South face Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu)




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  • Duration:  2 days


It´s the most affordable way to climb to the summit of Picu Urriellu

The Martinez Direct route wasn´t the first route opened in the Naranjo de Bulnes ( Picu Urriellu) It is the easiest and one of the most beautiful routes because of his rock quality and particularity. It´s a 5 climbing pitches and 180 meters where the hardest part is in the first 15-20 meters of the first pitch, then the dificulty decreases. As we ascend whe whill find some big cracs with pipes shapes and scars on the rock, caused by the water, that makes the climb easiest and very enjoying, as we can see in the following video:

It´s always recommended to practice climbing before we make the ascent of Picu Urriellu but people with Little climbing experience can climb the Martinez Direct route, of course if they are mountaineers and feel comfortable in  mountain terrain.




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 uso ver 2-3 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.

180 meters of climbing and 100 meters more walking with very easy climb.



400€ (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)