David-Guenot: Track 4204 in area near Andorra, La Massana ()
Alt de Comapedrosa
Length: 15.7km, Creator time taken: 8h31m, Ascent: 1558m, Descent: 1538m
Places:Start at Lon 1.47762, Lat 42.5793, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
Visiting Alt de Comapedrosa, the highpoint of Andorra at 2942m, with a friend from Wales. Actual total ascent ca. 1420m. Some great walking, following the GR11 across some stunning scenery. From the Estanys de Comapedrosa (ca. 2600m) the terrain turns rocky but the route is still obvious and well marked. We left the GR11 just before it veers NW/left after the Estany Negre (ca. 2730m) to head straight up a steep slope covered with energy-sapping shale and scree to reach a col just below the summit. The 360° vista from the top is absolutely breathtaking, with the whole eastern Pyrenees visible, from Pico de Aneto to Pic Carlit. A recent dust of snow added to the magic. We descended along the S ridge, which required the use of hands here and there, but never exposed nor dangerous. I would definitely recommend using this route on the way up as well. It is also apparently possible to head further up after the GR11 turns left and pick a trail to the right or climb up to the col with the Pic de Baïau and follow the ridge up to the right, but this probably involves a bit of scrambling at some point. A tough route which deserves perfect conditions.
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