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Elevation: 9,610'
Location: -2.76181, -78.88733 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ethannowak on Jul 19, 2016
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'Mandarineando' is the name given in Daniel Carrion's 2016 Monodedo guidebook to the area around the big roof on the (looker's) left hump of the main formation at Cojitambo. It was called 'Zone 2' in earlier versions of the guide.

There's a lot more dirt and vegetation around than would be ideal, but there are enough quality climbs at a range of grades and styles to make it worth checking out. (For what it's worth, it looks like the locals have put a lot of work into getting the area as clean as it is now.)

Getting There 

It's a 10-15 minute approach from a quarry that lies at the end of a dirt road, past the cemetery in town, if you don't go for any of the the heinous bushwhacking options. The best bet is to park near -2.76283, -78.88597, walk north and uphill through the quarry, and then head west and uphill towards -2.76181, -78.88735.

Climbing Season

For the Ecuador area.

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mandarineando

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mandarineando:
Langarota   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 600'   
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Langarota 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  South America : Ecuador : ... : Mandarineando
This climb is great--it involves a nice variety of climbing styles, has great exposure, and gets you to the top of the formation. P1: Looks like slabby climbing with some bulges. Word on the street is 6a/6b? I've only gotten onto the route at P2, by starting on Iriza. P2: .10a? Start of a right-hand traverse. Super-fun small moves, finger pockets and crimpers, with one stretchy move across the middle of a round boulder that was not as featured as the rest, and one move that i...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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