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Elevation: 9,323 ft 2,842 m
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There are multiple climbing areas in the Sacred Valley, with lots of development currently being done. The community is small here, but continually growing. For a local guide, you can reach out to Jaseh Munelo. All topos are posted on Escalada Cusco Instagram page.

They are (from East to West):

  1. Lamay, is an hour's drive from the city of Cusco, which has multiple sectors, with grades ranging from 5+ to projects that have not been sent. 
    1. El Canal is the most accessible of the sectors, close to town, easy to approach, and with entry-level grades. Google Maps
    2. La Torre has amazing routes, with one of the Valley's most beautiful routes, called La Peruana Suiza - 7a. From El Canal hike uphill to the right, ten minutes, to a big tower. Routes on the tower and to the right of the tower that has an anchored cable. Google Maps
    3. Huecitos is a newly bolted sector, full of short bouldery routes with lots of pockets. Follow the canal passed the pig pens and hike uphill. Shade all year. Google Maps
    4. La Puerta del Viento is best climbed from October until March to avoid direct sun. Multiple unsent projects are waiting for their first climbs. Beautiful 7b+ on the right of the wall. Google Maps
  2. Pumahuanca is located a ten-minute drive above Urubamba. Mostly 7a and upwards. Park just 100 feet downhill from the wall on the right. Super easy access. Good from sunrise to noon. Good after 330pm to avoid the sun. There is a 5+ and 6C on the right-most slab. 
  3. Medinayoc is located a ten-minute drive above Urubamba. There are two walls here. The one pinned is the lower sector with a 6a, 6c, 7a and 7b. The second sector is another fifteen-minute hike uphill is called La Cobra and has 4 routes. La Cobra - 7a is the main line of this exposed tooth. There is a project and a few 6c's. Both require a decent hike up. Go early to avoid the sun.
  4.  There are multiple sectors between Paucarbamba and Pachar. This area is directly between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. They are outlined from East to West.
    1. The Cosmos is located in Paucarbamba, right across the first cable tension bridge. You can spot the cave driving in, across the corn fields, and up on the opposite side of the valley. Park and hike in require about ten minutes time. This is a private sector, S/3 paid to Sra. Aide to enter. Amazing overhung, bouldery routes ranging from 6b to 7c. Shade all year! Bring a windbreaker and some warm clothes for the afternoon winds.
    2. La Curva del Diablo is an amazing slab with entry-level climbing. Bring a 70m rope so that you can climb all routes. Best climb early or late afternoon when the wind picks up. Easy access from the car. Really nice belay area.
    3. La Muralla and Las Torres have multiple routes, including a four-pitch route Called Ion Lion Zoin with a 7a at the top. Las Torres has two pitch routes that get you some beautiful views. About a fifteen-minute walk from where you park. Early morning is best. 
    4. Pumahuancoso and El Corazon are a twenty-minute scramble uphill. The rock quality is the best in the valley with routes from 7a to unsent projects. Best after 1pm. Bring a 70m rope.
    5. La Virgin de Pachar is the best multi-pitch area of the Sacred Valley. There are multiple ways to connect all the pitches. The first slab has 4 routes ranging from 6a to 6c+. The top slab can be accessed from around the right side of the cemetery. There are multiple routes at the top. There are also a few trad routes on the topmost slab. Park in the town of Pachar and walk for five minutes. Go early. 
    6. Between all these areas there are a few multi-pitch routes and a few trad multi-pitch trad routes with bolted anchors. Ask a local or a guide for more info.

The area of Pachar and Paucarbamba is actively being developed. If you want to bolt routes, reach out to Juan Diego at El Muro in Urubamba (to train!) and get some information. Hope this helps get you outside to enjoy our beautiful area! 

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5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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CosmovisiĆ³n Andina El Cosmos
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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