Trad climbing in Picos de Europa with guide

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Discover the best climbs of Picos de Europa with a certified AEGM mountain guide. Picos de Europa have a well-deserved reputation as one of the best climbing places on the planet for its limestone . Despite its “modest ” extension , these rugged and wild solids, hide in its walls fantastic climbing lines that are unknown to most allowing to enjoy of this activity in complete solitude , away from the queues and bustle characteristc of other areas.

The Picos de Europa are a magical alpine playground where there is stable weather, easy access to wilderness areas and many of Spains best alpine rock climbs on pristine limestone walls and spires. In these mountains there is something for everyone and our mountain guides have a vast knowledge of these mountains and climbing routes to enable you to take on whatever challenge you see fit!

The Red Ridge on Pico Santa Ana, the French Ridge on Peña Viaja and the South Face of the Naranjo del Bulnes(Picu Urriellu) are intineraries for beginner and intermediate climbers that offer a moderate alpine challenge. For those who are looking for more technically challenging and interesting activities, the East Face and the famous West Face of the Naranjo del Bulnes give the more experienced climber objectives that are sought after by climbers all over Europe. In the shadow of the Naranjo we must not forget the Fuente Dé area and Horcados Rojos where there are many gems just waiting to be climbed with a very short approach. Reserve your dates with us this summer and live your dreams!

Climbing in Picos de Europa suggestions:

Climbing routes in Picos de Europa with guide

In the climbs that take place in the surroundings of the cable car of Fuente Dé, we will meet the same day of the climb in the parking of the cable car one hour before its opening. Due to the deficient and late timetable of the cable car for mountain activities, there is the possibility to start all the activities at an appropriate time by using a 4×4 vehicle (35€  i/v). In short activities or close to the cable car is optional, in the longer and farther ones, its use will be mandatory. Using it we can do the activity with a good safety margin, without hurry, without people and without the long queues of the cable car in summer.

The climbs that take place in the area of Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes), such as the area of Cabrones or Torrecerredo, will have a duration of 2 days, one of approach and one of climbing, and it will be necessary to spend the night before in the the Vega de Urriello hut. In the area of Vegarredonda (Estrecha of Peña Santa, Cebolledas, Argaos, Poyones … etc) is the same, we will have to spend the night before in his hut.

If you plan to spend the night in the hut in summer, it is mandatory to make the reservation in advance as the occupancy rate is usually very high. The reservation is made only through the hut’s website. It is not necessary to book for the guide.

In the specific case of the South face of Peña Santa,  usually has to count on 3 days. One approach to the bivouac, another to climb and return to the bivouac, and the last to return to the car. It can be done in 2 days, but it will depend on the physical and technical capacity of the clients.


Prices for climbing in Picos de Europa with guide:

Nombre vía1 persona2 personas
Torre Cerredo – Normal Route300€350€
Torre Cerredo – North Spur400€500€
Peña Regaliz – Divertimento300€400€
Torre Salinas – Casiopea350€450€
Peña Olvidada – Tajahierro Integral400€500€
Peña Vieja – Frech Spur400€500€
Santa Ana – Rojizo Spur300€400€
Horcados Rojos – South classic300€400€
Horcados Rojos – Maraya350€450€
Aguja Bustamante – Palacio de invierno350€450€
San Carlos – Martingada300€400€
Canalona + Bustamante Needles – Normal routes300€400€
Aguja Ostaicoechea – Normal route250€300€
Peña Santa – Estrecha350€400€
Peña Santa – South classic450€550€
Cebolledas – Directa o de los Franceses350€450€
Cebolledas + Arista + Torre Sta María Enol450€550€

Necessary equipment

  • 35l Backpack
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
  • Chalk bag
  • 2 carabiners
  • Belay/rappel device
  • lanyard
  • 2 slings for Machard
  • Clothing appropriate for activity
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Water and food


  • Professional AEGM mountain guide. (info)
  • Logistics reserves in shelters / lodging / hotel if you need it
  • RC and accident insurance in the mountains for days of activity
  • Collective Course material (ropes, friends, stoppers, quickdraws, first aid kit, radio, maps, topo, etc ...)

Not included

  • Transportation to the place of activity and during it
  • Cable car fare  in case you have to use it: 15€ per person. (Possibility to start activities before the late opening of the cable car by 4x4 vehicle: 35€. Essential in some activities)
  • Accommodation
  • Material and personal equipment
  • Everything that is not detailed in the previous point.