Altitude 3071m a.s.l
The Balaitus (Spanish) or Pic du Balaïtous (French) is a granitic massif of the Pyrenees, located right on the border between Spain and France. The peak reaches 3144m in height and is steep on all sides.
There are a number of long climbing routes on fantastic rock giving some excellent views of both France and Spain. There are 2 'normal' routes, one from each side, though neither should be underestimated due to the precipitaous nature of the mountain.
Balaitus can be accessed from either side of the border. From France the most frequent route goes through Las Neous glacier starting from any of the refuges nearby:
Larribet (2,060 m),
Balaïtous (1,970 m),
Arrémoulit (2,305 m).
From Spain the starting point is La Sarra parking, near Sallent de Gállego, and then to the Arriel lakes or the Respumoso lake.
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