La Mano de la Pedriza (The Hand of Pedriza)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member monticola
N 40° 47.141 W 003° 52.238
30T E 426541 N 4515330
Quick Description: Entre las formas curiosas en La Pedriza, estos pináculos graníticos semejan la palma de una mano con el pulgar flexionado. Among the curious ways in the Pedriza, these granite pinnacles resembling the palm of a hand with the thumb flexed.
Location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Date Posted: 4/3/2011 8:39:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMB46W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
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La Pedriza del Manzanares es un enclave granítico situado en la falda sur de la sierra de Guadarrama en que son numerosos los bloques de roca en forma de piedras caballeras, torres, pináculos, tors y otras formaciones que, con frecuencia sugieren o recuerdan la apariencia o silueta de formas animales, antropomorfas o inanimadas. Muchas veces se les ha dado el nombre de la forma que recuerdan: El Elefantito, La Cara, El Caracol, El Pájaro, etc. Este bloque en concreto no tiene nombre, al menos que yo sepa, pues no aparece identificado en los mapas, lo que es razonable dada su escasa importancia en el ámbito de La Pedriza. Sin embargo, sorprende la fidelidad con la que reproduce la palma de una mano izquierda con los cuatro dedos abiertos y el pulgar doblado sobre la palma. Se encuentra en la zona alta de La Pedriza posterior, más o menos a medio camino entre la zona de El Ventanillo y La Esfinge.

The Pedriza Manzanares is an enclave of granite located in the foothills south of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range where there are numerous blocks of rock, boulders, towers, pinnacles, tors and other formations that often suggest or recall the appearance of animals, anthropomorphic silhouettes or inanimate objets. Many times they have been given the name the way you remember: The Elephant, The Face, The Snail, The Bird, etc. This block has no name in particular, at least to my knowledge, it is not identified on the maps, which is reasonable given its insignificance in the Pedriza. However, surprised by the fidelity with which reproduces the palm of your left hand with four fingers and thumb folded open on the palm. It is located in the upper area of ??the posterior Pedriza, about halfway between the area of El Ventanillo and La Esfinge (the Sphinx).

Additional Coordinates / Parking Etc.: N 40° 44.943 W 003° 53.760

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