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Quebrada Llaca  


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Looking up into the curving corner.

Description 

Quebrada Llaca is the leftmost of four obvious quebradas ("gaps" or "canyons" in Spanish) in the Cordillera Blanca as seen from the city of Huaraz. It is a high altitude climbing area in Huascarán National Park which is home to multi-pitch sport routes like "Misión Lunática", multi-pitch trad on "La Brichera" and bouldering at the Llaca Boulders.

The rock is granite, and in the dry season (May-September) the valley gets sun for most of the day.

Getting There 

From Huaraz: The easiest way to reach Llaca is to catch a taxi asking if they go to "Llaca". The ride should cost anywhere between 80 and 100 soles (US $25-$33). Entrance into Huascarán National Park costs 5 soles (US $1.50) for a day, or if you plan to camp 65 soles (US $22) for a National Park pass good for a month.

Climbing Season



Weather station 32.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Quebrada Llaca
En El Tambo follows the obvious corner up the middle of the wall.

En El Tambo 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13  South America : Peru : ... : La Brichera
"En El Tambo" climbs the very obvious curving corner up the middle of the wall.P1 5.10 [50m]: Start on a slab into an arching finger crack in a corner/roof. Pull into a flared offwidth and then move up the crack to a ledge. Traverse the ledge left (careful of rope drag) passing the chossy corners and roofs right below the curving corner pitch.P2 5.9 [30m]: Various cracks and flakes lead up and right from the ledge. Belay right below the corner.P3 5.11- [55m]: Climb the curving corner and then tr...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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