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 Torre Horcados Rojos...
Cantabria - 1 Stages - 12Km. - 800Pos/800Neg - Medium - Round trip - . July 2012
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Red Tower or Tower Jorcaos Reds Horcados (2,506 meters) is one of the most significant Mountains National Park Picos de Europa . It rises on the border of Asturias and Cantabria located in the Central Massif of the Picos de Europa Massif Urrieles.

The Picos de Europa is a limestone formation extends Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, and it highlights their heights, often above 2,500 meters, so they are near the Bay of Biscay, as in point northernmost barely 15 kilometers distance from the sea.

Geographically the Picos de Europa are in the line of the Cantabrian Mountains, although they are considered a separate unit of the latter for his recent training. They occupy a total area of ??64,660 hectares in the three provinces.

The Picos de Europa are divided into three solids: the western mountains or Cornión, Massif Central or Urrieles, and the Eastern Massif or Andara. The highest peaks are found in the mountains of Urrieles, which happens to be the most rugged of the three, for fourteen of its peaks exceed 2,600 m altitude, with Cerredo Tower, 2,650 m, and roof of the mountains and third highest in the Iberian Peninsula after Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees. Another mountain is part of this massif is the Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu of great historical importance in the Spanish mountaineering. It was first conquered in 1905 by Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa.

In the western mountains or Cornión, named for the shape of horn featuring his silhouette being sighted from the west, stands the Holy Rock, which at 2596 meters above sea level exceeds 110 to the next summit of the mountain The Tower of Santa Maria or Santa Enol Tower. For these two mountains, the Holy and the Holy Rock Tower, this macizo is also known as the Holy Rocks.

The Eastern Massif, also called Andara to be in it the circus of the same name, is the most modest of the three, both in height (the roof, Lechugales Morra, reaching 2,444 m above sea level) and verticalities


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Cantabria 1 12 Km. 800 m. 800 m. Media Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta

Torre Horcados Rojos | Entre Montañas

1. Torre Horcados Rojos


Distance: 12 Km.Up/Downhill 800 m. - Up/Downhill 800 m.Time: 04:30 h.
Torre Horcados Rojos

Fuente , take the cable car on a short trip of only four minutes exceeds 753 meters of altitude, and leaves us at the top station known as "The Wire." Here you will find a restaurant and a lookout with great views of the Cantabrian Mountains.

We take the path leading from the cable towards the haven Áliva and you will see marked with white and yellow markings. We walked down the broad road in good condition and that leaves us about 15 minutes in Covarrobles Horcadina of a small hill that separates the area of ??Cable praderíos Aliva. At this point, the road forks and we took the turning off to the left, which passes over the scree coming down from the Peña forgotten.

Just about 300 meters after the first turn, the road turns into a curve 180 known as " The Vueltona ". In this curve, we leave the road to take a willndêro leaving to our right and that this time passes that fall on stony Peña Vieja.

We moved on pedreros Old Rock and the path leaves us at the foot of a slope dotted with boulders detached from the surrounding peaks. We overcame this slope through a chaotic zigzag path that runs between the big rocks. Despite the chaotic rocky, the trail is well marked and signposted at all times.

Once this ledge, and we saw clearly left the shelter of our Ranger Veronica , nestled atop a rocky promontory. In front, the vertical and imposing tower south wall appears to us Horcados Reds. To her the path leading us through a new scree until we stood at the foot of the tower, at which point a new fork in the road appears. The trail goes off to the left at the shelter cabin Veronica. NoSOther, we take the right after a hard zig-zag between the rocks we stood at the top of the Col Horcados Reds to 2,343 m. altitude.

From the pass we will open a spectacular view. To the south, the area Veronica cabin with its surrounding peaks that clothing, and on the horizon, we can distinguish clearly the summits of the mountains of Palencia.

To the north, the views not detract. If the day is clear, the light will reach to the Cantabrian Mountains and Cuera sea, and as icing on the cake, Picu Urriellu (Naranjo de Bulnes) sits majestically. The last meters of the legendary south face and the difficult west face

In approximately 15 minutes climb to the Torre Horcados Red . It should be noted that the ascent to the summit in summer or no snow, no major difficulty to overcome the gap, but in winter or snowy, this climb is dangerous and should be reservegives only experienced winter mountaineers technique suitable material such as crampons and ice ax.

The return along the same path.

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Stage profile: Torre Horcados Rojos

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