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Quebrada Llanganuco Rock Climbing 

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This valley gives access to a variety of peaks with routes ranging from the relatively easy to the very difficult. Peaks range from the 5460m Yanapaccha to the big boy Huascaran Norte at 6664m. A good place to warm up or test your mettle. Every peak in this valley is a worthwhile objective. The base camp at the trailhead has a small hut run by locals where you can buy toilet paper, chocolate, and beer (what else do you need?). There is a refugio located in the meadow camp below Pisco and the Huandoys. Bring what you need if climbing Yanapaccha.

Getting There 

Either arrange transportation directly from Huaraz to the trailhead (expensive but no hassle) or take a colectivo to Yungay. From there take another colectivo or alternate transport to the Pisco basecamp above the 2nd lake (km 77). You will stop at the entrance to the park and register and pay a fee. For more detailed beta check out Brad Johnson's guide, which you should really get anyway if you're headed to the cordillera's.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Quebrada Llanganuco

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quebrada Llanganuco:
Pisco Normal Route        Alpine, 3300'   
Chopicalqui Southwest Ridge   AI2-3     Ice, Alpine   
Yanapaccha West Face        Alpine, 1650'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset at Chopi high camp.

Chopicalqui Southwest Ridge AI2-3  South America : Peru : ... : Quebrada Llanganuco
The normal route up the southwest ridge of Chopicalqui (20,817 ft) has long been one of the most popular and beloved climbs in the Cordillera Blanca. And in recent years Chopi has found itself with the added allure of being the highest mountain in the range with an established trade route most climbers deem safe enough to climb. Huascaran Sur, king of the Blanca and once a popular objective, has unfortunately grown too dangerous for most to consider.The minimum time required for this climb is ab...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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