Torre Cerredo

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Torre de Cerredo
Torrecerredo from Torre de la Párdida.
Highest point
Elevation2,650 m (8,690 ft) [1]
Prominence1,931 m (6,335 ft) [1]
Coordinates43°11′52″N 4°51′06″W / 43.1979°N 4.8517°W / 43.1979; -4.8517Coordinates: 43°11′52″N 4°51′06″W / 43.1979°N 4.8517°W / 43.1979; -4.8517[1]
Torre de Cerredo is located in Spain
Torre de Cerredo
Torre de Cerredo
Location in Spain
LocationAsturias/Castilla y León, Spain
Parent rangePicos de Europa, Cantabrian Mountains
First ascentJune 30, 1882
Easiest routebasic snow/rock climb

Torre Cerredo, also called Torrecerredo or Torre de Cerredo (Asturian: La Torre Cerréu), is the highest peak of the Cantabrian Mountains, northern Spain. With a prominence of 1,931 m, it is an ultra-prominent peak and the third most prominent peak of the Iberian Peninsula.


The mountain has an elevation of 2,650 metres, making it the highest peak of the Picos de Europa and the Cantabrian Mountains. Torre Cerredo is located on the central massif of the Picos de Europa, the Urrieles Massif, on the limits of the provinces Asturias and León. Its summit towers 2,200 metres over the river Cares and offers wide views over the western massif and the Cares' tributaries.


Torre Cerredo was first ascended by Aymar d'Arlot de Saint Saud, Paul Labrouche, Juan Suárez, de Espinama and Francois Salles, from Gavarnie, on June 30, 1882.

The easiest ascent route starts at Jou de Cerredo; the last 200 metres are an easy rock climb that does not require special equipment. The most common approach uses the refuges of Jou de los Cabrones and Vega de Urriellu.

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-03-17.

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