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Valle de Quirós Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,300'
Location: 43.20363, -6.01485 View Map  Incorrect?
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Old piton at Valle de Quirós


Beautiful rural area, green, low elevation but with a mountainous feel. With a low population and a bit off-the-radar compared to the more popular venues in Spain, this spot has a nice, quiet, ancient Celtic feel to it.

Some 21 sectors, nearly 300 routes, the bulk of which are single pitch. Great grade spread, with fun, juggy routes from easy to very hard. Well featured, brilliant limestone, the typical climbing is off vertical slab but there are steep routes with overhangs and even some tufas. Something for everyone. In fact, a whole lot for everyone.

Season: Spring and fall would be the optimum times to climb in Valle de Quirós. The crags are primarily south facing. The area does get some rain (which accounts for the greenery, eh?).

Rock climbing has been happening at this location since around the mid 60’s. Some of the re-bolted lines have original pitons rusting peacefully in situ which are a nice reminder of the days of yore.

There seems to be an effort to upgrade the hardware with excellent, stainless bolts, glue ins and nifty lower offs.

Popular sectors for beginners, groups, families and guides seem to be Peña del Escalon and Pared de la Selva.


Small hotels located in nearby towns which seem affordable and a few have great menus as well.

Refugio del Llano is a refuge located in the small village of El Llano. This small town has just a few structures some of which are historical grain storage houses which perch on rat-proof rocks and are of a ancient Roman design.

Casa Quirós ( is a newer rental house in the small village of Aciera just below the crag of Quirós.

Some camping rumored at Teverga.

Food can be had in one of the several small towns located nearby. The set menu is a great option with most including a full bottle of wine (per person!). Several small grocery stores have some supplies. Don’t miss the local cider and cheese.

Rest days: the area is popular for mountain biking. The northern Spanish coast isn’t too far away if surfing or the beach is your thing. There are a number of large caves in the area, and, the prehistory is notable. The area is also known as a protected region for the Cantabrian brown bear; so, keep an eye peeled for this rare ursine. La Senda del Oso is a popular trail in the area.

Getting There 

Located between Bárzana and Proaza, due south of Oviedo by way of Trubia.

From Gijón (northern coast of Spain), it’s around a 70km drive to El Llano (the small village at the foot of the crags).

If driving from the south (Madrid), take the A6 north to the AP66. Go west at Pola de Lena on the AS-230 and AS-229. From Madrid, the drive is under 5 hours.

Climbing Season

For the Spain area.

Weather station 12.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Valle de Quirós
Rock Climbing Photo: Low down on the unknown route left of Placa Normal

Unknown left of Placa Normal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : Spain : ... : El Escalón
Fun smooth slab start with just enough features to make it cruiser.Steep bit goes on juggy holds.Nice line with good position.Very well done fixed protection....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ancient house design for grain storage at El Llano...
Ancient house design for grain storage at El Llano...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of El Llano (center) and Embalse de Valdemuri...
View of El Llano (center) and Embalse de Valdemuri...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the crags of Embalse de Valdemurio
View from the crags of Embalse de Valdemurio
Rock Climbing Photo: Cute baby goat - an ancient breed
Cute baby goat - an ancient breed
Rock Climbing Photo: View of El Llano at Valle de Quirós
View of El Llano at Valle de Quirós
Rock Climbing Photo: Valle de Quirós
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