This solitary peak constitutes the first 2000 meters of the Pyrenees from the western side. His strategic situation turns him into an extraordinary viewing-point including Pau's French plains, the green of Selva de Irati, the mountain chain of Pyrenees and even up to the Moncayo in the south.
In the spanish side (province of Navarra) the rivers Irati and Salazar are born. The great forest in this valley is called the "Selva del Irati" (but really it is not any jungle but a very agreeable place like a green sea).
Others names: Pico de Ori, Orhi, Orhy, Ory.
Getting ThereSince the construction of the road that unites France and Spain across the port of Larrau the access is very comfortable and accessible so that all kinds of persons can agree in summer to this great observatory.
From Pamplona: 105 km.
N-240 direction Jaca/Huesca to Lumbier. NA-178 to Ochagavia. NA-140 to Port of Larrau.
No permit required.
In winter is neccesary in some days crampons and ice axe (specially in routes of south and north faces, and in normal route for east ridge in the final pyramid)
Important the access to port de Larrau is closed in many days of winter for the snow. Generally the governement and the workers of ski station of Abodi they clean the road to this point and you can reach the little parking of the ski station (1400 meters under the peak Pikatua).
When To ClimbJune to september (Summer for all the people).
In winter the access of final pyramid is a little exposed and dangerous (only for mountaineers).
Hostal Auñamendi (948/890189)
Hostal Orialde (948/890027)
Hostal Laspalas (948/890015)
Hostal Besaro (948/890350)
Mountain ConditionsI.N.M. (see in provinces "Navarra", Ory is in the north of Navarra)
- Route of Ori
Description in spanish in a journal for the normal route.
- Selva del Irati
Information about the area of Forest of Irati in the official web page of Navarra (spanish).
- Location map of Ori
Includes the position of Pico de Ori over the french-spanish border and how to get there from Pamplona
- Topographical map of Ori
Marks the normal (southeast ridge) route over a topographical map
- Village of Ochagavía
Official web page of the Village Council of Ochagavía, one of the southern (spanish) access to Ori. Spanish version is linked here, basque version available
- Osate Camping
Spanish language info on the facilities of the Ochagavía Camping Area. Also phone and fax numbers and e-mail address
- Col de Larrau - french side
An image of the slopes of this col, just to give you an idea wether your car will stand it or not ;-). Also for cycling fans
- Col de Larrau - spanish side
Slopes of the southern access to Col de Larrau. Easier to cycle than the north side...