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Naranjo de Bulnes-South Face, 2-day climb, Picos de Europa

Naranjo de Bulnes-South Face, 2-day climb, Picos de Europa | Spain

Join Fernando, an IFMGA certified guide, on this climbing 2-day adventure to the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes. Breathe in the purest air from the top and enjoy mesmerizing views of the Picos de Europa.


Cantabrian Mountains

2 Days

Jun - Sep




* Get a shot of adrenaline reaching the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes

* Enjoy the most breathtaking views of Picos de Europa

* Follow and experienced guide on this climbing adventure


The Naranjo de Bulnes or Pico Urriellu is one of the most exciting ascents in the Picos de Europa region. This fantastic limestone mountain lies within the Macizo Central in the province of Asturias, Spain. And one of the best routes we can approach its summit is via the South Face. So let me guide you, on this thrilling expedition to the top of Naranjo de Bulnes.

Our route, via the South Face begins in the central part, or zocalo. Then we will divide the ascent in two parts.

This is a moderately challenging route. Hence, making the summit of Naranjo de Bulnes accessible to those that don’t necessarily have technical mountaineering experience. To stand at the top of the king of Picos de Europa, all you need is a good fitness level, and be willing to challenge yourself.

The first part consists in about 110 meters divided in four longs. First we’ll ascend around 15 meters with some channels almost vertical. Secondly, we’ll climb approximately 40 meters, connecting with a fissure which ascends into a series of niches. Then, the third long is the shortest and easiest. As its 25 meters don’t even reach IVº. And the fourth one, ranked IV+ consists in about 30 meters that will separate us from the amphitheater.

Finally, once we reach the amphitheater the summit will almost be ours. This second part is not difficult. But we need to be careful as we’ll encounter lose rocks. So, we’ll climb this part with ropes. And I’ll make sure we follow all the rules to ensure your safety.

You cannot miss this experience. So request to book this trip and let me have the pleasure to guide you to the top of Naranjo de Bulnes.

Looking to further explore the area? I also guide this Torre Cerredo Guided ascent in Picos de Europa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’ve been working as a guide in Picos de Europa since 1997, and it’s a mountain range that I love. I was trained in Benasque’s Mountaineering school to become UIAGM/IFMGA internationally certified guide, and I am member of the AEGM, Spanish Mountain Guides Association.

After working in Patagonia, New Zealand, the Alps and Turkey, I chose Picos de Europe to practice the best profession in the world, and to share this mountains with all those willing to come.

I also have a University degree in Nursing, and am registered and certified as guide in Picos de Europa National Park.

So contact me if you are interested in discovering this beautiful mountains, I’ll be glad to guide you there!





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