Climbed from Rif Estos. Maybe it was because it was our first climb of our holiday, but all four of us pretty experienced hikers had a really hard time on Posets, before knocking off Aneto with relative ease. Hardships aside, This was still a beautiful mountain and I'd climb it again tomorrow, but I have to work :-(
Day 1: Hiked up to Refugio Angel Orus in the afternoon. Bad planned - should have gone all the way to the summit...
Day 2: Weather forecast said showers and risk of thunder from around 12. We set out at 6. Weather still ok. A little rain set in around 7. We kept going. Thunder started as we reached the top of Canal Fonda and forced us to turn back. And this was already at 8:30 in the morning. Not fair :(
I'll be back.
My second visit to the summit but this time across the ridge Espadas-Posets, one of the most beautiful of Pyrenees. Impressive ridge!
Climbed with a friend, started at 8 am from Angel Orús hut and reached the summit around noon or maybe a bit later. Very hot and sunny day with snow surprisingly starting already at 2300 metres. Snow was very soft all the way, there was no need for crampons and ice ax. Very deep snow just before the summit ridge. On descent it was quite fun to create tiny avalanches and ride down on them.
first day of a two week trip to the area. Ascended from the terminal car park above Eriste via the Canal Fonda route and returned in one day - 9 1/2 hours for the round trip. On snow all the way from the base of canal fonda to the summit even in late June.
Climbed guiding a small group over the 'normal' route (Canal Roya). Started from Ángel Orús hut. 4 and 1/2 hrs to the top. 3 hours to descend back to the hut. Two small patches of snow at the start of the Canal Roya (avoidable to the right) and some recent snow-ice layer (thin) on the 'Canal Roya', at the 'Collado del Diente' and at the slopes of the 'Espada' of the Posets. Clear of snow at the final ridge and top. Misty during all the hike, but almost no wind. Good temperature at the top.
Climbed with a group of three (guiding) clients, with perfect weather and very good conditions. Snow at the 'Canal Roya' but free on it on the summit slopes.
A great hike, easy and enjoyable. We started off at a nearby lake (~2700m) where we camped for a night. It was just down from Eriste pass. Originally we started at Rif. Biados.
We hiked from the car park above Eriste to the summit and back (via Refugio Angel Orus and the Canal Fonda) in about 8 hours roundtrip. There were only two tiny patches of snow in the Canal Fonda which you could avoid completely. The final scramble along the ridge was fun and completely dry. The views and weather were fantastic!
Sabrina, Ol and I climbed Tuca del Fauro de la Neu, diente Royo, Pavots, Espadas, tuqueta Roya, tuca de llardaneta, Posets y Dient de LLardana... Great loop!
Also climbed some 20 years ago...
I climbed it from the Biadós refuge through the 200m Jean-Arlaud Couloir, rated AD. That day we had very good conditions, and it was a fun climb. We free soloed the first 2 rocks, then we enjoyed a nice short mixed climb and one last rocky part. Reaching Collado Jean-Arlaud we continued on the Espadas ridge to the summit.
Our first attempt was abandoned on the ridge to the south of the Collado de la Paul as we had travelled too far across the glacier. A few days later we went back after a night at the Estos refugio. We found a route to the top over loose rock and thin snow cover. We decended via a snow gulley.
Climbed in a stormy day in sumer 1985. after that we went along the espadas ridge till the tucon royo! fantastic day
We managed the snowfields OK with just trekking poles. On the summit arete we took the ledge R which leads to some very loose exposed ground. On the way down we stayed on the ridge which is not technical at all really, just a bit airy. Utterly brilliant wiews to Monte Perdido, Vignemale, Neouvielle, Pic du Midi du Sul and Aneto.
went up night before and slept about an hour up from Angel orus. Always like a bivi! started around 7h30 the next day. no difficulties at all in the route going up, although we thought it definitely lacked snow. I'd seen my parent's pictures of it taken 25 years ago and the canal fonda was full of snow.on the way down, went through the 'vallee blanche' which is the next one along and has a bit more snow, although going down into it is a bit exposed and the rock very loose. The walk from the car park to eriste is a killer get yourself picked up if you can!
nice route on an easy ridge with 2 rock-climbing steps, not more difficult than PD+ (french grade)
El refugio del "Ángel de Orús " magnífico. Por la noche hubo una fuerte tormenta con truenos y relámpagos que iluminaban el refugio.......
Pudimos llegar a la cima al día siguiente, pero la niebla no nos dejó ver el paisaje
Turned back from final summit ridge, which was buzzing with a hair-raising electrical charge
After a failed attempt in 2002 I had to get back to finish this wonderful walk towards the almost highest Pyrenese summit.
Angel Orus is a great hut, cheap, but very goog, all brand new and well maintained.
The climb itself was a perfect one. The year before I had to stop due to lack of water, now I was better prepared and did it with relative ease.
The approach starts at Eriste, a small village at around 1100 m. If you do have a car (which was not our case) you can drive up to the waterfall halfway to the hut, Refugio Angel Oruz. From there the trail is very well signaled up to the hut. The hike up from Eriste to the hut will take you around 3 hours (1.5 hrs. with a car). This hut has gone through a major reform and now is one of the most luxurious huts in the Pyrenees. Each communal room have its own showers and bathrooms with trash baskets! However you should make reservations in advance if you plan to visit during the summer, specially for weekends. We started our ascent from the hut the following morning at 7:20 AM on a very well signaled path all the way to Canal Fonda (a year-round snowed couloir) which we arrived at 9:00 AM. After cramponing our way up Canal Fonda we reached Collado del Diente de Llardana at 3000 m. After waiting for about 40 minutes for the fog to recede from the summit, we started climbing above the Col on a leap of faith with the summit still covered in clouds of fog. By the time we reached the summit, visibility improved vastly and we could aprreciate the beautiful ibons and glacier circuses surrounding Posets. Took us 3.5 hrs. to reach the summit from the hut and 2.5 hrs. for the descent. Have lunch at the hut and another 2 hours hiking down to Eriste.
My brother and I climbed Posets in order to get in shape for that summer campaign in the Peruvian Andes. We were followed by our Alaskan Malamute dog-friend named "Nuka". We had a terrible day. Nine hours car-summit-car.