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Aguja de la Canalona, easy rock climbing day with panoramic views in the Picos de Europa


Join Pablo, an AEGM-certified rock climbing guide, on this easy climbing day in the Aguja de la Canalona, in the Picos de Europa mountain range, in Cantabria.


Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep




  • Enjoy spectacular views over the Picos de Europa from the summit
  • Join an easy rock climbing experience and improve your skills
  • Reach the top of the Aguja de Canalona along an experienced guide


If you are looking for an easy rock climbing experience in the Picos de Europa mountain range, I invite you to join me on this rock climbing day tour in the Aguja de la Canalona (Canalona Needle), in the Cantabria province in northern Spain.

The Aguja de la Canalona (2519m) is situated in the Picos de Europa central Massif, on the way up to the Peña Vieja peak. It is an easy and short climb  by the normal route, consisting of a wall of about 11o meters, offering great panoramic views from the summit.

It is one of the most popular climbs of the Picos de Europa, due to its amazing summit and stunning views and its low level of difficulty (maximum grade IV). The approximation takes about 2 hours.  

The Aguja de la Canalona is usually recommended to mountain enthusiasts looking to venture themselves into alpine climbing.  The route was opened in 1948 by José A. Odriozola and Alfonso Alonso, together with Alfonso and Juan Tomás Martínez, guides of Cabrales at that time.

This climb is graded as Basic Level, this means in order to join this trip you need to be used to mountain routes of 4 to 6 hours, with a positive altitude difference of 800 meters. But most important, you need to have a positive attitude and motivation! 

Just send me a request if you want to join me on this climbing trip. It is a great basic climbing experience in the Picos de Europa. If you are looking for another climbing trip, check out this Naranjo de Bulnes guided climb. or the Camaleño Via Ferrata.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

Hello! My name is Pablo. I was born in Cantabria (northern Spain) in 1984.
I'm alpinist, nature and a lover of my home, el Valle de Liébana. I work as a local guide in Picos de Europa National Park, the first National Park of Spain. I do organize adventure trips and several-day expeditions combining hiking and climbings. After ten years working in these lands as a guide, I set out my own mountain guide service company, Liébana Aventura. I try to keep a close relationship with my clients and share my knowledge, love and respect for this very rugged and at the same time beautiful environment. My certifications are: Sports technician II in mountain, climbing and cannyoning / Member of the Spanish Association of Mountain Guides No. 1107.



What people are saying about Pablo Alonso

José Manuel


October, 2020

I climbed Aguja de Ostaicoechea in Picos de Europa.  Pablo is a very Professional Local Guide.

Markel Martinez


July, 2020

We climbed the Espolón rojizo with Pablo in July 2020. Although we have some experience climbing indoors, it was our first time rock climbing. We had a fantastic time with Pablo, he is very knowledgeable in climbing and about the area. He made us feel very safe all along the climb and descent. We will definitely be coming back for some more rock climbing!

Jesús Santamaría


May, 2020

Perfect Guide. Very Safe and he Knows Everything in Picos de Europa. Top Level. I climbed with Pablo Pico Urriellu, Horcados Rojos and Torrecerredo.

Jose Ángel


April, 2020

I have visited with Pablo different emblematic places of the Picos de Europa such as the fantastic Naranjo de Bulnes through different routes. Normally every summer I have enjoyed rock climbing with his company. My experience with Pablo has been fantastic. He is a passionate guide of his work that always has safety by flag, very friendly and pleasant. I recommend 100%.



October, 2019

Unforgettable experience with Pablo!! He was very patient with me (It was my first time on traditional climbing) and made the guidance very fun. He transmits security in all his actions and under my point of view he represents what a good leader should have. After this he became my personal guide for every adventure I want to do. Totally recommended!!

Manuel Escudero


August, 2019

He is a really good guide. My experience with him was excelent.



August, 2019

Pablo is a great guide! Professional, good humour, he does lower the tension when you are in a tight spot allowing me to fully enjoy the climb while achieving goals above my comfort zone! I climbed with him Vía Casiopea (August 2019) and Arista pico Cabrón-Torrecerredo (august 2018), and I’ll repeat this summer!

Antonio Salas Sanchez


August, 2019

I am 76 years old and I had an excellent treatment with Pablo climbing Naranjo de Bulnes. He knew how to help me to reach the summit! It was a great experience. I am so happy about doing that. I will do it again in the moment that I can.



June, 2019

I'm afraid of heights, and Pablo taught me to climb. It's something that was unimaginable for me before. In a few lines, he is a great professional and an even better person. He guided me in Picos de Europa, La Pedriza, Valencia, Alicante y Riglos. Mainly trad climbing, but also some sport climbing and canyoning.

Águeda Moltó


June, 2019

Pablo helps you to enjoy any activity in a marvellous way. He is always in control, showing security. A great guide, he makes every experience a unique one. I never hesitate to book him as my guide for all mountain activities. I've done with him trekking and trad climbs in Picos de Europa, climbing in La Pedriza, Mallos de Riglos, Puig Campana, and in Cantabria.  

Will Carr


April, 2019

Such a fantastic experience with Pablo. Very good climber and you will be very safe on his hands. Salud y roca!

Maria Campo


June, 2018

It was an amazing experience. Pablo is an exceptional guide, very professional and focused on security. He loves the mountain, and shares the feeling to the ones who, like me, are lucky to share an experience with him. In 2017 I climbed with him aguja de la Canalona and Urriellu peak by Cepeda route. In 2018 we climbed Keroseno and North routes in Agero peak. I've also done with Pablo sport climbing, canyoning, and trekking in Picos de Europa.



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