The Virgen del Castillo hermitage is located in a privileged place, at the top of Mascún River Canyon and surrounded by huge walls of limestone rock. The nice approach to the Vía Ferrata from Rodellar will let you discover the nearby climbing areas and will force you to cross the river on several occasions. This Via ferrata starts at the river course, right after «Surgencia del Mascún» —a water source— and climbs to the hermitage by a vertical rock spur. The climb is not complicated, although it has some spectacular aerial sections. The route ends at the hermitage with extraordinary views over the river canyon.
In order to climb this Vía ferrata, the use of homologated safety equipment (helmet, harness, lanyard) is mandatory. Hiring a qualified guide is strongly recommended.
- Length: 250 m
- Difficulty: K2
- Aproach: 35 minutes
- Time of activity: 40 minutes
- Return: 35 minutes.
- Equipment provided: Clamps and handrails