To the NE and SE of the summit area there exist some good lines of easy terrain eminently suitable for a beginner or those new to the sport. Trip Report and photos showing a visit to the area to climb
Posts Categorized: Grade F
Winter – F 1st Ascent – Unknown An easy traverse all above 3000m. Better if done in conjunction with the Tajos de la Virgen ridge.
Winter – F 1st Ascent – Unknown Approach from Poqueira Hut contouring round the lower slopes of Loma Pela. Cross the easy slopes at the foot of the Raspones and enter a small valley. Follow the valley up and the left to the summit.
Winter – F 1st Ascent – Unknown Simple ascent, better used as a descent.
Winter – F/PD 1st Ascent – Unknown From Siete Lagunas. A easy snow ascent in a great area. 500m ascent to the summit up simple snow slopes. Has been used as a fast glissade off the summit but only in perfect snow conditions!
Winter – F 1st Ascent – 22nd January 1934 Demetrio Spinola/Daniel Rooner Access via the Poqueira (2hrs) or Caldera (5 mins) huts. 500m of snow with a normally icy section at mid height. About 1.5hrs to the summit from the Caldera.
Winter – F 1st Ascent – Unknown Approach from Siete Lagunas. Take the broad ridge N of Siete Lagunas and either follow the ridgeline upwards or traverse rightwards for a small col. Both lead easily to the summit (3hrs). Descent the same way. This is the easiest route to the summit in winter.
Winter – F/PD 1st Ascent – Unknown Quickest approach is via Borreguiles above the ski centre. Traverse past the iced up Laguna and then follow the trail along the side of Tajos de la Virgen to the Elorrieta hut. N.B This is an avalanche blackspot and fatalities have occurred here!
Winter – F 1st Ascent – Unknown Approach – Either (a) start from the Albergues at Hoya del Moro (2,500m). Climb steadily north past the statue to the Virgen de las Nieves to the Balcon del Veleta (Los Posiciones) (2hrs) or (b) pay for a lift pass and take the Gondola and chair to below the… Read more »