TOPO Via ferrata
Location ✦ Riglos
Region ✦ Aragon
Country ✦ Spain
Height difference ✦ 390m
Difficulty ✦ K2
Duration ✦ 3h to 3h30
Access to the place
Hiking to the start 1h
From the parking lot, walk up into the village to the El Puro bar (50m) and take the alleyway that climbs just opposite. After a small fountain on the right, you'll find a small square further up, from which the GR-1 road goes off to the right, quickly becoming a stony track. Follow it, you leave the village and immediately see the large Los Fils massif opposite. After 30′ of walking, take the turning to the right (signposted Cubilillo, clavijas) and follow the path which crosses a small stream and then climbs steeply up to the cliffs. First views of the Mallos! Higher up, on a flatter section, leave the turn-off to Peña San Justo (return path) and continue through burnt trees. The path then bends steeply to the left to arrive, with a good sweat, at the foot of the ferrata.
Course 45' à 1h
The west-facing via ferrata has a vertical drop of almost 400m. In the end, it's quite short (less than an hour). The equipment is excellent, with nails (clavijas) and rungs.
A series of clavijas and rungs to be crossed without difficulty to reach a small path at the edge of the void and an incredible panorama of the Mallos. The equipment is new and very safe. We then climb up this little high-altitude path, taking care where we put our feet, as our eyes are drawn to the landscape and the great vultures that approach from time to time...
It's more vertical, with a slight overhang a little higher up. You soon reach the top of the wall, and there are still a few dozen metres of path to the mirador de los buitres.
From the mirador, follow the ridge due north to the end. At this point, the path descends steeply to the right through trees and earth. Follow the signs and kairns to the turn-off on the left towards Peña San Justo. This is the part of the path equipped mainly with cables. You pass level with the void and then behind the huge Peña San Justo. There's also a small bridge over a huge fault, a ladder from the 40s and a few rungs. Once you've completely bypassed the Peña San Justo from behind, the trail heads back to the right, skirting the foot of the Peña before finally dropping down to join the path on our approach walk. All that remains is to retrace the outward path to the village in the opposite direction.