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Artesonraju Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 19,682'
Location: -9.36342, -77.38222 View Map  Incorrect?
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Artesonraju as seen from Pisco Oeste.

Description 

Artesonraju is one of the most famous mountains in the Cordillera Blanca. Its biggest claim to fame is serving as the Paramount Pictures logo. The southeast face (D) has traditionally been the standard route, though it is avalanche prone and has been out of condition for several years now. Ueli Steck got avalanched on twice during a 2014 attempt and did not summit. The north ridge (AD+) is the second most popular route and has been the more reliable option in recent years. It is also possible to approach from the south and climb the east ridge (D).

South facing routes are accessed via the Paron valley. North facing routes are approached via the more popular Santa Cruz valley. See the Quebrada Santa Cruz section for north facing route descriptions.

Getting There 

To access south facing routes, take a private taxi from Huaraz to Caraz and then to the Laguna Paron trailhead at 13,800 feet.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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I'd never heard or read of this route before I ended up doing it but this turned out to be my favorite climb over the course of two trips to the Cordillera Blanca. We'd been tentatively planning on trying Artesonraju's north ridge but then heard from the Casa de Guias that parties had recently found success on the south side. We assumed this meant the standard southeast face route was finally in again and decided to give it a try instea...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Artesonraju Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossing the moraine of the Paron Glacier.
Crossing the moraine of the Paron Glacier.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking along the trail above Laguna Paron toward t...
Hiking along the trail above Laguna Paron toward t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Artesonraju as seen from the Paron Glacier.
Artesonraju as seen from the Paron Glacier.
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of Artesonraju.
South side of Artesonraju.
Rock Climbing Photo: Artesonraju as seen from the south side moraine ca...
Artesonraju as seen from the south side moraine ca...

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