Barranc del Bullidor W

Grandvalira

Freeride lines for resort hikers

Also in Canillo, Andorra

Freeride Skiing Difficult

Distance
1.3 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
478 m
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
39˚
Barranc del Bullidor W Map

If you are riding the resort you can get up to Costa Rodona chairlift and ride down to the mountain road pass and cross the road. On the far left side (coming down from Costa rodona), or on the road way to Grau Roig, there is parking. From there you can start hiking up to the top right. A hike which will take you as much as 35 min on foot and deep snow. Once there, a flat section will go west for a bit and you will see your next hiking line and the entry point of the line. 30 to 40 minutes more is the time it will take to get to Pic de Maia, but will depend, decreasing considerably the approach, on the equipment used to get to the spot. There is a road going up but usually the hike takes a shortcut close to the ridge straight up. Keep going up following the ridge and spot the ridge ahead closing the bowl. That will be the entry point to the line. There is a wide couloir going dropping west from almost the top just before the ridge closes the bowl. The ridge is often unrideable but stay as close as you can, avoiding getting stuck in the flat area below going to the left side. Be aware that you should sort out the upcoming rolling area with speed and go towards the little peak which will see on your left. Once there the wide slope of "Barranc del Bullidor" opens up. Ride down toward the middle and look for a spot to get up to the middle ridge. Once on the spot just enjoy riding down until a left far U-turn of the road where there is a parking lot or a good spot the get the extraction spot.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

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