The Achar de Alano is an impressive tower over the Tatxeras plains, from where it looks an inaccessible peak without climbing, but the reallity is different thanks to Tatxeras passage, that permit acces without complications (30 degrees in winter) to the south face, along which the normal route goes .
To reach the summit of Achar de Alano is only necessary (by the normal route, south face) a little scrambling (about 5 meters) of I degree.
Outside the south face all the Achar de Alano routes are very complicates and requires climbing.
Closing by the south the ridge that begins in Auñamendi (2507m) the Alanos range (sierra de los Alanos) is an important mountain alignment. Over Zuriza valley the Alanos range looks like an inaccessible wall that is impossible to go through.
Really the wall of Alanos range is possible to go through thanks to two principal passages:
Canaletas de Ruzkia(Ruzkia canals) Between Ruzkia (2074m) and Ralla de Alano, 35 degrees in winter
Paso de Tatxeras(Tatxeras passage) Between Achar de Alano (2099m) and Agujas de Alano, 30 degrees in winter
Getting ThereThe normal route to reach the summit of Achar de Alano begins in a parking near Zuriza called Tatxeras (1270m)
From Pamplona:You have to go by the road N-240 60 kilometres
more or less (some of them flanking Yesa swam) to a place with a petrol station where the road to Sigues begins. Follow that road (NA-137) 30 kilometres more or lest crossing small villages to the most important village of Roncal valley, Isaba (814m) From Isaba follow 3 kilometres to the north (by the road that ascents to Puerto de Belagua) and turn right on the crossing marked as Zuriza/Ansó This road (NA-2000) will take you across the valley of Belabarce and then ascents to Puerto de Argibiela (1290m)
Then the road descents some meters to Zuriza. Continue some meters by the road that takes you to Linza hut to a crossing to the right marked as Tatxeras. Take that crossing and follow the road 3 kilometres to Tatxeras parking.
Red TapeNo permits requiered
Places to sleepAt 3 km of Tatxeras parking, in Zuriza there is a camping. In the valley of Belagua another one.
At 8 km is Linza hut
When to climbIs possible to climb all the year, but in winter after bigs snowfalls there is avalanche risk, principally in Paso de Tacheras.
In winter don't forget crampons and piolet.
The ascent by Canaletas de Ruzkia with ice is a little delicated.
Weather and mountain conditionsWeather in Isaba
Mountain conditions in Pirineo Navarro
External LinksAchar de Alano by Mendikat (in spanish)
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