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Description 

Beautiful and spectacular limestone mountain area on the north coast of Spain. Has a distinctly Celtic feel to it, architecturally, and culturally. The compact but spectacular mountain range of Picos de Europa lies in Asturias, and contains some wonderfully scenic hikes, and spectacular climbs.

The coastal and inland towns are, as is usual for Spain, charming and historic, and also as usual the food and drink is terrific, especially the seafood. Be sure to drink lots of the Sidra Natural - local hard cider which involves the ceremonial pouring of just a little into a very thin glass from a great height.

If you want to avoid the crowds visit in late June, the hotel rates are cheaper too.

Getting There 

From the US to Barcelona, then rent a car. I've only driven from Madrid because that's where I work some of the year, it's a fairly long drive, but the roads are fast and smooth.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Directa de los Martinez 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Europe : Spain : ... : Pico Urriellu (Naranjo de B...
Is the easiest (normal) route to climb the peak, crowed on summer weekends, is also the way down (rappel) for all the routes in the mountain,there are 5 pitches, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, 5.6 and 5.0, then there is around 400 feet of exposed scrambling to the top, usually there are good spots to place the pro, but there is a really run out end of the penultimate pitch...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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