An Aspe's valley shepherd climbed first in 1787, he built the cairn on the summit founded years later. On October 2nd, 1797, Guillaume Delfau with the Eaux-Bonnes' shepherd, Mathieu, started at Gabas shelter at 3:10 h. They ascended to the base of the peak, climb some chimneys to reach the summit. At 20 h they were at Gabas again.
Start at Anéou's parking, descend some meters along a forest trail to Gave (ravin) de Brousset. Traverse it by a little bridge and go N-NW crossing beatutiful meadows to Cabane de Sénescau (1.812 m). Surround this hovel (Gabas cheese is for sale) by its right. Hike NW to Point 1.893 m, a right curve, where a zigzag path climbs to Col de Soum de Pombie (2.129 m). Finally take a well marked path (N-NW) to Refuge de Pombie (2.031 m). 1 h 30' from Anéou's parking.
Take the path W wards crossing la Grande Raillère (Rock Field) de Pombie (N-NW). Then hike NE wards to Col de Suzon (2.127 m), follow the E-NE ridge to Point 2.345 m, where rock climbing starts. Climb a first chimney where some ancient big pegs can be found, turn right over some ledges to a second chimney (more pegs than the first). Continue to the right to the third chimney, easier than the others. Turn left climbing an outcrop to reach Rein de Pombie, where a big iron cross is placed. Push forward over scramble to the summit. 4 hours from Refuge de Pombie.
Crampons and ice axe are necessary early in the season. Even vivy gear and some ice screws are recommended. In Summer climb with helmet and rope.
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