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Ascent of Pic de Coma Pedrosa on 2019-07-10

Climber: Bill Hughes

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pic de Coma Pedrosa
    Location:Andorra
    Elevation:9662 ft / 2944 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from Arinsal to Refugi Coma Pedrosa the previous afternoon (2 hours), stayed overnight and then hiked from Refugi to peak the next morning. Refugi provides mattress, blankets and pillow, water, meals and beer. Path to Refugi and from Refugi to peak generally very clear, and marked by yellow paint dots and red and white paint stripes on rocks periodically. At southern end of Estany Negre lake there are two alternative routes to summit. Western route hugs lake initially and is the easier route. I took eastern route which involves easy scrambling, ascending to ridge and then across ridge to summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2467 ft / 751 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2467 ft / 750 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2467 ft / 751 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2385 ft / 726 m; Extra: 82 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:82 ft / 24 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Refugi Coma Pedrosa  7277 ft / 2218 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2385 ft / 726 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    End Trailhead:Refugi Coma Pedrosa  7277 ft / 2218 m



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