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Balaitous, Spanish Pyrenees, Guided Climb

Rock climbing the Balaitous
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Join Javier, an IFMGA certified guide, on a spectacular ascent of the Balaitous peak, a fantastic mountain in the Spanish Pyrenees.

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1 Day

All year




On this exciting adventure, I would like to guide you to the summit of the beautiful Balaitous peak (3,144m).

Located in the Pyrenees of Spain, in the province of Huesca, the Balaitous peak is a sensational mountain. It has seven different ridges, and all of which are worth seeing and exploring. One of the first mountains you see when arriving from the Atlantic ocean, the views you get on from this peak are incredible. This peak also rests on the border between Spain and France.

There are different routes we can take the summit of the Balaitous peak. We can climb through the glacial lakes of Arriel and the great Diagonal. There is also a route that goes through the Neus glacier from the Azun valley. However, the most common route is the one that passes the Respoumuso hut (2,133m). From there we will access the La Tour gap. The gap is a picturesque area that will allow you to freely move about the granite surface of the peak.

While not an overtly technical climb, the ascent of Balaitous is still fairly challenging because the climb is very physically demanding. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical condition.

If you want to experience a great climb in the Pyrenees, this ascent of the Balaitous is for you. It is a fun, challenging, and unbelievably scenic journey that can be done in one, or more days. It all depends on you. So send me a request, and let’s start climbing!

Are you looking for more great climbs in the Pyrenees? Then join me on this ascent of the Gran Vignemale.

Price includes

- Guiding fee



There are several comfortable accommodation options in the province of Huesca that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

The meeting point will be arranged prior to the start of the climb.

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide

My name is Javier. I'm from Jaca in the Aragon Pyrenees. I'm an IFMGA certified mountain guide. I have also a special certificate for climbing and canyoning. I'm also a ski instructor.

What I like the most in my job:
- ski touring during the winter
- mountaineering in the Pyrenees during the summer
- trekking in the Himalayas during the autumn

Please get in touch with me and let me guide you across these beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees ! I know every corner of them. I will be happy to show you the beautiful secret spots here.


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What people are saying about Javier Garrido Velasco

Paulis Dalbergs


November, 2022

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Tony Cruxton


September, 2022

Luis was the guide Javier organised. He was very professional, guided us to the top (and back) seamlessly, set a pace that suited both of us. He also pointed out various points of interest. Would definitely recommend Luis. Also, Javier was very helpfull in providing information for another area I was visiting.

Mark Robinson


July, 2022

Great 2 days - better communications would be nice

Tatiana Glanville-Wallis


June, 2019

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Robert J. Mountain


October, 2018

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September, 2018

We had a guide named David he was very very good and everything worked perfect. Can only recommend climbing Aneto :)

Búi Steinn


June, 2018

We had a fantastic trip. Our guide, Fernando, was amazing - he was very knowledgable about the area, extremely helpful and overall a great guy. Even though the weather was quite bad, this was one of the most amazing hike I´ve ever been on. Higly recommened the guide and the trip.



June, 2018

My guide was David Lombas. He was great, and set a challenging but achievable pace and got us to the summit on a day when no one else did! Thank you!

John Upchurch


June, 2018

We had David as a guide. He did a great job. Unfortunately we were not able to summit because of weather



October, 2016

A HUGE thank you for all your help in the build up to our Monte Perdido attempt yesterday! Our guide Luis (from Javier's team) was absolutely brilliant and helped us reach the summit unscathed (despite the snowy conditions - which were apparently not ideal for amateurs!).


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