Peña Vieja Climber's Log

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selinunte01 - Jul 27, 2012 6:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Via Canalona  Sucess!

to the Pena Vieja and then to the Picos de Santa Ana.
There was a huge eagle flying around Pena Vieja summit. The views are great.


nikolai79 - Jul 9, 2009 8:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Amazing peak  Sucess!

My girlfriend came with me in this mountain journey ,we started from El Cable with excellent weather conditions.
We were advised there was snow in La Canalona, so we had ice-axe and crampons with us, and we had to use them in the highest point of La Canalona.

Great views from the summit. Just lovely!


RicardoEchanove1 - Aug 8, 2008 9:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Route Climbed: Fuente Dé- Jenduda- El Cable- Peña Vieja- Torre de Horcados Rojos- Fuente Dé  Sucess!

Impresive: Naranjo de Bulnes, La Canalona, Torrecerredo, Jenjuda.
Good route

John Climber

John Climber - Aug 16, 2007 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Easy Climb in July  Sucess!

Guiding, reached the top with 4 people. Sunny day but mist around the summit. We went up via La Canalona.


jay_1964 - Jun 20, 2006 10:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

La canalona Normal  Sucess!

A bright sunny day. Climbed Pena Vieja from El cable. Excellant views of central massif of Picos de Europa. Surprisingly we were the only ones on this route.

mike stuart

mike stuart - Feb 3, 2006 5:42 am

Route Climbed: El cable - Collado Canalona Date Climbed: August 1981  Sucess!

I've summitted Pena Vieja on many occasions, here are some specials. First in '81 with my family and Alison (who had never been anywhere near a mountain before.) I experienced my first mar de nubes at approx. 2,400m. Our descent down the Canal de Vidrios & into the cloud became v. interesting. Our path stopped at the top of one of those desperate gulleys, with my father about to abseil into the abyss, I spotted a cairn off to the left in a window thru the mist. Safely in Aliva, looking back up at the soaring, smooth, vertical walls of our aborted descent gully, disappearing into the clouds, I couldn't help but feel we had so nearly become another statistic of this great & noble mountain.

How we all owe those windows in the mist!

May 1989 - managed to reach within 100m of the summit on telemark skis.

May 1993 - skinned to the summit on touring skis with "Guti".

August 1993 - via the Espelon Franceses, led by Nick Longland and Chris Cullen.

June 2000 - stopping 20m short of the summit on snowshoes with Marcus Linell and electricity buzzing around.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Sep 25, 2005 10:05 am

Route Climbed: Cable Fuente De-col Canalona Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!

Great day with spectacullar views of central massif of Picos de Europa.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Aug 21, 2005 9:27 pm

Route Climbed: La Canalona Normal Date Climbed: 16 July 2005  Sucess!

Nadie and me climbed Peña Vieja from El Cable. We had taken the first cableway of the day (9:00 AM) so at 11:50 AM we were on the summit. We firstly descended slow, doing a stop for having lunch so at 4:20 PM we were at El Cable again. We rarely ran across my friend Pablo, who lives in Villamantilla, Madrid. He had taken a cableway with his wife Marta and their 3 years' old daughter.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Feb 20, 2005 8:42 pm

Route Climbed: Canal del Vidrio from Refugio de Aliva, descending on the normal route Date Climbed: Mid 80s summer  Sucess!

My father and me had gone to Refugio de Aliva the day before. So we past the night there and started hiking the next morning. Past Minas de la Providencia, ascended the steep slopes of Canal del Vidrio, reached Coteras Rojas, Collado de la Canalona, traversed the big stone quarry and reached the summit of Peña Vieja.

We descended to Collado de la Canalona, reached La Vueltona, Horcadina de Covarrobres, Collado de J Toribio and back to Refugio de Aliva. We past another night in the hut and climbed Pico Tesorero the next day.

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