The Burgos town of Huerta de Rey recently inaugurated the new ferrata his, El Ranero II, an interesting tour 200 meters and K4 difficulty resulting from the expansion of El Ranero, and typical ferrata the area.
With this extension, the total of the route is divided into 3 very different sections: the original El Ranero ferrata (K2), a new section up to K3 whose purpose is to join the original installation with the new road and El Ranero II, the new route that offers difficulties up to K4. In this way the route offers a constant progression in its difficulty, being ideal for less experienced users.
further, in the same area a few meters, there is a small sector of climbing routes, which as a whole make the Huerta del Rey recreational area a more than interesting area to spend a day with the family, for example, with the little ones.
This is a new initiative of the Rural and Integral Development Association of the Ribera del Duero Burgalesa in conjunction with the Huerta de Rey City Council to promote young and quality tourism in the area.
The road is divided into two sections: the first is more horizontal and has a somewhat aerial passage that overlooks the road, just start.
After a brief descent, you access a small cave formed by cliffs where the rock has been worn down to make a hole large enough to be able to pass. You come out onto a three-wire bridge (one for feet, and two for hands) of approximately 7.5 m, in addition to the life line. Next there is a crossing area through the mount (equipped with safety cable) that gives access to the second part.
The second part begins with an ascent up a vertical and slightly inclined stone slab with an inscription ("Huerta de Rey") followed by two bridges, both quite consecutive and exposed, with a certain patio on your way out. You come to a small plane where on the way you reach the base of the steel cable ladder. (Here you can start the expansion "Via Ranero II", or continue through the plane before exiting through the escape).
To reach the end of the road, you have to climb an aerial ladder that gives it a touch of K3.. The road has 2 escapes, one between tracks and another that dodges the scale.
The descent is done along a path marked by milestones, horizontally to the left, leading to the eagle statue and from there you descend to the beginning of the ferrata.
The enlargement begins with a climb alternating holds and staples, generating an experience similar to climbing in a grade V climbing wall. Next we find a bridge / trapeze that can also be accessed from the end of the first bridge of the second section of the first road, thus avoiding the scale.
After the trapeze there is a hard descent with chain and step supports, this can be secured from above (there is a meeting to make sure between colleagues or to rappel it down). Then we have a horizontal area with few steps that force us to lean on climbing holds to advance. We reached a small pendulum of 2.5m, and to finish this section, a small stretch of hard fall that gives access to a nice bridge of sticks. Just before the crash there is another meeting where you can ride a rappel and escape the track.
As we pass the bridge of sticks we find a horizontal crossing that gives us access to a somewhat steep climb and in turn gives access to another slightly more aerial crossing of approximately 5m.
Then we connect with another two-wire bridge plus a lifeline approximately 9m., that leads to the end zone going up a small channel, once up we can continue or escape towards the area of the ladder (via Ranero I), where we can also choose whether to climb or escape completely.
If we continue along the Ranero II we find a slackline or taut rope, with a single cable as a lifeline and a strap to pass in balance.
The two routes end at the same point.
Cover image: Sangüesa
You can find more information about the via ferratas of the Ribera Burgalesa from its own website, by clicking here.