TOPO Via ferrata
Region ✦ Encamp
Country ✦ Andorra
Type ✦ Via ferrata
Height difference ✦ 625m
Difficulty ✦ K3
Duration ✦ 45′ to 1h
Interest ✦ **
Access to the place
Hiking to the start 1h
Quite physical. Right from the start you can see the rock, so you can navigate by sight. Climb the main trail to the chairlift arrival point, then fork left to climb alongside a second chairlift. Higher up, at the base of the boulder, turn right onto a path that leads to a hut and a small body of water to be crossed from behind. Climb the scree to the right of the névé to reach the start.
The east-facing via ferrata is actually quite short, equipped with rungs that are sometimes well spaced out, forcing you to climb in, shall we say, IV climbs.
Apparently, it's closed in 2018, according to information on the Deandar.com website.
The first part climbs vertically, zigzagging a little without difficulty. Then there's a short traverse to the right to change wall and move on to the 2nd, shorter part, which starts with a very vertical and aerial section.
The final section is much easier, leading to the ridge where the equipped section ends.
Follow the ridge south to the small pass, then switch to the right and descend a large, wide combe that leads down to the GR7 trail, which you can follow back to our starting point.