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Rock climbing day on the “Martingada” route in the Picos de Europa

Enjoy top quality rock climbing on this 1-day program in the Martingada route in Picos de Europa, along with AEGM certified mountain guide Pablo.

Mountain RangeCantabrian Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover great rock quality in Picos de Europa.

  • Climb in a peaceful and uncrowded area.

  • Contemplate incredible views of the Cantabrian Range.

Description

Follow me on this rock climbing program and spend 1 day in the Picos de Europa Central Massif, in Cantabria. We’ll take a route in the San Carlos Peak.

Our adventure will begin in the Spanish commune of Fuente Dé, in the comarca of Liebana. Among the many routes offered by the San Carlos Peak south face, we’ll choose the Martingada route on this trip. This option will give us the chance to tackle a great wall of fantastic rock quality. Also, in this peaceful and remote area, we’ll contemplate outstanding views of the Cantabrian Range.

As for the difficulty, consider that the program is aimed at solid V grade climbers. In addition, participants should be able to hike for 4-5 hours and face an elevation gain of around 800 meters.  Although the Martingada route is one of the easiest in the area, keep in mind that it will be a moderate climb that requires prior experience and a good fitness level. The total duration of the program will be of 6-8 hours.

If you’re looking for a rock climbing adventure away from the crowds in Picos de Europa, then this trip is ideal for you. Please, send the request and make your reservation. You won’t regret it!

There is also the possibility to enjoy rock climbing on the “Mayara” route, also near Fuente Dé.

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Necessary equipment: 30-35L Backpack Harness Helmet Climbing shoes Chalk bag 2 carabiners Belay/rappel device Lanyard Clothing appropriate for the activity Sunglasses and sunscreen Headlamp with fresh batteries Water and food

Meeting point

Fuente Dé Cable Car, Cantabria, Spain.

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About the guide

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Based in Picos de Europa (Spain). Born in 1982, at the age of three I had my first contact with the mountains when my family took me skiing at the ski resort near my home.

Ever since then, I practiced consistently, developing an interest in climbing, skiing and trekking. I had always felt a special curiosity and attraction for alpinism and winter mountaineering and ever since then I have enjoyed the continuous learning process, climbing up some of the most emblematic mountains in Spain and abroad (France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Morocco, Patagonia…)

After a few years working as a computer engineer where I felt that every day at office was “a wasted day”, I decided to leave everything and go for what really made me happy, to continue my mountain guide education and to head in the direction where I really wanted to go rather than just dreaming about it. I wanted everyday to count and to be able to share and transmit everything that the mountains mean to me.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 each

Group of 2

EUR 207 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Personal Insurance

Price details

• Group equipment includes: ropes, cams, stoppers, quickdraws, first aid kit, radio, etc. Not included in the price: transfers, cable car (15€) and 4x4 vehicle in case we need it (35€), accommodation, personal equipment, and everything not detailed as "included".


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