REI Community
Quebrada Paron

Select Area...
La Esfinge 

Quebrada Paron Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: -9.18336, -77.54776 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 5,336
Administrators: TYeary Yeary, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Max schon on Jun 6, 2010
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Small lake at the foot of the Paron Glacier.


One of the most spectacular valleys in the Cordillera Blanca containing mostly difficult routes on a handful of 6000m peaks. Artesonraju is the easiest peak in the area, with a stellar D route up the southwest face. After that, expect to step up the difficulty considerably on mountains like the Pyramide and Huandoy Norte.

Getting There 

A gruelling three hour taxi ride will get you from Huaraz to the caretakers hut at Laguna Paron (~150 soles).

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Quebrada Paron

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quebrada Paron:
The Original Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   La Esfinge
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Quebrada Paron

Featured Route For Quebrada Paron
Rock Climbing Photo: The east ridge route on Artesonraju as seen from P...

East Ridge AI2-3  South America : Peru : ... : Artesonraju
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 Quebrada Paron Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Laguna Paron trailhead.
The Laguna Paron trailhead.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sphinx.  Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...
Sphinx. Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...
Rock Climbing Photo: One, of about ten, plaques to dead climbers
One, of about ten, plaques to dead climbers
Rock Climbing Photo: Artesonraju
Rock Climbing Photo: Laguna Paron
Laguna Paron

Comments on Quebrada Paron Add Comment
Show which comments
By Owen Darrow
From: Garmisch,
Apr 14, 2011
Is there a book or a website with some more info about this area?
By Dmitriy Litvak
From: Pacifica, CA
Jun 7, 2011
Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
2009/2010 Revised Edition
Guidebook by Brad Johnson

Spanish language book by Desnivel. Not very detailed but includes
Cordillera Huayhuash and many other routes not in Johnson's book.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About