We made the full ridge of Bachimala... almost the part that is possible to climb in only one day. We begun in Tabernés and we climbed to collado de Señal across Vado de bachimala. We climbed Punta del Sabre (II), Bachimala (II-), Ledormeur (II), Punta del Ibón (I+), Pequeño Bachimala (I+) and Marcos Feliu (II-) returning across the long route of ibones de Bachimala.
Total time: more than 10 hours.
We climbed some years ago Picos de la Pez and Abeillé and it was very long for us this time and we didn't climb another time. The route between both peaks is the harder of the full ridge with a pass of III.
Stormy weather when going down....
A great snowfall in the last day and the climb was dangerous in some points, specially the final ridge very exposed. The landscape of all the peaks whites (Posets, Espadas, Punta Suelza, Perdido, La Munia, , Culfredas, Lustou, Abeille, Spijeoules, Gourg Blancs, Perdiguero...) was one of the most beautiful that I remember in my climbs in the Pyrenees.
Los lirios nos acompañaron buena parte de la subida y una tormenta en la bajada.
El Posets nos saludó en la cima.
Two brothers and me started climbing at 10:25 AM from the forest trail (1.715 m) below Refugio de Biadós. The ascent was quick, at 11:05 AM we had passed the wood and Cabaña del Serrau. So we started the ascent towards the Point 2.448 m. At 12:25 PM we left Cuello de la Señal de Biadós (2.538 m) to the right and stoped 10 minutes having some power bars and water. We pushed forward traversing the big moraines of the cirque towards the SW shoulder. Then we traversed some big stone fields until reaching the easy summit ridge that leads to the top (2:15 PM). We did a break for having lunch and take a pic of us. The clouds covered the sky so we couldn't see other mountains when staying at the summit of Gran Bachimala (or Schrader). The descent was quickest than the ascent so at 4:05 PM we had passed Señal de Biadós (2.601 m). We did another break (10 mins) at 2.120 m before descending to Refugio de Biadós and then to the car (5:45 PM). Tmin = 5 ºC
A long day, but a succesful one. A good place to make your first three-thousander. Watch out for thunder storms in summer afternoons!!