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Aritxulegi

Page Type: Route

Location: Guipuzcoa, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.28520°N / 1.77841°W

Object Title: Aritxulegi

Route Type: Rock Climb Easy

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 4

Difficulty: P.D.inf.

Grade: II

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Page By: Rafa Bartolome

Created/Edited: Nov 13, 2005 / Nov 25, 2007

Object ID: 167560

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Approach

This is the classical route of SW face.
Trailhead: col of Aritxulegi (450m), after the tunnel in the road between Oiartzun and Lesaka.

Route Description

Just over the road the path begin over the tunnel. It's a little path among grassy hills to get the terraces with fences. Under the bottom of Erroilbide we'll turn directly to this peak (right-west). Just in the bottom we'll turn to get a little path to north side (left) bordering the peak to get the grassy channel (hard slope), and the easy rock-climb (I, grade F.) to reach a col near of the fisrt summit, the Erroilbide (836m).
After a descent of a wall of rock (I+) we'll reach the most complicated section of all the route, it's the access to Txurrumurru. The south side (our access in this moment) is grade II for 20 meters with good rock, it's impressive but not difficult. The first section (II) had a metallic anchorage ("anilla") and the second section is a wide chimney (II). The final section is the easiest (I, F). In the summit of Txurrumurru (826m) the descent is easy across the north side (I). In the little col the access is a simple walk-up to the last peak, Irumugarrieta (810m).
Generally, if you don't have 2 cars, you must descent to Elurretxe (north) and take the little path under the peaks in south direction (under the east face of peaks) to return to Aritxulegi across the GR with paint white and red.

Essential Gear

Rope?, not generally, only for beginners or in days with rain or fog (wet rock).

Miscellaneous Info

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Images

In the forestNatural park of Peñas de AiaClimbing in the fogThe important city of Donosti... Erroilbide from Txurrumurru . Txurrumurru and...The turn to the bottom of...
The way to Peñas de Aia from...The evident path to reach...Path of Aritxulegi