Climbing Llambrión with guide (2642mts)
Guided technical ascents in Picos de Europa – Central Massif.
The summit of the Torre del Llambrión is located in the central massif of the Picos de Europa.
With an altitude of 2642 metres it is the second highest peak of all the Picos de Europa after Torre Cerredo.
It has spectacular views over the Hoyo Tras Llambrión, its neighbour and spectacular summit of La Palanca, the whole valley of Valdeón and Cordiñanes at our feet almost 2000 metres below, in short, a 360º panoramic view that will not leave us indifferent.
It is possible to make the ascent more comfortably in two days by doing a circular route, “consult with the guide”.
The approach through the hole behind Llambrión under the imposing north faces of Torre Blanca, Torre Sin Nombre and Tiro Tirso, together with the final vertical climb of about 40 metres to reach the summit during the ascent, make this activity a real pleasure for those who want to experience a technical ascent of one of the most significant peaks of the Picos de Europa using a rope, harness and helmet.
If we add to all this its beautiful approach and a stop at the Cabaña Verónica hut for a good snack and refreshment, we are left with a very complete activity of mountaineering and pure enjoyment.
- Approach: About 4 hours to get to the summit from the Fuente De cable car and another 3 hours to get down, 2 hours more for stopover times..
- Climbing length: Approximately 40 metres of climbing
- Difficulty:IIIº+ Maximum
- Duration of the entire activity: between 8 and 9 hours approximately.
- Descent: On foot on short rope with a few easy descents on the way down to the summit and then walking back up.
To do this activity it is necessary to be in good physical condition, as well as to be used to doing high mountain routes lasting 8 hours and with a 1000 metres of positive difference in altitude.
Material required per participant: The guide will send a specific list of the necessary equipment per participant when booking the activity.(Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, this information may vary in number and type of clothing and footwear. The guide will provide information upon reservation)
- Technical trekking boots
- Trekking poles
- Long elastic mountain pants
- Technical short sleeve mountain t-shirt
- Cell phone with charged battery
- Technical long sleeve mountain t-shirt
- Softshell / primaloft
- Down or fiber jacket
- Medium or light gloves (optional)
- Headlamp with batteries (important)
- Solarcream SPF 50
- Mountain backpack 40L
- Canteen or water bottle minimum 2L
- Refreshments during activity (bars, dried fruits, etc.)
The meeting point and time will be communicated by the guide when booking the activity.
It should be noted that this activity can be done in one or two days depending on our preferences and physical capabilities, "Consult with the guide".
A one-day activity would take place as follows:
Taking as a starting point the upper station of the Fuente De cable car, we will walk towards Veronica cabin by the comfortable track with hardly any slope, passing under the great walls of Peña Olvidada and enjoying a splendid view to the North where we can see the great wall of the Torre de los Horcados Rojos, the Pico Tesorero and the Lloroza lakes at our feet.
We will reach the point known as the Vueltona, here the path becomes narrower and we begin to gain altitude until we reach the junction of the Canalona and Peña Vieja. (Up to this point approximately 1 hour and about 350 meters of positive difference in altitude).
From this point the path is more comfortable and we will see in front of us the great south wall of Horcados Rojos, we will pass under it until we turn off to the left and arrive at Refugio de Cabaña Verónica, through which we will have to pass.
From this point onwards, the path becomes more technical and less obvious, with a few easy climbs and descents without much difficulty and with hardly any gradient until you reach the Collada Blanca, (approximately 40 minutes from Cabaña Verónica).
Once at La Collada Blanca (2372mts) we will enter the Hoyo after Llambrión under the north faces of the Torre Blanca, the Torre sin Nombre and the Tiro Tirso, we will continue ascending towards Llambrión along a winding but at the same time attractive path because it is so overwhelming and solitary until we reach the base where the difficulties begin. (Approximately one hour from the Collada Blanca).
Once at its base, we will equip ourselves with harness, helmet and rope to undertake the climb, which is done in two parts. Before starting the climb, we will have to climb about 50 metres up a somewhat uncomfortable and steep rock face until we reach the compact rock.
The first section of the climb is about 30 metres fairly easy with some IIIº steps and a channel-chimney up to a comfortable ledge, where we start the next section which is shorter (about 10 metres) but a little more difficult and aerial. Once over the top, the difficulty decreases and we can walk up to the summit.
Once at the summit we will enjoy the spectacle of the views, and after a snack and some photographs we will descend by short rope in the same way as we did on the ascent.
When we reach the base we will take off our equipment and start our way back along the same route we climbed previously.
Once at Cabaña Verónica we can have a snack and enjoy a few minutes of relaxation, as from here we can only continue on our way to the cable car.
The guide, once the reservation has been made, will inform the participant of the meeting time and place, which will depend on the timetable of the Fuente De cable car and the time of the year.