Once you get to Vega de Urriellu meadow, you head northwest to the narrow gap called Brecha de los Cazadores.
Invernales del Texu is a sheepfold located a few metres below the start of the Áliva track, 1 km. from the fork to Sotres (CA-1 road). Once in the Vega de Urriellu, we head northwest to the narrow pass of the Brecha de los Cazadores.
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.
Texu - Torrecerredo winter sports facilities
Once in the Vega de Urriellu and after stocking up on water from the spring near the J.D. Úbeda refuge, we head northwest along a path marked out with "jitos" - small piles of stones used by mountaineers to indicate the way - which takes us to the narrow pass of the Brecha de los Cazadores (2,253 m.). Once we have passed this and with a magnificent panoramic view of the great monolith of Pico Urriellu, we advance towards the Arenera pass (2,283 m.) flanked by the limestone walls of the Agujas Areneras and the Neverón de Urriellu (5 h.).
We descend briefly to a hollow where there is a fork with the route to the J.R. Lueje refuge in Jou de Los Cabrones. We avoid taking this route by going to the left along the itinerary that continues signposted with stone markers, through holes and hills under the northern foothills of Neverón de Urriellu and La Párdida. As soon as we reach a hollow to the left of the route, we descend to the pass of Jou de Cerredo (2,300 m.) where the route from Los Cabrones also arrives (6 h.).
From here, surrounded by these impressive mountains, we head towards the Torrecerredo spurs to crown its summit by the route considered normal. It is an easy but somewhat exposed climb, and safety equipment is particularly recommended for inexperienced mountaineers. The signposting leads us to a gravel pit and further on to a series of overlapping terraces that are easy to cross. We are at the base of a deep and stony channel and avoiding the progression along the bottom of it, we climb up towards the right wall to then turn left and place ourselves at the base of the central wall.
We climb the last projections that we will overcome in a slanting way to our left thanks to the abundant and safe holds that the wall has. Very close to the summit ridge we come across a small cave, a feasible bivouac for extreme cases.
There are only a few metres left to complete this ascent, which ends at 2,649 m., the highest point in Asturias and the whole of the Cantabrian Mountains. The summit is crowned by a geodesic vertex and an image of the Virgin of Covadonga with a panoramic view over the main nucleus of the three massifs and other mountains further away.