Climbing routes Directory Fuente Dé area

The route Soy un Hombre Enfermo is one of the many routes that are open in Peña Olvidada, mostly by "Los Cholos" and the people around them. It is not very well known and modest in length but may be among the best climbs in its difficulty in the Fuente Dé area. It will eventually become a classic. This is a good grade to handle well. Highly recommended.

  • The first pitch starts on a small wall (a bolt can be spotted from the ground) to make a traverse to the right to a firm dihedral. It is practically equipped. The belay station is equipped with a single bolt, difficult to reinforce.
  • The second pitch: Traverse uphill to the right until reaching a high up bolt. Then we climb a beautiful wall where the difficulty increases and the protections are farther away. Little can be put in (take some aliens).
  • The third lake is a short climb over somewhat broken rock. Set up belay station using two pitons easy to reinforce with a nut.
  • Fourth pitch: blind climb the open crack that can be seen just above the belay station. Do not disregard places to install protections. The hardest part is at the end of the crack where you have to keep determined and a piton is left bit far away.
  • Finally, the last pitch is the best and most technical of the route. An example of opening. It is a relatively inclined wall where you have to zigzag between the bolts with friction moves to find your way around. The bolts are not close by. It is not possible to put anything in other than fixed spits.



About 180 m


6c (6b obligatory)


3-4 hours


There is not much protection on the route apart from what has already been installed, but although not everything will be used, bring a variety of nuts and a varied set of friends.


Abseil down the route Bring a cordelette for renewing.


J.Sáenz, F.Borja, Á. Bengoechea, E.R. de Deus and M.Rodríguez.*

*Source: Climbing guidebook "Escalada en Roca en los Picos de Europa"

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