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Naranjo de Bulnes, Guided climb via the South Face

Naranjo de Bulnes

Reach the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes with Pablo, an AEGM certified guide. Follow him into this wonderful adventure, and get the best views of the Picos de Europa.


Cantabrian Mountains

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Get the best views of Picos de Europa and its surroundings
  • Follow an expert guide to the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes
  • Reach the top of this magnificent peak via South Face


Naranjo de Bulnes (2,519 m), or Picu Urriellu is the most representative mountain in the Picos de Europa, mountain range.

This colossal limestone peak is located in the Central Massif, in Asturias, Spain. Join me on this guided ascent via the South Face. Due to the location of this route, it is a fairly straight ascent. Hence it is the easiest, fastest and most accessible route to the top of Picu. Also, there are rappelling areas available in both sides of the normal route.

The itinerary I recommend departs from the refuge, taking the road that leads us to the Celada Canal, just under the North Face of Naranjo de Bulnes. Thereupon, the trekking ahead is pretty relaxed until the bivouac shelters’ area at the South Face. Then we’ll put on a helmet and start climbing through a series of steps following our route, with five different sections.

The first one is short but with a Vº pass at the initial part. Then, the second section begins with an easy path, followed by a straight road that will lead us to the third section. After completing the third part, culminating in a area with parabolts and a chain, we’ll begin the fourth section of our ascent, with holes, fairways and a IV+ pass. Finally we’ll reach the fifth and last section of about 40 meters.

And once we reach the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes, we will get the absolutely most mesmerizing views of Picos de Europa.

If you want to join this amazing mountaineering adventure, send me a request. I promise it will be an unforgettable trip.

Looking for another adventure? I also guide this 1-day Via ferrata Camaleño in the Picos de Europa.

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 this trip

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.

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.



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