The dangerous ridges of the...

The dangerous ridges of the "Matterhorn of the Pyrenees", the great peak of Balaitous from the Frondiellas. In the bottom you can see the little glacier of Frondiella and in the upper left side it's the famous Packe-Russell's ridge! (one of the most spectaculars of the whole Pyrenees; They climbed sat in the edge of the ridge being taken with the hands and the feet to both sides!). 19th september 2004.

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eza

eza - Sep 20, 2004 12:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Y esta también impresiona

Desde luego, no es como para despistarse de la ruta al Col Noir y acabar en esa cresta, ¿eh?

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Sep 20, 2004 1:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Y esta también impresiona

pues sí es la famosa cresta de Packe y Russell que se coge hacia la mitad encima de esa mancha clara en mitad de la pared que aunque no te lo creas es la terraza Carrere (desde luego no es una terraza como las de la plaza del castillo para tomar una caña). Ahí se llega desde la gran diagonal por detrás si en lugar de descender un poco al entrar te vas hacia arriba directo. Si te vas atravesando el col noir entonces ya es que ni coges la diagonal, directamente te vas para abajo por la ruta al refugio de Larribet. Tienes un esquema de la entrada que he puesto en la ruta.

desainme

desainme - Sep 20, 2004 1:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Arresting Arete

Have you been up it? The map says it comes up from the south side. Pretty good map too.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Sep 21, 2004 3:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Arresting Arete

thanks, it's true, it's the south face. The correct for the ridge is of course west ridge. Impressive climb by Packe and Russell in the XIX century (bad boots,... )across this ridge, it's grade III with this great fall in the both sides, one of the most dangerous of the whole Pyrenees. Nobody climb for this ridge in the actual time, I think that they were crazy. I'll try this mountain across the easier gran diagonal in the next weeks.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Sep 21, 2004 5:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Arresting Arete

anothers "aristas" (arete, ridge) of the zone in my new mountain page of Frondiella

JavierP - Mar 20, 2007 4:15 pm - Voted 10/10

¡...

piedra + bonita = precioso !

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