(In the Taja Hierro needles)




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  • Duration:  1 Jour


The Ostaicoechea Needle, is the most famous of the Needles of Tajahierro. It's located in the  Cobarrobles pass, about 20 minutes walking from the cable car of Fuente Dé. It's an easy ascent composed of four pitches, perfect to get into multi-pitch climbing in the Peaks of Europe and enjoy the great atmosphere of this summit and its surroundings.

The first pitch with its very good holds will grab you from the very first instant. The second and third ones will give you the opportunity to practice "chimney" climbing, which is a must in mountain climbing. The easy but exposed last pitch will lead us to the narrow summit where we'll enjoy stunning views over the Áliva y Fuente Dé valley. Finally, we'll practice abseiling techniques in three easy sections to get back down.



1 Day

We'll take the first cable car up at 9:00.

20 min walking approach.

Around two hours climbing up and one abseiling down.

20 min walking back.


Being used to 2-3 hours hikes with 400 m elevation gain.

It's not necessary to be an experienced climber, although we would recommend that you'd practiced this activity a few times before.

The climbing route is 100 m long.

The maximum grade of the route is IV.



€300(€150 pp)

*Included VAT (21%). For this type of ascent, one guide can guide up to two persons.

Fernando Zamora is a registered Mountain GuideNº 546in the AEGM.

Personal liability and accident insurances includes.

Guide expenses included.

Cable car fees not included (€17 return ticket).