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Areas in Peru

Arequipa 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cajamarca 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Canchacalla 0 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Cañon de Shutco 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cordillera Blanca 12 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 14 / 1 / 6 / 39 / 39
Cusco - La garganta del diablo 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cusco - Las Quenas 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Cusco Sacred Valley 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Huaraz 0 / 70 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 71
Inca Arete 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lima 1 / 8 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Lima South 3 / 1 / 2 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Pachar - Ollantaytambo - Cusco 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Vilcanota Range, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Yosemite Pequeño 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 987 ft
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Shared By: David Appelhans on Jan 12, 2008 with updates from Tyson
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Description

Peru is a world of undiscovered climbing.

Getting There

From Lima there are flights and buses to final destinations in Peru.

155 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Peru

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Steep Snow
 5
West Face Indirect
Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 21
Pisco Normal Route
Snow, Alpine
AI2-3 Steep Snow
 4
Artesonraju North Ridge
Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Steep Snow
 5
Quitaraju North Face Direct
Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
WI2 Steep Snow
 10
Alpamayo French Direct
Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Mod. Snow
 8
Southwestern Route
Snow, Alpine
AI2-3 Steep Snow
 3
Chopicalqui Southwest Ridge
Ice, Snow, Alpine
AI2-3 Steep Snow
 4
Tocllaraju Northwest Ridge
Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI3 M3
 3
Ranrapalca, 6162m, North Face
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Putas Chicas
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Chueco Corrupto
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 11
The Original Route
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Fancy a Good Route
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Welcome to Huaraz
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Karma de los Cóndores
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Face Indirect Cordillera Blanca > Ishinca Valley
 5
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine
Pisco Normal Route Cordillera Blanca > Quebrada Llanganuco
 21
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Artesonraju North Ridge Cordillera Blanca > Santa Cruz Valley
 4
AI2-3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine 4 pitches
Quitaraju North Face Direct Cordillera Blanca > Santa Cruz Valley
 5
Steep Snow Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Alpamayo French Direct Cordillera Blanca > Santa Cruz Valley
 10
WI2 Steep Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine 8 pitches
Southwestern Route Cordillera Blanca > Quebrada Llaca > Vallunaraju
 8
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Chopicalqui Southwest Ridge Cordillera Blanca > Quebrada Llanganuco
 3
AI2-3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Tocllaraju Northwest Ridge Cordillera Blanca > Ishinca Valley
 4
AI2-3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Ranrapalca, 6162m, North Face Cordillera Blanca > Ishinca Valley
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI3 M3 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine
Putas Chicas Huaraz > Hatun Machay > La Cueva
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chueco Corrupto Huaraz > Hatun Machay > La Placa Verde
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Original Route Cordillera Blanca > Quebrada Paron > La Esfinge
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Fancy a Good Route Huaraz > Hatun Machay > La Tapia
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Welcome to Huaraz Huaraz > Hatun Machay > La Fisura
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Karma de los Cóndores Cordillera Blanca > Ishinca Valley
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
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Kurt Johnson
Estes Park, CO
Kurt Johnson   Estes Park, CO
Lots of people have discovered Peru's climbing... and how about something a little more informative, like an overview of the types of climbing found there and a brief list of some of the classic destinations, at least. This is the home page of an entire country - it's worth more than a single sentence. Apr 7, 2008
David Appelhans
Broomfield, CO
David Appelhans   Broomfield, CO
I would welcome someone emailing me a better description of peru so I can put it up. At the time I was more concerned with getting peru in the directory structure so people could easily post specific locations under the country. Jul 18, 2008
In this blog you can fint almost every rock climbing area of Peru>
toposperu.wordpress.com/ Dec 19, 2008
Toposperu is now self hosted at:

www.toposperu.com Jun 12, 2009
kiff  
lima has to be one of the gloomiest cities on the planet...at least the food is tasty Apr 22, 2013
Piura Outdoors

This link is to contact Marlon Neyra, who started Piura Outdoors a year ago, They do a lot of climbing in and around Piura, northern Peru. Anyone working with Mountain Project who fluently speaks Spanish should contact him and invite him to update areas in Northern Peru. I have spent a lot of time there and would love to see that part of the country rise in visits from the climbing community. Thanks Sep 6, 2013
Jr Peterson
Birdsboro
Jr Peterson   Birdsboro
Is there any climbing in Peru to be done in June? Dec 2, 2013
Alex Young
Denver, CO
Alex Young   Denver, CO
i'll be in peru in the near future and want to climb. anyone need a partner or want to climb? i only have shoes and harness but have a lot of experience Jan 13, 2015
Mike Nostod
Lake Forest, CA
Mike Nostod   Lake Forest, CA
I'm stationed in Arequipa for about 5 more month and want to explore climbing outdoors. I've met a couple of people who climb who said they are going to take me to a few places. I can update and take pictures when that happens and I also know of a great climbing gym here in Arequipa with a great bouldering section and a decent trad(?) wall. I've never climbed with ropes, so forgive my ignorance. Drop me a line if you're in my area! Feb 15, 2015
So I'm in Cusco for the rest of the month and I needed some rock under my fingers. I googled climbing in the area and some sites/blogs but unfortunately they aren't very informative on where these spots are. I tried emailing these people but of course no answers. So to all of you where is the bouldering in Cusco, Peru. Also if anyone knows where to score a crash pad here that would be great as well. Thanks. Apr 13, 2016
stevecurtis
Petaluma California
stevecurtis   Petaluma California
I recently visited Cusco and did some climbing. Since the Pachar crag at Ollantaytambo sounded cool I went there. Driving up the valley past Ollantaytambo, one can see a "cleaned line" about 200 meters long, and precisely in the spot the Mtn Pro guide says there are routes. Well, I hiked up a horribly loose talus slope with a full trad rack and found out that the line is cleaned from rock fall. Furthermore, I spent about 3 hours hiking the area trying to find routes. I didn't.

Later that PM, about 1 mile toward Urubamba from Ollantaytambo,I stopped on the left below the weird capsule type things. There are about 8 one or two pitch bolted sport routes. Furthermore, I immediately ran into Peruvian climbers who wanted to share. I've added the info under Cusco-Sacred Valley. Apr 2, 2017
Alexandra 000
Grand Junction, CO
Alexandra 000   Grand Junction, CO
I REALLY want to climb in Peru! Will be in Lima and Cusco April 29-May 12... anyone interested in hosting a Colorado girl? I follow and lead 5.9-10 sport and trad! I would be soooooo glad, ill buy lunch or something--- please?! Gracias! Apr 19, 2017
Logan Ortlieb
Lima, PE
Logan Ortlieb   Lima, PE
I live in Lima and climb a lot of the local crags and ones in Huaraz and Central. Hit me up if you're interested in coming down or if you are here! Cheers! Dec 6, 2017
Ken@roadtrip
Ut, Id, AZ
Ken@roadtrip   Ut, Id, AZ
logan,
what’s the weather apt to be like on into mid jan
rainy season ? Dec 17, 2017

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