La Paul, Pico de la

La Paul, Pico de la

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 42.65852°N / 0.44486°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering, Scrambling
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 10098 ft / 3078 m
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Posets and La PaulLa Paul and Posets
Pico de La Paul (3.078m)La Paul

The peak of La Paul is the center peak of the ridge of Bardamina that it contains (from W to E): Pico de la Paul Inferior (3.073m), Pico de La Paul (3.078m) and Bardamina (3.079m). It's climbed usually in the same day of Bardamina but the normal route of both peaks don't follow the full ridge.

The easier route to La Paul come from West across collado de la Paul (P.D.inf.) but the normal route of Bardamina goes across its South slopes (F.). The ridge between both peaks is very exposed and it's not very difficult for rock-climbers (P.D.) but it can be useful the use of rope for the rest of mountaineers.

Pico de La Paul Inferior (3.073m)

La Paul Inferior, La Paul and Bardamina
La Paul inferior s summit

This small peak is the western summit of Pico de La Paul (3.078m) and it appears in the official list of peaks of 3.000m of Pyrenees of UIAA. The normal route of Pico de La Paul from collado de La Paul cross the summit and I think that this small peak don't need a page in SP for this reason. The peak-baggers have all the information to climb it in the page and the route.

Getting There

Benasque is the main village of valley. The two most important routes has trailhead in Refuge Estós (access in the road from Benasque to Cerler, 2h of walk-up) and Refuge Angel Orús / Forcaus (access in Eriste, a few of km before Benasque, 1h 30min of walk-up).

Access by road:
-From Zaragoza to Huesca (72 km), highway. From Huesca to Benasque (138 km) for the N240 to Barbastro. Take N123 and N123a to Graus. In Graus take to left for A139 to direction Benasque/Cerler.

-From Barcelona: highway A2 to Lleida (or Lérida). From Lleida take N230. Continue by N123 in direction Torres del Obispo and more to Graus. Another shorter possibility goes across village of Benabarre.

Others access: train and bus.

-Train Barcelona-Zaragoza. Bus to Huesca and bus to Benasque (see Alosa)

-Train Zaragoza-Huesca or bus Zaragoza-Huesca (see Alosa). From Huesca to Benasque only in bus (see Alosa).

Red Tape

No permits required. The summit is in Natural park of Posets-Maladeta with rules about camping and wildlife.


-camping Aneto
-camping Senarta (free, you must pay only a little tax)
-camping Ixeia
-camping Borda d'Arnaldet

Mountain Huts:
*Angel Orús (or Forcaus): at 2.095m.(974/344044).

*Refugio de Estós: at 1.895m.

The night at mountain hut is advisable (reserves are required to spend the night).

External Links

Parque Posets-Maladeta



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