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Peña Ubiña Crag
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Peña Ubiña Crag (Central Asturias)
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Climb 4 h.
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Tuiza de Arriba is located very close to km point 17 on the LE-8 Campomanes-Puerto de la Cubilla road.

Layout of the route

The hardest stretch of the climb up to Peña Ubiña begins in Tuiza de Arriba, situated at an elevation of 1,210 m.

Summary Peña Ubiña Crag

The hardest stretch of the climb up to Peña Ubiña begins in Tuiza de Arriba, situated at an elevation of 1,210 m. Take the upper path heading west to quickly gain altitude. As you approach the stream, the north face of the huge Peña Ubiña Massif rises up before you. Continue on through the high meadows of Boquera de Meicín up to Vega del Chagu river meadow (1,545 m). The Centro Cultural Mierense mountain shelter is nearby, serving as a base camp for carrying out several climbs in these mountains.

Continue southward via a steep path up the slope that leads to Collado de Terreos col (1,933 m). From there you can see the dividing line between the boroughs of Mieres and Lena, and the boundary between Castile-León and Asturias, a line defined by a stake fence that runs up the buttresses of Peña Ubiña, on one side, and Peña Cerreos Crag, on the other.

Vega de Riotuerto meadow, where Peña Ubiña Pequeña is located, extends to the south. The huge Peña Ubiña extends towards Collado de Ronzón col, showing the many folds of its east face. The closest couloir, called Canal de la Fana, holds one of the most direct climbs to the summit, for experienced mountaineers only. After overcoming the rocky obstacles and unstable screes in this couloir, you reach the summit, where there is a trig point and summit box.

Another, somewhat easier climb continues from the edge of the meadowland, skirting the crag along the top of the Vega del Chagu meadow until reaching Collado Ronzón col (2,000 m). From there, you climb the meadow and then the overlapping couloirs to the summit of Peña Ubiña. Continue along the top northward to enjoy the views from there.

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Description Tuiza de Arriba - Peña Ubiña

The hardest stretch of the climb up to Peña Ubiña begins in Tuiza de Arriba. Take the upper path heading west to quickly gain altitude. As you approach the stream, the north face of the huge Peña Ubiña Massif rises up before you. Continue on through the high meadows of Boquera de Meicín up to Vega del Chagu river meadow (1,545 m). The Centro Cultural Mierense mountain shelter is nearby, serving as a base camp for carrying out several climbs in these mountains.

Continue southward via a steep path up the slope that leads to Collado de Terreos col (1,933 m). From there you can see the dividing line between the boroughs of Mieres and Lena, and the boundary between Castile-León and Asturias, a line defined by a stake fence that runs up the buttresses of Peña Ubiña, on one side, and Peña Cerreos Crag, on the other.

Vega de Riotuerto meadow, where Peña Ubiña Pequeña is located, extends to the south. The huge Peña Ubiña extends towards Collado de Ronzón col, showing the many folds of its east face. The closest couloir, called Canal de la Fana, holds one of the most direct climbs to the summit, for experienced mountaineers only. After overcoming the rocky obstacles and unstable screes in this couloir, you reach the summit, where there is a trig point and summit box.

Another, somewhat easier climb continues from the edge of the meadowland, skirting the crag along the top of the Vega del Chagu meadow until reaching Collado Ronzón col (2,000 m). From there, you climb the meadow and then the overlapping couloirs to the summit of Peña Ubiña. Continue along the top northward to enjoy the views from there.