Hospital de Benasque

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Huesca, Spain, Europe
Route Type:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
Half a day
Rock Difficulty:
5.0 (YDS)

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Hospital de Benasque
Created On: Aug 30, 2010
Last Edited On: Aug 30, 2010


This is the normal route.

Getting There

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Route Description

Normal route of Sacroux

We walk across the green signals of route to Ibon de Gorgutes in left side. The walk is easy among the trees and the small rocks to reach a plain just before the cross of the river in a bridge (2.100m). In the other side of the river you have two routes with signals but you must walk to right side with attention to the paint in the ground signalling “Gorgutes”. In the left side the path goes to Puerto Biello but it’s not our route.

The path goes evident to right side walking under the hillside turning to left in a curve to reach the upper part or Ibones de Montañeta. We follow the path to reach the nice lake of Gorgutes. The path with blue paint goes to right side bordering the lake to reach the Puerto de la Glera (2.364m). A few of meters before the Puerto is the signal indicating Sacroux. We follow the blue and green paint to walk to a small valley under the peak Sacroux. In a point just under the wall of our peak we turn to right with attention to cairn and paint. This point is very important because in the only way to find the easy climb of the wall. The climb is easy but a little exposed across some rocky steps (F) to reach the last plain under the cone of the summit. We walk to left side to the evident col where we turn to left to ascent the last meters to the summit with interesting panorama of massif of Perdiguero-Maupas and the western Maladeta. The peaks Salvaguardia and La Mina have a nice aspect from here. The descent is across the same route.

Essential Gear

In early Spring (march-may) you can need the use of crampons and ice-axe if it remains something of snow but with a lot of snow isn't an advisable climb because the route has risk of avalanches and it's dangerous.

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Hospital de Benasque

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