca’s highest trekking summit), Puig Major (1,445m - Mallorca’s highest peak), Puig Roig (1,003m), the bay at Port d’Alcudia and Pollenca to Cap Formentor, and on a clear day you can see Menorca to the northeast.
On the 1st August 2007 we got an early start to avoid the midday sun and extreme heat, follow the C-710 from Lluc towards Pollenca to the Km 17.4 marker, turn right into a narrow asphalt road for 2.8km to Finca Binifaldo and then to the Font d’es Pedregaret mineral water factory.
Leave the car outside the factory and follow the clear path beside the wire fence, cross the scree tongues and up the 7-8m fixed wire climbing passages. The route up is very clear, but becomes indistinct on the plateau, although the cairns clearly mark a route.
Once you get to the concrete summit pillar, have a good look around for the summit book. I missed it the first couple of times I went up. Enjoy the views from the top.