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Ordesa and Monte Perdido National ParkHuesca, SPAIN
Climbs 500 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 2224m a.s.l – Faces all
From the climbers perspective there are 4 main areas within the valley:
1) Tozal del Mello (The Altar)
2) The Gallinero
4) Monte Perdido itself.
Monte Perdido is the 3rd highest peak in the Pyrenees at 3355m and was described by the famous Pyrenees pioneer Louis Ramond de Carbonnières as "the most beautiful limestone peak in Europe". Monte Perdido (Spainsh) or Monte Perdu (in French) both translate to 'the lost mountain'.
There is little in the way of easy climbing within the valley, however there is a fantastic 'iron staircase' in the form of a small Via Ferrata leading up to the Breche du Roland (which is well worth a look) and many fantastic walks on narrow Faja's (rock balconies).
There is also a lot of fantastic winter mixed and iceclimbing within the valley between December and March.
Climbs at this crag
The valley can be accessed from Torla. During off peak season it is possible to drive up to a carpark located 2km into the valley. However during peak season (1st July - 1 Sep) you must take a shuttle bus into the valley from Torla (€4.50 return).
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