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 3,369 metres (11,053 ft) high.

Pico Posets
Punta de Llardana
Posets Viadós.jpg
Pico Posets from the west
Highest point
Elevation3,369 m (11,053 ft)[1]
Prominence1,125 m (3,691 ft)[1]
Coordinates42°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
Pico Posets is located in Pyrenees
Pico Posets
Pico Posets
Location in the Pyrenees
LocationEriste, Benasque valley (Ribagorza, Aragon, Spain)
Parent rangePyrenees
First ascentAugust 6, 1856 (H. Halkett)
Easiest routebasic snow/ice climb from Angel Orús refuge

Ascent routeEdit

Topographic map of the ascent route

From the Angel Orús refuge (2,095 m), a well-marked path heads northwest. After an hour of climbing the route crosses a stream. Further on, the path forks. The route follows the right-hand fork along a narrow valley (Canal Fonda), which has a snowy section almost all year round, so it is advisable to take an ice axe and crampons.

View of Pico Posets from Pico Forqueta

In under three hours, the path leads to the foot of the Tooth of Llardana (which can be ascended more easily when returning from the summit of the Posets). Following the stone slope after four hours of ascent the summit is reached.

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Posets, Spain". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.

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