How to get there:
The nearest village is Eriste, which lies a few miles south of
Eriste is some hours drive from for example Toulouse or Barcelona. Route description:
From Eriste you take a small, winding dirt road up the steep western hillside,
and drive in a narrow, steep-walled gorge where the road in places looks very
dangerous. The trail leads up the beautiful valley for about 1 1/2 kilometers,
passing among other things a very scenic waterfall, before turning left and
climbing steeply for about one kilometer to the Refugio Angel Orús (2095m),
a good place to spend the night.
From the refugio, you follow a trail along the hillside above the hut, until
it enters a broad basin. Follow a trail which heads up to the right, and enters
a narrow gorge which has a large snowfield in it. When the gorge broadens,
follow another snowfield up to a pass around 3000 meters, with an impressive
rock spire on the left, and climb right on the snowfields towards the ridgetop
above. The summit ridge is narrow, but non-technical and quite
This is a very nice hike. We did it after a large (for the season)
snowfall had made it virtually impossible to climb Aneto, our primary
target. The people in charge of Refugio Angel Orús
were very friendly and made our stay there a long lasting memory.
Tor Erling, the route goes up the gorge, then further
up a snowfield in the back towards a saddle.