Cap de Long

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Hautes Pyrénées, France, Europe
Route Type:
Mountaineering, Scrambling
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
5.1 (YDS)

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Cap de Long
Created On: Jul 10, 2011
Last Edited On: Jul 10, 2011


The normal route of Pic Maou is from the col with Pic Badet, that's also a pass in the normal route of last peak, and for this reason both peaks are generally climb in the same day.

Getting There

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Route Description

Pic Maou
Pic Maou

You begin in the great parking of Cap de Long in the path in left side of the lake. The path make some zig-zags and cross zones of “up and down” to finally reach the end of the lake. The cairns turn to left in a little valley with the view of Campbieil (left) and the ridge Badet-Pic Long-Ag.Tourrat (front). You have two options after the crossing of the river:
a) it's possible to walk to right in bad terrain with a lot of stones in direction to peak Maubic and before the entry in the glacier of Pays Baché leave the route to left side to Badet.
b) easier: following the good path of Campbieil, popular peak always with some person in the route. The path goes to direction to the col between Campbieil and Maou but you leave the route in the area that you can see ramp west of Badet. For the ramp after a hard slope in terrain of stones you reach the col (or shoulder) between the peaks Maou and Badet.
It's a good moment to leave the haversack in the ground and to climb the nice Pic Maou. Following the edge of the ridge you reach the bottom of the peak. Climbing some rock-climbs of I and one of I+ you reach to the summit.

Essential Gear

In the area of ascent to Maou and Badet it remains snow in may-june (crampons and ice-axe are advisables) but in july and august it don’t exists.

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