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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Vizcaya, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.12896°N / 2.64586°W

Object Title: Untzillatx

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 3064 ft / 934 m


Page By: RicardoEchanove1

Created/Edited: Oct 8, 2008 / Dec 25, 2009

Object ID: 451066

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Untzillatx or Untzillaitz is, like Anboto, a mountain in the Natural Park of Urkiola, is a prolongation of the mountain alination of Anboto-Alluitz-Astxiki

From the summit of Saukuko Gane
From Saukuko Gane

Untzillatx from Astxiki s summit
From Astxiki's summit

Untzillatx from the proximities of Atxarte
From the proximities of Atxarte

South face of Untzillatx
South face of Untzillatx

Secundary peaks of Untzillatx

Untzillatx, apart of the principal summit has also lots of secundary peaks like:

-Torre de Urrestei (Urrestei tower)


-Saukuko Gane


-Elosumendi (The only grassy peak of Untzillatx)

(Links in spanish)

(From left to right) Untzillatx, Saukuko Gane and  Torre de Urrestei
Untzillatx, Saukuko Gane and Torre de Urrestei (from left to right)
Torre de Urrestei
Torre de Urrestei


Summit of Saukuko Gane
Summit of Saukuko Gane

Red Tape

No permits requiered. Untzillatx is in the Natural Park of Urkiola.

Principal routes

There are two pricipals routes to reach the summit:

- Normal route from Mañaria (link in spanish)

- From Atxarte by the "Gran Diagonal" (Big Diagonal)
The normal route from Mañaria is an easy walk, but the "Gran Diagonal" is a route that requieres to be acostumbrated to scrambling(II) (U.I.A.A)

Gran Diagonal route.
Gran Diagonal route. The part in green the more difficult part and the summit with a blue circle Saukuko Gane

Going up by the Gran Diagonal
Going up by the  Gran Diagonal

External links

AEMET Weather in Durango (The village more near to Untzillatx)

Untzillatx by Mendikat


In Untzillatx base is the climbing school of Atxarte. Atxarte is one of the most famous climbing school in the basque country.

All the south face is reciently equipated with parabolts for sport climbing.


UntzillatxUntzillatx from the proximities of AtxarteMugarra and UntzillatxUdalatx, Untzillatx and AnbotoThe summit of Alluitz ....UntzillatxUntzillatx and Astxiki
 Col of AxarteAiguille "El Nodo"Under the walls of the climbing school of AtxarteUntzillatx from Astxiki\'s summitFrom the summit of Saukuko Gane(From left to right) Untzillatx, Saukuko Gane and "Torre de Urrestei"Torre de Urrestei
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