Torrecerredo Trip Report (#21449)

  • Signed By: Chris Hall of Bradford, UK
  • Date submitted: September 28, 2008
  • Date(s) climbed: 24 September 2008
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

We stayed in the refuge Vega Urriellu the night before and met our guide there. Actually locating the peak without a guide in the low cloud would be very difficult.

We walked to the base of the peak/climb. It is a fairly steep scramble up a few hundred feet of very grippy sharp limestone. However, as there is an enormous amount of loose stuff we all wore helmets. A small stone clattering off my helmet on the way down proved its worth.

The views from the top are magnificient. It took three hours to reach it from the refuge.

As our party of three (Danny 62, John 53 and myself 51) are more walkers than climbers, our guide gave us a safety rope for the descent down. Psychologically, this was very helpful as the descent on the loose stuff is more difficult than the ascent.

We met just two other parties of two all day.

The 8200 ft descent to Poncebos is a bit hard on ageing knees!

A great day out but not for those who do not like some exposure!

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