Elevation: 2,590 ft
GPS: 42.345, -0.713 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian in SLC on Jan 4, 2021
Admins: Jason Halladay, Robert Hall

Description

Aguja Roja is a 150m tall spire and the farthest east of the “Pequeños Mallos” at Riglos.

First climbed by the Montañeros de Aragón climbers Francisco Fau and Ángel Serón on June 2, 1947 by what’s now known as the “Normal” route. The red needle was originally named by the first ascenders as “La Remolacha”: the beet.

Over a dozen routes encircle the tower ranging in difficulty from IV to 6c.

A couple of the more popular routes are Edil (V), Villarig (6a) and Pecholobo (6c). The most popular track being the Normal (IV) route which is a great warm up for the longer routes at Riglos, or, a fun shorter half day up an old classic. A great initiation to potato squeezing!

While there’s some friable rock (be vigilant on less travelled routes!), the position, small summit and fine views make an ascent of the Aguja Roja memorable.

Descent by rappel down the Normal route. Take care if climbers are below.

Getting There

Park at the Interpretation Center (Centro de Interpretación de aves) and walk down to the GR-1 road which runs west to east in front of the Pequeños Mallos.

Walk east along the GR-1 until below the Aguja Roja and take the trail for around 10 minutes to the base of the spire. The same trail also goes to Mallo Cored so be sure to stay right at the fork.

A stone marker on the GR-1 helps mark the trail up to the red needle.

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