East face Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu)




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  • Duration:  2 days


A relatively easy and simple climb with the fantastic roc of the east face of Urriellu but with scarce equipment. It´s a route where the pitches aren´t very difficult but where the physical condition starts to be important because of his 350 meters of climb. The Cepeda route it´s ideal for people with climbing experience who want´s to enjoy spending the day climbing the Naranjo.

The first pitches are very varied, with slabs, walls and dihedrals where the difficulty grows until whe arrive to the fourth pitch, a vertical wall where we will find big holes with a lot of grip and some fantastic views. After this, we will arrive to an easy and less vertical climbing transition zone. Finally, in the last pitches we will starts to win verticality again and the difficulty grows a little until whe arrive to the famous "rompe tobillos" (break ankles) a small 5 meters section of V+. We still have 100 meters of easy climb. After 350 meters of climb in one of the best limestone in the world we will reach the summit. 




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.

We recommend to practice climbed before

The hardest level lof the route is V+ grade.

350 meters of climb.



450€ (225€/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)