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Climbing Espolón Franceses route at Peña Vieja

Join Elías, a local AEGM certified guide, on this rock climbing program in the Espolón de los Franceses route of Peña Vieja, at Picos de Europa, Northern Spain.

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Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




Peña Vieja is a mountain located in the massif Picos de Europa (Spanish for “Peaks of Europe”), in Northern Spain. In this outing you can join me for an amazing rock climbing adventure to its summit, via the popular Espolón de los Franceses route.

The Espolón de los Franceses (1000m, V/V+) is a very popular rock climbing route in Spain and leads to one of the most important summits of Picos de Europa: Peña Vieja (2.613 m). For this program you should be in good shape and have a minimal experience in simple classic climbs.

We will get to Espolón de los Franceses with the Fuente Dé cable car. This climbing route goes through the rock spur of the South East side of Peña Vieja and offers awesome views of the beautiful “Puertos de Áliva”.

Picos de Europa is a limestone formation which extends over the Spanish Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and León, close to the Cantabrian Sea. It has fantastic walls to climb away from the queues and bustle of other regions.

So, if you are up for this incredible adventure in one of the best rock climbing spots of the planet, please fill the form! Let’s head up together the Espolón de los Franceses route to the summit of Peña Vieja!

I am also offering longer rock climbing trips in Spain. You can check out, for example, my 4-day rock climbing tour in the Cantabrian mountains and my 4-day sport climbing program in Asturias.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Not included: transports, accommodation, meals, cable car.


More info

I can help you with your flight and accommodation organization if you need me too.

About the guide

AEGM Rock climbing guide from Spain

I've been a climber for more than 26 years, and climbed more than 450 routes of 8th grade (higher grade 8c+ and 8a+ flashed).

I did climbs in Picos de Europa, all around Leon's mountains, Riglos, Vilanoca de Meia, etc. More than 100 climbing trips around Spain and Europe. I work as guide and climbing trainer.





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September, 2018

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