Pico Posets

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Pico Posets
Posets Viadós.jpg
Pico Posets from the west
Elevation 3,371 m (11,060 ft)s
Location
Pico Posets is located in Pyrenees
Pico Posets
Pico Posets
Location in the Pyrenees
Location Eriste, Benasque valley (Ribagorza, Aragon, Spain)
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°39′56″N 0°25′28″E / 42.66556°N 0.42444°E / 42.66556; 0.42444Coordinates: 42°39′56″N 0°25′28″E / 42.66556°N 0.42444°E / 42.66556; 0.42444
Climbing
First ascent August 6, 1856 (H. Halkett)
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb from Angel Orús refuge

Pico Posets or Punta de Llardana is the second highest peak of the Pyrenees, after Aneto. It is located in the Spanish province of Huesca and is 3,371 meters high.

Ascent route[edit]

Topographic map of the ascent route
View of Pico Posets from Pico Forqueta

From the Angel Orús refuge (2,095 m), a well-marked path goes to the northwest. After an hour of ascent a creek is crossed. Further up, the path splits in two. Taking the right path, it follows a narrow valley (Canal Fonda) in which almost all year round there is a small frozen zone, so it's convenient to take an ice axe and crampons.

In less than three hours, the path leads to the feet of the Tooth of Llardana (which can be ascended better when returning from Posets' summit). Following the stone slope after four hours of ascent the summit is reached.

The descent to the refuge using the same route takes about three hours.

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