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Climb the famous Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu), in the Picos de Europa range in Spain, along with Palan, an AEGM-certified mountain guide. Enjoy an amazing 2-day rock climbing program!
Climb Spain's most famous peak, in the Picos de Europa mountain range
Discover northern Spain astonishing landscapes
Enjoy a great gastronomic offer and nearby beaches on rest days
In the heart of the Picos de Europa range, a huge area of wild limestone peaks and deep gorges, stands Spain’s most famous mountain, the Naranjo de Bulnes (2519m). Locally known as Picu Urriellu, it’s an imposing tower with magnificent multi-pitch routes on its four faces, ranging from about 4b to 8c+.
These massive walls gather stunning lines on good to perfect rock, from 5-6 pitches (250m) up to over 20+ pitches (750m), being also home to the first modern climb in spanish alpinism, when Pedro Pidal and Gregorio Pérez, El Cainejo, dare to venture through the dizzying north face in 1904 and subsequently climbed down by the same route!
We offer you the chance to climb this iconic mountain in a 2-day program, chosing between one of its four faces. Some of the most recommended routes would be:
Located in Northern Spain, the Picos de Europa range features a lot more beyond Naranjo de Bulnes, tons of peaks and walls with endless climbing potential and classic climbs in all sort of styles, sizes and difficulties: Horcados Rojos, Peña Olvidada, Peña Santa, Torre Cerredo or Peña Vieja to name just a few.
This programme is an amazing opportunity to climb Spain’s most famous peak and to discover Northern Spain spectacular landscapes, while enjoying a great and varied gastronomic offer, with the possibility of enjoying nearby beaches on rest days.
Please note you need some previous climbing experience and a good fitness level to join this ascent.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to conquer Naranjo de Bulnes. Send me a request to book this trip and venture yourself into an enjoyable ascent with spectacular views of the Picos de Europa range! Longer climbing trips and other Picos de Europa peaks or walls are available on request.
Equipment list: climbing shoes (we can help you if there is anything that you need).
Arenas de Cabrales, Asturias, Spain.
Today we’ll meet either at Arenas de Cabrales (Asturias) or Potes (Cantabria) to hike up to Julián Delgado Ubeda Refuge (also known as Vega Urriellu), a comfy mountain hut with nearly 100 places, situated directly below the famous 500m west face of Naranjo de Bulnes.
Today we will follow one of the remarkable routes to Naranjo de Bulnes summit. From the top, we will enjoy a spectacular view of peaks emerging among the sea of clouds, capturing mental images you will never forget. If the weather is good, you may also get to see the Cantabric Sea.
Born in a climbing family it was a matter of time for me to fall deeply in love with anything that had to do with rock climbing, ranging from bouldering to big walls and specially trad climbing, enjoying every single aspect of this beautiful sport that I live as a lifestyle. I began climbing at an early age with my brother in La Pedriza, a huge granite range with 4000+ routes close to our home in the nearby mountains in Madrid. Known mainly for its bold slab climbing, features world class climbs on sort of styles: cracks, overhanging walls, multi-pitch, aid... all gathered in these iconic climbing paradise.
I soon began to travel throughout Europe and the US, exploring also Morocco, Turkey or Madagascar, not only for climbing or putting up new routes, but also to experience different cultures and getting to know wonderful people all around the world.
It's been five years since I decided to turn my passion into a career. In this time I have combined working 2 years as the specialist for climbing matters in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park with training Rock Guide aspirants at CFEM, one of the spanish certified Rock Guiding Teaching Centers. I also had time to enjoy teaching and training people at the climbing wall, learning a lot from every one of my trainees. And of course, I had time for guiding people on the most beautiful climbs, making people dreams come true and making sure the time we spend together becomes unique.
Nowadays I run a small guiding company called Compañía de Guías de la Zona Centro with my two partners Dani and Aitor, nestled at Manzanares El Real, the entrance gate to La Pedriza. From there we're happy to share all the possibilities that this region has to offer, ranging from hiking, through skiing and alpine climbing, to rock climbing and canyoning.
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Group of 1
|EUR 336 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 207 each|
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• The price includes guiding fee, liability and accidents insurance and group equipment. The price does not include guide's expenses, accommodations, drinks and meals, transportation, lifts in case of approaching via Fuente Dé's cable car. We can help you if there is anything that you need.
Palan was one of the best guides that I have ever had. He paid extremely close attention to detail while supporting a very friendly and personable environment. He lead us up to the top of Naranjo del Bulnes very efficiently and safely. This trip definitely ranks among the coolest experiences of my life!
Great experience! Everything was fun and organized well. Palan was such a great guide- nice, friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely book another trip with him next time we are in Spain!
Palan is a skillful climber with a lot of knowledge about the area and climbing in general. He was very accommodating trough the whole trip and I can highly recommend booking him! Thanks a lot Palan, will be happy to climb with you again someday!
Great guide very friendly and knows alot. The views were amazing