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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.


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](http://Camaleño Via Ferrata).

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Rock 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.



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What people are saying about Pablo



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!

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