Naranjo de Bulnes (2,519 m), locally known as Picu Urriellu, is Spain’s most famous mountain and the most sought-after summit for any spanish mountaineer. It’s an imposing tower standing up to 700 m above the surrounding terrain, deep in the heart of the Picos de Europa range, a huge area of wild limestone peaks and deep gorges.
These massive walls gather magnificent multi-pitch routes on good to perfect rock, from 5-6 pitches (250m) up to over 20+ pitches (750m), ranging from about 4b to 8c+.
El Picu is also home to the first modern climb in spanish mountaineering, when Pedro Pidal and Gregorio Pérez, El Cainejo, dare to venture through the dizzying north face in 1904 and subsequently climbed down by the same route, guided by their courage.
Located in Northern Spain, the Picos de Europa range features a lot more beyond Naranjo de Bulnes, tons of peaks and walls with endless rock climbing potential and classic climbs in all sort of styles, sizes and difficulties: Horcados Rojos, Peña Santa or Torre Cerredo, to name just a few.