Ascent of Pico Pienzu on 2013-05-13

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Monday, May 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Pienzu
    Elevation:1160 m / 3809 ft

Ascent Trip Report

For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
Pico Pienzu>

Extract of text from my blog:

Pico Pienzu – Major 1161m P883 – in the Sierra del Sueve at N43.43183 W5.24214 is reached by one of those cunning paths that follows the line of least resistance from Mirador del Fitu 590m N43.43998 W5.19342. Contrary to other reports the path is clearly waymarked much of the way.
I met literally a coachload of teenage schoolchildren on the way. And so I deliberately strayed from the set route towards the end and scrambled up the in the karst limestone chaos.
The summit is marked by a cylindrical trig point and a large unimaginativeness hideous cross. The clouds cleared occasionally to give a partial view, including that of the Picos de Europa.
View from summit of Pena Corvera towards the Picos de Europa
I varied the return route by visiting the summits of Pena Corvera 963m N43.42540 W5.23766 and Canto la Teya 728m N43.43043 W5.21241 on my way back to the mirador (viewpoint).

Four hours, 13.86km, 1121m ascent.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Martin Richardson
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