West Face Picu Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes)




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  • Duration:  2-3 days


The "Murciana" as the "Rabadá Navarro" are the routes more climbed by those people who want to try this big wall of the famous west face for the first time. It´s a route that his difficulty is very similar as the Rabadá Navarro but totally different. The Rabadá is more classic route, searching the weakness of the wall ( dihedral, cracks…) but the Murciana, it´s more direct and his climb goes around vertical walls and the type of climb is more ¨sport-climbing¨. All of the pitches of this route are absolutely extraordinary as well as his rock quality.

A little video of the climb:

The alpine climb of the two first pitches will take us to the big famous roof of the route. The next two pitches we will overcome them very easy because of all the bolts we will find, but we have to be careful and not waste all the energy. After the next two easy pitches with an incredible rock we will arrive to the famous big traverse of the Rabadá Navarro and we reached the half of the route. The next pitch, is a vertical wall with an extraordinary rock but with poor protecting points. After this, the difficulty goes down but still more than 200 meters left to the summit, where we will start to be tired but very motivated after undertaking the climb of this famous west face of the Naranjo de Bulnes by one the most famous and coveted route in our country.




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 7-10 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 7 to 8 hours of mountaineering doing 1500 meters +

Be able to do 6b+ in sport climbing

The hardest level of the route is 7c+ (6a /A1)

500 meters of climb.



1300€ (650€/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)