Climb the legendary summits of the Ossau Valley...
Normal route to the Pic du Midi d'Ossau (2884m)
The Peak of all legendsRare are the mountains that maintain a haughty solitude so as to be an entire landscape by their mere presence. So it is with the Pic du Midi d'Ossau. It is a monument that offers an ideal playground for rock climbing, with its hundred or so routes ranging from 3b (easy) to 7b (very difficult).
The normal route up this ancient volcano is the easiest way to reach the summit. This rock-climbing tour requires good preparation and a good level of walking ability, given its length and altitude difference (one day and a positive altitude difference of over 1000m). The alternation of 3 chimneys of around twenty metres (for safety, take a 50m rope to cross them and a helmet for the whole ascent) and passages of simple walking adds a playful side to this climb. But don't underestimate this summit, which requires a great deal of experience... and the wisdom to know when to give up if the weather isn't right.
Professional accompaniment is strongly recommended, as are helmets and a rescue rope.
At the summit, a breathtaking 360° view!