Let us take you to Picos de Europa for 2 days of rock climbing, most precisely to Naranjo de Bulnes o Picu Urrielu, to tackle the ambitious plan of ascending the famous route Pidal-Cainejo and Cepeda.
Without a doubt this is the way, looking for some continuity in achievable and exciting objectives, to achieve new challenges that until now seemed unreachable.
With a compact group, with a guide and a maximum of 2 participants, we will be able to adapt the programme and the routes to the capabilities of the rope team so we can enjoy at its best without compromising in security.
Picos de Europa is a mountain massif located in the north of Spain that belongs to the central area of the Cantabrian mountain range. Although it is not very vast, the vicinity to the sea makes it a lavish of geographical formations of great interest. Currently, Picos de Europa National Park is the second most visited national park in Spain.
This limestone formation extends along Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, and in it surprises the height of the summits, in many cases above 2.500 metres, being so close to the Cantabrian Sea, as its northmost point is just 15km from the sea.
The Naranjo de Bulnes or Urriellu is a calcarean peak from the Paleozoic situated in the Central Massif of Picos de Europa, in Asturias (Spain). It is also known as “Picu Urriellu”, name that comes from the denomination of the Central Massif as “Los Urrieles”. It has a height of 2.519 metres and, although it is not the highest peak of the Cantabrian mountain range, it is considered to be the one of the most famous, as it is also one of the most emblematic summits in Spain, specially if we talk about big climbing walls.
The first climb was achieved on its north face (currently known as Vía Pidal-Cainejo) on the 5th of August of 1904 by Pedro Vidal and Bernaldo de Quirós, Marqués de Villaviciosa de Asturias, accompany by the shepherd Gregorio Pérez Demaría “El Cainejo”, a local from the village of Caín (León).
Level of the activity
Trip orientated for people with some experience in rock climbing and that have already done multi-pitch routes. It is required at least to be able to climb a grade V+.
It is important that you are clear and honest telling us your previous experience in this type of activity so we can select the most appropriate destination and activity.