This solitary peak constitutes the first 2000 meters of the Pyrenees from the western side. His strategic situation turns him into an extraordinary viewing-point including Pau's French plains, the green of Selva de Irati, the mountain chain of Pyrenees and even up to the Moncayo in the south.
In the spanish side (province of Navarra) the rivers Irati and Salazar are born. The great forest in this valley is called the "Selva del Irati" (but really it is not any jungle but a very agreeable place like a green sea).
Others names: Pico de Ori, Orhi, Orhy, Ory.
Since the construction of the road that unites France and Spain across the port of Larrau the access is very comfortable and accessible so that all kinds of persons can agree in summer to this great observatory.
From Pamplona: 105 km.
N-240 direction Jaca/Huesca to Lumbier. NA-178 to Ochagavia. NA-140 to Port of Larrau.
No permit required.
In winter is neccesary in some days crampons and ice axe (specially in routes of south and north faces, and in normal route for east ridge in the final pyramid)
Important the access to port de Larrau is closed in many days of winter for the snow. Generally the governement and the workers of ski station of Abodi they clean the road to this point and you can reach the little parking of the ski station (1400 meters under the peak Pikatua).
When To Climb
June to september (Summer for all the people).
In winter the access of final pyramid is a little exposed and dangerous (only for mountaineers).