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Aguja de Alba

Aguja de Alba

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.65492°N / 0.61841°E

Object Title: Aguja de Alba

Activities: Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 10020 ft / 3054 m


Page By: Rafa Bartolome

Created/Edited: Aug 10, 2010 / Sep 9, 2010

Object ID: 647636

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Aguja de Alba

The Aguja or Gendarme de Alba (3.054m) is a secondary peak of the official list of UIAA of three-thousand meters of Pyrenees because it’s a small aiguille. I think that it's a nice rock I added the peak even it's only one of the 15 aiguilles of the ridge S.W. of Pico de Alba because is climbed for a lot of mountaineers collecting of 212 three-thousand peaks of the range and specially because the normal routes to Pico de Alba don't cross this peak. I wrote usually the descripitons of the secondary summits of 3000m in the page of the main peak except if the route is different as it's the case. The routes of pico de Alba don't reach the summit of Aguja de Alba.

Getting There

Approach to Benasque from Huesca: in the road on direction to Barbastro (N-240). After Barbastro we'll follow the indication to valley of Benasque to the C-1311 to Graus and the C-139 to Benasque across the beautiful gorge of Congosto de Ventanillo.

-Puente de Cregüeña (1490m): in the road from Benasque to Hospital de Benasque we'll take the crossroad to Baños de Benasque, before the Puente de Lliterola, and in the road we'll take the first track to right. The forest track descent to a first bridge where we'll don't cross and we'll follow the track to right to Puente de Cregüeña with a signal of the peak near of a hut.

-La Besurta (1890m): the entry of North of Maladeta Massif is the same of normal route of Aneto across Refuge La Renclusa. La Besurta is easy of reach from Benasque following to Hospital de Benasque and taking the road signalled at right side before the descent to Hospital.

-Baños de Benasque (1680m). Before Hospital de Benasque is the entry to balneary of Baños de Benasque.

Red Tape

It's advisable the use of equipment of rock-climb like rope, harness, helmet.


Camping is not allowed, it's forbidden in the natural park. The camping is permited in Pla de Senarta (ayuntamiento de Benasque, a little tax of 3-4 €) or the nearby Camping of Aneto.
The night in La Besurta is a good option in the vehicle but you can't camp with the tent or vivac.
The refuge of La Renclusa is a good option, specially in spring with the road is close (1h45min of walk to the refuge but from La Besurta with the road open it's only a easy walk of 40 minutes).
It exists many lodges and hotels in village of Benasque

External Links

Pirineos 3000 by Garsanca

Pirineos 3000 by Jesule

mattinmendia blog


Ridge of fifteen gendarmesAguja de AlbaAguja de AlbaOn the summitAlba and route to Gendarme de AlbaAguja de AlbaFirst rock-climb (II)
SummitLast rock climb (II+)Last meters to summitPico de AlbaNormal routePico de AlbaSummit
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