"FRIENDSHIP WITH THE DEVIL". East face Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu)




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"Amistad con el Diablo" whas opened by A. Iñiguez and C. Marín in August of 1980. It has become one of the most climbing routes in the east face of Picu Urriellu by people who are looking for more difficulty in this mountain with his classic and famous east face, with one of the best and perfect limestone. 

It´s an itinerary of beautiful slab climbing, not difficult, but with poor equipment and difficult protection, with the great quality roc typical of Picu Urriellu. It´s a route where its very important to have a good climbing technique, as well as the physical condition.

The "Amistad con el Diablo" has three different sections. The first three pitches are very easy with an unbeatable roc with little protection points. After this, the wall becomes more vertical and more difficult  and technical sections begin to appear, but the great quality roc will make it easier… Finally we will reach the last three pitches, who are common with the Cepeda route.




Start in Pandebano col to begin the approach to the Urriellu hut. Normally this Will be our meeting point.

It´s a very easy and well marked Trail path that has around 7km and 900 meters up that Will take us over 3 hours. See description of the route


Over 7:30 in the morning we Will star the aproach to the route, it Will take us over 1h walking

Starting the climb, it Will take us over 4-5 hours to the Summit.

After eating, drinking and enjoying the fantastic views that offers the "Picu urriellu" we Will start the descent that will take us over 1h30min. With 3 rappels.

Once we finish the descent, whe will start the way back to the Urriellu hut, and after a Little rest, we will continue down to the car in Pandebano col.


It´s necesary to be used to do some mountaneering activities, around 4-5 hours long and over 700 meters up.

It´s required a level of Vº in sport climbing

The hardest level lof the route is V+ grade.

350 meters of climb.



450€ (200€/pers.)

*21% taxes included.

Fernando Zamora High Mountain Guide member of AEGMNº 546 de la AEGM.

Included civil liability and accident insurance

The guide's accommodation costs are not included in the price (35€ accommodation, dinner and breakfast)

Personal accommodation costs are not included in the price (40€/ person accommodation, dinner and breakfast)