Ruta normal des de la Renclusa
Climbed guiding a group of four from the Collado de la Rimaya route. Beautiful clear day, with blue sky and no wind. Perfect conditions (a little bit too warm). After the main summit we went further till the Pico Abadías, the southern summit of La Maladeta. We were scrambling about 1 hour and 15 minutes over the south ridge, and went out of the ridge towards the Glaciar del Aneto.
We left our skis under couloir as previous group of people completely destroyed surface of snow - so that it was not skiable at all. Veronika and I were at the summit in the late afternoon with following descend and skiing to La Renclosa.
Nice climb from refugio renclusa
additional short climb of nearby pico Abadias
Ken and I followed the easier line to the eastern side of the ridge after crossing through the Portillon Superior. The last wall from the snowfield to the ridge was exciting and we needed a couple of attempts to find the best line. Once on top of the wall we emerged just a few metres from the summit marker. Unfortunately the cloud was down so our view was limited.
yes, at last in the summit. Strong wind in the access to col de la Rimaya, bad conditions in the exit of the coulouir. Bad snow and 45º of slope, dangerous,... 2 ice axe very advisables.
Up the Cresta de los Portillones with no rope or axe. One of my first big mountain routes, and had its scary moments. A long day.
After a long climb of almost 6 hours I don't climb the last meters of the coulouir of access to Col de la Rimaya with recent snow very soft, I fall a little of meters in the coulouir... very difficult for me. I leave it at 3200 meters this time...I'm very unlucky with this peak.
A lot of snow, a lot of sun, the snow very soft was a hard work for only two persons. I tried the peak Aneto but the access to Portillon Sup was impossible and we turn to Maladeta but I leave the route at 3010 meters in the first spun of the ridge after the Portillon Superior.