West Face Picu Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes)




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  • Duration:  2 days


It´s the "easiest" route in the famous west face. It has a moderated equipment and the big terrace of "Tiros de la Torca" in the middle of the route will help us mentally, but, we can´t forget that we have to climb over 500 meters of the west face and the hardest pitches are in the second part of the route, so we will have to face them with a bit of fatigue in the arms. Like always in this wall, all the pitches are fantastic and we will enjoy them climbing with the exceptional rock quality.

The first part of the route until ¨tiros de la torca¨  goes around the vertical walls searching the weakness of the rock. It´s a slab climbing over an unbeatable limestone. The first two pitches are the hardest of this first part, they are well protected with many bolts on the hardest sections, the next four pitches will take us to the famous "Tiros de la Torca", a big terrace where we can take a rest and eat something before we start climbing the second and hardest part of the route. The first two pitches after ¨tiros de la torca¨ are the hardest of this second part and, we will start to be tired, but the superb quality of the rock will make us enjoy a lot. Then, we have to climb the big chimney of V grade and almost 200 meters to 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 start the approach to the route, it will take us over 20 min. walking

Starting the climb, it Will take us over 6-8 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 necessary to have a good physical condition and a high level climbing in big walls because we will face important factors as cold and verticality.

It´s necessary to be used to do 6 to 7 hours of mountaineering doing 1000 meters +

Be able to do 6b+ in sport climbing

The hardest level of the route is 7b (V+ /A1)

500 meters of climb.



1100€ (550€/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)