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My last picture from Jou de Los Cabrones, this panoramic image (roughly 150 deg) taken in the central, highest area of Picos de Europa shows the limestone peaks that border the bowl in the east and south. On the left are the Picos del Albu (2445 m), folowed to the right by the U-shaped Horcada L'Arenera, a few unidentified peaks on the jagged ridge connecting the Horcada L'Arenera to Picos de Los Cabrones in the center, and then to the right the prominent Picos de Los Cabrones (2553 m). The highest peak in the Picos de Europa, La Torre Cerréu (or Torrecerréu, or La Torre Cerredo, or Torrecerrdo 2,648 m) is hidden behind and to the right of Picos de Los Cabrones.
I was somewhat confused by the fact that both Spanish and Asturianu are used alternatively in the area and the geographic names are slightly to entirely different in the two languages. Additionally, maps, guides and the Internet provide different spellings for the same name. In any case, from the Spanish speakers I would appreciate getting a translation for the word jou/hou. Not for cabron thank you, I master the rich meanings of this one.
The trail from Refugio de Los Cabrones (or Refugio José Ramón Lueje), which is immediately west of the rock outcrop where the picture was taken from, to the to Refugio Vega Urriellu (or Refugio Julián Delgado Úbeda) comes from the right over the saddle where the sunny area meets the shade, it descents down to the larger snow field in the middle of the image, and then it climbs back up to the ridge, crossing over the U-shaped L'Arenera pass (Horcada L'Arenera).
Most peaks you can see in this image are rated as moderate to difficult scrambles or easy technical climbs. At least one or two climbing guidebooks for the area are available in English and if you intend to head to the Picos and do not have one, you will be able to pick one up in the villages where the access trails start.

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Additional Photos by Roland Roesler (Roly) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 9 N: 436] (2024)
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