Gran Bachimala, also known as Punta Schrader, is a mountain located in the Pyrenees in the Aragon region of Spain. With an altitude of 3177 meters, it is not one of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees, but from its summit you have an incredible view of the majestic shape of Monte Perdido or Aneto. Gran Bachimala rises on a ridge perpendicular to the mountain axis and has a flat orientation, although it has several three-thousanders.
As always in the climbing store we were thoroughly documented to tackle this climb, we plan to go this coming summer 2021, if the virus lets us of course!

The technical documentation that guides us is this:

Location: central Pyrenees.
Altitude: 3,177m.
Altitude: 1,450 meters.
Schedule: 4.30 hours. How to get there:
Plan. Starting point: Plan de Tabernés (1,740).
Hut: open (1.740).
Season: July-September.
Cartography: alpine, bachimala.
Terrain: Forest, meadow, stony ground and rocks.
Difficulty: medium.
Effort: high.
Risk: medium.
Equipment: high mountain.


From Ainsa we go about 30 km on the A-138 to Salinas, where we take the 15 km detour to Plan (1,120). On the way to Chistau, in a very sharp bend, we take the road that follows the course of the Zinqueta. It is very busy and the steepest sections are concreted, but the living conditions are mediocre. We climb along the path through the forest, passing several campsites, and after 9 km we reach the Llanos del Campamento (1,550), where the two branches of the Zinqueta River meet. Here, after crossing a bridge, the path forks. The right branch leads to the Viadós hut, the left one stays next to the Zinqueta de la Pez and after another 3 km reaches the Plan de Tabernés, where there is a large open hut (1.740) (15 km from Plan).


We cross the stream and follow the path on the right bank that passes by the Cabaña de Culrueba (1,800). Up to the confluence of the Bachimala (1,800 m), the route is almost flat. Here we catch both the river and the stream and climb up the slope of the valley on a winding path. The terrain softens when we reach the high meadows where the stream turns left. After overcoming a rocky slope, we reach the wide and gentle ridge that leads unimpeded to the Great Bachimala or Schrader Peak (3,177).

We hope to have a great weekend in the Pyrenees, you are still signing up for the expedition, we are already 4 and we hope there will be many more. A big hug to all our comrades.

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