Alcazaba mountain is 3371 m high mountain in Spain. It is the third highest mountain of the Sierra Nevada range and the fifth in the Iberian Peninsula. The impressive north face can be seen from the town of Granada. The name Alcazaba derives from the word fortification.The mountain is located between the Mulhacén and Puntal de Vacares mountains, and is one of the most isolated places in the Sierra Nevada. Ascent requires a minimum of one night stay. Alcazaba can be accessed from any direction, but going through the north face is a technical climb.
Alcazaba has a steep north face going straight down about 1000 m. There is two paths going through the face in the middle from west to east. These paths may have been used like a water taking routes a long time ago in history. Small rivers can be found at the Prado de La Mina. At the east side is three lakes under the name Lagunas de la Calderetas. At the wide top terrain is two peaks at the south side of the mountain. Siete Lagunas also the seven lakes are located between Mulhacen and Alcazaba. During the summer months good hiking boots are needed, because of the length of the travel. Alcazaba gets usually covered by snow in start of December, therefore crampons, like climbing axe are essential.