The "Martínez-Somoano" was the second route opened in the east face of Picu Urriellu in the summer of 1974. This route, was the first line to cross the huge slab of the east face, it also marked the beginning of the new era of free climbing in the Picos de Europa.
In my opinion, it´s the most beautiful route in the east face. The climbing is varied with poor equipment on a exceptional rock that looks for the weak points to free climb, and use the minimum fixed anchors.
It´s very important to have a good physical and technical condition. It´s perfect for those climbers and mountaineers who would like to do more technical routes and enjoy the exceptional limestone of the east face.
We will start with threes pitches with an unbeatable rock that we will start to win verticality. These first pitches will serve us to warm up for the second part of the climb that we will start to find a traverse of V+ where we should be very concentrated, the next pitch, a dihedral with many holes with perfect rock typical of this mountain. Finally the routes ends doing the last pitches of the Cepeda route, doing the famous ¨rompetobillos¨ and then 100 meters to the summit.
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