Ascent of Pico Tesorero on 1994-09-14

Climber: Peter Bellarby

Date:Wednesday, September 14, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Tesorero
    Elevation:8432 ft / 2570 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a Waymark Holidays trip led by Tony Rogers. We all left Refugio Odriozola and walked to Cabaña Verónica. This is very small and of metallic construction – it looks out of place. There was fresh snow on the ground. We started on the SE ridge of Pico Tesorero (2570m) and came to some difficulty. We traversed right towards the ESE ridge, but instead of joining it, as I thought we should in the conditions, Tony led us leftwards to rejoin the SE ridge route. We continued up the SE ridge. It was cold. There was one rather exposed part near the top where Tony sought my advice. I went to the summit and back and reported it OK. Most reached the summit but some did not do the awkward bit. After descending a bit we found a cut off route to the ESE ridge route, which we took. Lower down Rhona Fraser and I left the party and went up right, and then back left easily to gain the summit of Pico Tesorero. The route was marked by a few cairns and cans. It was good that Rhona had made the summit. On the descent at point 1960m (junction of path and track) we took the miners' track southwards and westwards. We visited several tops to the north of the track, including the highest at 2105m (subsequently found to have the name Torre del Hoyo sin Tierra). we climbed up the highest point of Cuetos de Juan Toribo (1897m) on the way back to Refugio Odriozola.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Picos de Europa

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Torre de Enmedio1994-09-04 
2Torre de la Horcada1994-09-04 
3Pico Cotalba1994-09-05 
4Torre de la Canal Vaquera1994-09-05 
5Torre de los 3 Poyones1994-09-05 
6El Requexón1994-09-05 
7Torre de la Canal Parda1994-09-06 
8Cuetos del Trave-Cueto Norte1994-09-08 
10Pico Boada1994-09-10 
11Tiros Navarro-Cima Norte1994-09-11 
12Torre de los Horcados Rojos1994-09-12 
13Peña Vieja1994-09-13 
14Pico de Sta. Ana (or.)1994-09-13 
15Torre de las Coteras Rojas1994-09-13 
16Pico Tesorero1994-09-14 
17Torre del Hoyo sin Tierra1994-09-14 
18Cuetos de Juan Toribo1994-09-14 
19Pico del Corvo1994-09-15 
20Pico de la Canal Arenosa1994-09-15 
21Pico del Joracón de la Miel1994-09-15 

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