AIGÜESTORTES NATIONAL PARK - ROCK CLIMBING

Day 1:

Meeting in Arties – Restanca Hut (2010m) – Ventosa i Calvell Hut (2220m)

Route Gran Diedre al Drac de Tumeneia (220m, V+ classic)

Elevation gain/loss: + 1056m / - 879m

Duration: 10-11h

 

Day 2:

Ventosa i Calvell Hut (2220m) – Estany Llong Hut (1980m)

Route Esperò Rongbuk Punta Solitud (400m, V)

Elevation gain/loss: + 1046m / - 1256m

Duration: 9-10h

Day 3:

Estany Llong Hut (1980m) – Colomina Hut (2395m)

Route Esperò Esmolat a Les Agulles Dellui (275m, V)

Elevation gain/loss: + 1052m / - 657m

Duration: 7-8h

 

Day 4:

Colomina Hut (2395m) – Amitges Hut (2380m)

Route Raiers al Pic Peguera (325m, V+)

Elevation gain/loss: + 732 m / - 819m

Duration: 9-10h

 

Day 5:

Amitges Hut (2380m) – Saboredo Hut (2310m)

Route El Gran Diedre a l’Agulla Gran d’Amitges (140m, IV+)

Elevation gain/loss: + 331m / - 361m

Duration: 5-6h

 

Day 6:

Saboredo Hut (2310m) – Colomers Hut (2135m) – Restanca Hut (2010m) - Arties

Route El Maravilloso Mundo de los Pax a Les Agulles Mangades (135m, 6b)

Elevation gain/loss: + 728m / - 1818m

Duration: 9-10h

Included:

  • UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide services.
  • Personal advises prior the trip.
  • Safety equipment for the whole group.
  • Reservations management services
  • Half-board huts accommodation

 

Not Included:

  • Snacks/drinks/food during the day
  • Participant/s and guide extra expenses due to possible program changes.

 

General information:

  • Each group member taking part in the program is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Pyrenees.
  • Rock climbing is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member in this program takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.

 

  • Lightweight backpack
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk bag
  • Climbing landyard
  • Two screw-lock carabiners
  • Confortable and adequate clothing
  • Food/Water

For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

 

Alpinism & Climbing

 

    TECHNICAL level

  • 1 = No or very little experience in mountaineering. Has big expertise in trekking. Able to walk on varied terrain (snow or rock) with some simple easy climbs. Graduation ascents "F".
  • 2 = Reduced experience on big mountains and mountaineering. Has accomplished some climbs with the use of ice axe and crampons on steep terrain. Has travelled across alpine glaciers. Has slight notion of climbing and progression on ridgelines. Graduation ascents "PD".
  • 3 = Frequently on big mountains and mountaineering. Accomplishes periodic ascents with the use of ice axes and crampons on steep terrains. Manages the rope for belaying. Travels across alpine glaciers and snowy or icy slopes. Has some knowledge on rock climbing up to IV or Vº and progression on ridgelines. Graduation ascents "AD".
  • 4 = Solid experience on big mountains and mountaineering. Has already performed alpine ascents and classic rock climbs of multiple pitches up to Vº or 6a. Is able to place gear to protect oneself. Masters rope work, belaying and rapelling. Has knowledge of snow and ice climbing techniques. Is familiar with the use of crampons and ice axes on icy or snowy slopes of more than 60º. Graduation ascents "D".
  • 5 = Extensive background on big mountains and mountaineering. Has performed alpine mixed routes as well as classic multi-pitch rock climbs up to 6a or 6b. Is familiar placing and removing trad gear such as friends, stoppers, ice screws. Masters rope work, building belay and rappel anchors. Knows how to perform a bivouac shelter. Experience in high altitude (4000m or over). Accustomed to use crampons and ice axes on icy or snowy slopes of more than 80º. Graduation ascents "MD".
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  • FITNESS LEVEL

  • 1 = Completes easy hikes in the mountains of 3 or 4 hours long and 600 meters elevation gain carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 = Able to carry out itineraries from 4 to 6 hours long and 800 meters of elevation gain carrying a backpack of about 7 kg.
  • 3 = Able to accomplish itineraries from 6 to 8 hours and 1000 meters elevation gain carrying a backpack of about 8 kg.
  • 4 = Able to complete routes for 10 hours and up to 1200 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg.
  • 5 = Able to carry out long and hard routes of more than 12 hours and 1500 meters elevation gain carrying a heavy backpack of 10 kg or more.

Next Dates :

Mid June to end September

Description:

The Aigüestortes National Park, located in the center of the Pyrenees between the regions of Val D'Aran, Pallars (Subirà and Jussà) and the Alta Ribagorça is one of the most important rock climbing spots in the mountain range. Given the successive glaciations of the Quaternary Era that covered the mountains with vast glaciers, we can admire the lakes, the waterfalls, the sharp peaks, the vertiginous crests and the valleys in “U” shape due to their erosive action. This offers the possibility of countless routes in granite rock in an environment of great natural beauty.

The program takes us to the most classic climbing routes and to the most emblematic peaks in the Park such as Peguera (2.982m) or Agullas d'Amitges (2.661m). You will spend 6 days climbing on routes of different grades and lenght to win the well-deserved rest in five of the twelve huts that are within the limits of the National Park. It is an exceptional experience.

 

LEVELS :

FITNESS
3
TECHNICAL
3

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