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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

For the Cordillera Blanca area.

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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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Pisco Normal Route   South America : Peru : ... : Quebrada Llanganuco
This route offers mostly straightforward glacier travel with a few short sections of steeper snow providing a bit of excitement. Spectacular views all around and an altitude of 5752m make this a deservedly popular outing. Many parties climb Pisco from basecamp in the meadows, which adds a few hours of boulder hopping and scree to your day but at least you're not dragging a full camping kit along. Water can sometimes be difficult to find at the advanced moraine camp as well and may require a bit ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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