Le Marbore

Elevation (feet): 10,656
Elevation (meters): 3,248
Continent: Europe
Range/Region: Pyrenees
Latitude: 42.693413
Longitude: 0.011244
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Toulouse/Barcelona
Convenient Center: Gavarnie/Torla

Thanks to Philip Groves and Owain Glyndwr for adding this peak.

Le Marboré is the highest point on the Cirque de Gavarnie, with magnificent and breathtaking views of the cirque and to Gavarnie nearly 2 km below to the north and Aragon, the Anisclo Canyon and lakes beyond Ainsa to the south. Good views of Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Vignemale, Pimené, Astazous, La Munia, Posets, Cilindro and Monte Perdido.

The north face is a two thousand metre rockface and the east is also well gaurded by vertical rock. The south facing slopes are limestone terraces leading to a final steep snow basin below the summit. The voie normal is little more than a long hard walk from the refuge breche de roland but crosses one small glacier (no crevasses) and numerous very steep and very trecherous snow slopes. All other routes involve full on rock climbing some of which grade around 6c.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Le Marbore.

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  • Log #15125 - by Christian Boyaud on Sep 21, 2001
    Starting the day relatively late from Tuquerouye refuge with my new companion Nigel, we passed the "col du Cylindre" together. Getting down the south face was a little tricky (4...
  • Log #15126 - by Philip Groves and Owain Glyndwr on Aug 22, 2000
    Climbed up from the Goriz hut in Spain, taking same route as for the Perdido but then branching to the left around the foot of the cilindro. Headed due north down rocks and snow before climbing out...