Aitz Txiki seen from the north, beside Alluitz.
|Elevation||791 m (2,595 ft)|
|Prominence||91 m (299 ft)|
|Language of name||Basque|
|Parent range||Basque mountains|
|Easiest route||From Atxarte 290 metres (951 ft)|
Although it is the smallest one, it has the same rough and wild look, specially when viewed from the Atxarte pass that separatest the mountain from the neighbouring Untxillaitz. It has a double summit, highest is Aitz Txiki and the lower one (790m) is Artxua or Sorginkobetagana. It is rough and difficult from all sides except the one faced to Atxarte, which is the main access route. There are remains of a castle that was used to watch the Atxarte pass.
The main rock climbing ways of Biscay's climbing school are in its slopes.
From Atxarte (1h 30m): from the Zelaieta parish of Abadiano goes the road to Mendiola until the Atxarte pass, then the river is crossed and the route reaches the col of Asuntze soon left to reach the col of Artola . From there the proper ascent to Aitz Txiki begins without major difficulties through steep meadows.