GREDOS: La Catedral Ridge

Lenght, approach, difficulty, atmosphere… La Catedral Ridge must be taken seriously and with respect. It’s isolated, almost 800 m long, requires some thin climbing and technical abseils and ends in a real summit, Gran Galayo (2,216 m high), the highest peak of Los Galayos.

Climbing is for real, no easy scrambling. You really need to climb several IV+ sections and master complex rope techniques to move efficiently on this technical ridge. It’s old school Gredos mountaineering as its best.

It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind that can only compared with the best ridges in the Pyrenees, such as Salenques-Tempestades.

If you are into ridges La Catedral should definitely be in your wish list. Do not hesitate to contact us and enjoy this guided great adventure with our expert guides!

  • 1 person: 250 €
  • 2 people: 150 €
  • English speaking AEGM Certified Rock Climbing Guide.
  • Guiding fee.
  • Liability and accident insurance.
  • All climbing gear needed (ropes, harnesses, helmets, PAS, climbing rack, belay devices…).
  • Transportation. Let us know if you need help arrange transportation to/from Madrid!
  • Drinks and meals.
  • Accommodation.
  • Climbing shoes. This activity requires just approach or hiking shoes, climbing shoes are not really needed, so we leave it up to you.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
  • 2 participants per guide.


  • 1 full day.
  • Due to the long approach and descent, we highly recommend staying overnight in the area the previous night.
  • It usually takes 10-11 h car-to-car at a calm pace.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Previous climbing experience.
  • A big mountain tour with a 2+ h approach and a long descent, several moderate climbing sections (grade IIIºto IVº) and many  abseils.
  • A long journey that usually takes 10-11h at a calm pace.
  • Technical clothing for the time of year (warm clothes, windbreaker, waterproofs, etc.). It is always good to have a light layer (or multiple layers), even in the summer.
  • Comfortable clothing (loose and not bulky).
  • Backpack approx. 20-25 litres (40-45 litres if you need to carry sleeping bag and pad for overnight at the hut).
  • Approach or hiking shoes.
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre).
  • Snacks (bars, packed meals, some fruit).
  • Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, cap or hat).
  • Headtorch and batteries.
  • Camera or phone.
  • Trekking poles (recommended for long approaches).






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