You can climb to the Gallinero peak from the Ampriú plain on a route which includes the Cerler peak too. However, the climb described below starts at Castejón de Sos and is relatively easy.
The Piedras Blancas (White rock) plain where the route begins offers the spectacle of hang gliders taking off to fly over the Benasque Valley.
The route from the Piedras Blancas plain goes, at first through meadows. But soon you must leave the track to go in a Northerly direction up the hillside. After 50 minutes the way becomes less steep and, turning right you begin to climb the pyramid of the mountain.
This is the most demanding part of the route as it is very steep but it doesn’t take long to reach the peak.
At the bottom of the mountain you will see Cerler ski station.
- Location: Valley of Benasque
- Ascent time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Descent time: 1 hour
- Recommended dates: All year round
- Difficulty: None
- Level: Suitable for almost anybody
- Starting point: Piedras Blancas plain, take off area for hang gliders in Castejón de Sos (2.080 metres)
- Max. altitude: Pico Gallinero (2.728 metres)
- Maps: PRAMES: Aneto -Maladetas; Alpine: El Turbón; I.G.N. and military Geog. Service: Map N180
More information: Federación Aragonesa de Montañismo (F.A.M.). Comité de Alpinismo. Albareda, 7, 4º-4ª. 50004 Zaragoza Tel. 976 22 79 71 // Fax 976 21 24 59 E-mail: email@example.com // www.fam.es