Yanapaccha West Face
Avg: 2.9 from 8 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 1650 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||D. Mackay, H. Tothill 1959|
|Page Views:||2,253 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Evan Sloane on Mar 11, 2009|
DescriptionA great acclimatization route as the altitude is relatively low for the area (5460m) but the route is somewhat technical.
The route begins to the right of a prominent rock buttress that extends a good ways up the face. Scramble up a bit of rock until the bottom of the glacier is gained. Head up the slope (maybe 50 degrees?) for approx. 800' or so to a flat area. From here traverse right through some crevassed territory to where the face steepens towards the summit. Work your way up and right towards a prominent crevasse. Cross this to gain the final headwall. Climb this calf burning headwall for about 160m and head right at the end to the summit.
Descend by either rapping or downclimbing the final headwall. From there retrace your route back down.