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Torrecerredo
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Torrecerredo (Eastern Asturias)
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Climb 7 h.
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Invernales del Texu is a mountain meadow located a short distance below the start of the Áliva track, 1 km from the turning towards Sotres (CA-1 road).

Layout of the route

Once you get to Vega de Urriellu meadow, you head northwest to the narrow gap called Brecha de los Cazadores.

Summary Torrecerredo

Once in Vega de Urriellu and after filling your canteens with water from the spring close to the J.D. Úbeda shelter, you head northwest on a path marked with "jitos" (cairns) -small piles of stones used by mountaineers to indicate the path- which leads to the narrow gap called Brecha de los Cazadores or "the Hunters' Gap" (2,253 m). Once through the gap, there are magnificent views of the huge massif of Pico Urriellu. The trail then continues on toward Collada Arenera col (2,283 m) flanked by the high limestone walls of Agujas Areneras and Neverón de Urriellu (5 h.).

Briefly descend to a cirque where there is a fork in the path linking up with the route to the J.R. Lueje refuge in Jou de Los Cabrones cirque. Do not take this route, but head left instead along the trail that continues to be marked with small cairns, through cirques and low hills below the northern foothills of Neverón de Urriellu and La Párdida. Once past a hollow to the left of the trail, you finally head downhill to Jou Cerredo col (2,300 m), also reached by the route from Los Cabrones (6 h.).

Skirting these impressive mountains, you then head for the buttresses of Torrecerredo to crown its summit via the normal route. Easy to climb but somewhat exposed, the use of safety equipment is especially advised for mountaineers with little experience. The waymarks lead to an area of scree and, further up, a series of easy-to-climb overlapping terraces. You then come to the base of a deep, rocky couloir. Avoid advancing along the bottom of this crevice, ascending instead towards the right face to then bear left and attack the central face.

Climb the last ridges diagonally leftward thanks to the abundant safe holds to be found in the rock face. Very close to the summit ridge, you will come to a small cave where it is possible to bivouac in extreme cases.

There are now only a few metres left to finish this climb which ends at an elevation of 2,649 m, the roof of Asturias and of the entire Cantabrian Mountains. The summit is crowned by a trig point and an image of Our Lady of Covadonga overlooking the main core of the three massifs and other, more remote mountains in the surroundings.

Once in Vega de Urriellu and after filling your canteens with water from the spring close to the J.D. Úbeda shelter, you head northwest on a path marked with "jitos" (cairns) -small piles of stones used by mountaineers to indicate the path- which leads to the narrow gap called Brecha de los Cazadores or "the Hunters' Gap" (2,253 m). Once through the gap, there are magnificent views of the huge massif of Pico Urriellu. The trail then continues on toward Collada Arenera col (2,283 m) flanked by the high limestone walls of Agujas Areneras and Neverón de Urriellu (5 h.).

Briefly descend to a cirque where there is a fork in the path linking up with the route to the J.R. Lueje refuge in Jou de Los Cabrones cirque. Do not take this route, but head left instead along the trail that continues to be marked with small cairns, through cirques and low hills below the northern foothills of Neverón de Urriellu and La Párdida. Once past a hollow to the left of the trail, you finally head downhill to Jou Cerredo col (2,300 m), also reached by the route from Los Cabrones (6 h.).

Skirting these impressive mountains, you then head for the buttresses of Torrecerredo to crown its summit via the normal route. Easy to climb but somewhat exposed, the use of safety equipment is especially advised for mountaineers with little experience. The waymarks lead to an area of scree and, further up, a series of easy-to-climb overlapping terraces. You then come to the base of a deep, rocky couloir. Avoid advancing along the bottom of this crevice, ascending instead towards the right face to then bear left and attack the central face.

Climb the last ridges diagonally leftward thanks to the abundant safe holds to be found in the rock face. Very close to the summit ridge, you will come to a small cave where it is possible to bivouac in extreme cases.

There are now only a few metres left to finish this climb which ends at an elevation of 2,649 m, the roof of Asturias and of the entire Cantabrian Mountains. The summit is crowned by a trig point and an image of Our Lady of Covadonga overlooking the main core of the three massifs and other, more remote mountains in the surroundings.

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Once in Vega de Urriellu and after filling your canteens with water from the spring close to the J.D. Úbeda shelter, you head northwest on a path marked with "jitos" (cairns) -small piles of stones used by mountaineers to indicate the path- which leads to the narrow gap called Brecha de los Cazadores or "the Hunters' Gap" (2,253 m). Once through the gap, there are magnificent views of the huge massif of Pico Urriellu. The trail then continues on toward Collada Arenera col (2,283 m) flanked by the high limestone walls of Agujas Areneras and Neverón de Urriellu (5 h.).

Briefly descend to a cirque where there is a fork in the path linking up with the route to the J.R. Lueje refuge in Jou de Los Cabrones cirque. Do not take this route, but head left instead along the trail that continues to be marked with small cairns, through cirques and low hills below the northern foothills of Neverón de Urriellu and La Párdida. Once past a hollow to the left of the trail, you finally head downhill to Jou Cerredo col (2,300 m), also reached by the route from Los Cabrones (6 h.).

Skirting these impressive mountains, you then head for the buttresses of Torrecerredo to crown its summit via the normal route. Easy to climb but somewhat exposed, the use of safety equipment is especially advised for mountaineers with little experience. The waymarks lead to an area of scree and, further up, a series of easy-to-climb overlapping terraces. You then come to the base of a deep, rocky couloir. Avoid advancing along the bottom of this crevice, ascending instead towards the right face to then bear left and attack the central face.

Climb the last ridges diagonally leftward thanks to the abundant safe holds to be found in the rock face. Very close to the summit ridge, you will come to a small cave where it is possible to bivouac in extreme cases.

There are now only a few metres left to finish this climb which ends at an elevation of 2,649 m, the roof of Asturias and of the entire Cantabrian Mountains. The summit is crowned by a trig point and an image of Our Lady of Covadonga overlooking the main core of the three massifs and other, more remote mountains in the surroundings.