If you are looking for perfect rock, the Integral de Tajahierro will surely disappoint you, but if you judge it for what it is and seek adventure, you will see that it’s one of the greatest climbs in Picos de Europa. It has everything, alpine environment in a world of needles, walls, edges, rappels and spurs. Adventure…
It is a long route of the style to the Espolón de los Franceses of the neighboring Peña Vieja, but with a more Alpine character, so we will have to go light if we don’t want the activity take us longer than desired. Some loose rock sections will require us to climb carefully, although it’s controlled without problems we can not go grab the first thing we get. We are in the mountains.
La Integral de Tajahierro summit Ostaicoechea, Escondida and Roja spires, but you can also avoid these summits and shorten the activity by walking along directly to the Torre del Cuarte. Another way to attack is to go up to the second belay of the Ostaicoechea spire and from there, without making summit in the mentioned spires, go to the Tower of the Cuarte, but I think that these options detract enough beauty and quality to the route.
The descent using the topo that you have here would not have to have problem to find it. It takes an hour or an hour and a half to return to the ground from the summit
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