The "Gran Diagonal" (Big Diagonal) is the most impresionant route to climb Untzillatx without climbing.
The part more difficult is II (U.I.A.A) and it requieres to be acostumbrated to scrambling.
The route begins in Atxarte (290m)
From Atxarte to the East we have Astxiki's walls and to the West Untzillatx walls.
From Atxarte begins a track that goes up in south direccion.Few meters after a path goes to the right (west) ascending by Untzillatx slopes.
Ascending by the path to the scrambling part
The path ascent under the walls of the Atxarte climbing school
Under the walls of Atxarte climbing school
The scrambling part is call "Placas de la Gran Diagonal"
The begining of the "Placas de la Gran Diagonal"
From this part of the route we can see Torre de Urrestei
Torre de Urrestei
The scrambling (II) are 50 meters more or lest
Scrambling by the "Gran Diagonal"
"Placas de la Gran Diagonal" from the finish of them
Ridge of Untzillatx, you can see the summit
When you finish the scrambling part you have to go up by a inestable slope.
Then you reach de ridge, very short and easy
The first part of the descent by Leureta
Descent by Leureta
To avoide the descent by the Gran Diagonal we descent by Leureta
This descent is easy, but in bad conditions you have to be carefull
Descending by Leureta
Descent of Leureta
Descending you can see Leungane and Mugarra
Looking Saukuko Gane
The descent by Leureta unit with la Gran Diagonal
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Normal to do hiking. If do you want to go down also by the Gran Diagonal I recomended to take material to rappel.