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Description 

One of the most spectacular valleys in the Cordillera Blanca containing mostly difficult routes on a handful of 6000m peaks. Artesonraju is the easiest peak in the area, with a stellar D route up the southwest face. After that, expect to step up the difficulty considerably on mountains like the Pyramide and Huandoy Norte.

Getting There 

A gruelling three hour taxi ride will get you from Huaraz to the caretakers hut at Laguna Paron (~150 soles).

Climbing Season



Weather station 32.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Quebrada Paron:
The Original Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   La Esfinge
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The Original (1985) Route

The Original Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b South America : Peru : ... : La Esfinge
By far the most popular route on the formation, this route offers generally good rock in a spectacular setting. There are some dirty sections and climbers should think of this as more of an alpine route than a Yosemite style free route. It also has several pitches where protection is sparse and poor but this is generally on easier terrain. Traditionally the route receives a rating of 5.11c however many climbers including this poster believe the grade to be much lower.Pitch 1: 30m 5.8 Climb up...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Laguna Paron
Laguna Paron
Artesonraju
Artesonraju
Sphinx.  Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...
Sphinx. Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...

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By Owen Darrow
From: Garmisch,
Apr 14, 2011
Is there a book or a website with some more info about this area?
By Dmitriy Litvak
From: Pacifica, CA
Jun 7, 2011
Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
2009/2010 Revised Edition
Guidebook by Brad Johnson

Spanish language book by Desnivel. Not very detailed but includes
Cordillera Huayhuash and many other routes not in Johnson's book.