Quebrada Paron Rock Climbing
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.
A gruelling three hour taxi ride will get you from Huaraz to the caretakers hut at Laguna Paron (~150 soles).
Climbing Season For the Cordillera Blanca area.
Weather station 8.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Quebrada Paron
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quebrada Paron:
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The Original Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
R South America
: ... : La Esfinge
By far the most popular route on the formation, this route offers generally good rock in a spectacular setting. There are some dirty sections and climbers should think of this as more of an alpine route than a Yosemite style free route. It also has several pitches where protection is sparse and poor but this is generally on easier terrain. Traditionally the route receives a rating of 5.11c however many climbers including this poster believe the grade to be much lower.Pitch 1: 30m 5.8 Climb up...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The Laguna Paron trailhead.
Sphinx. Original route 1985 starts somewhere in t...
One, of about ten, plaques to dead climbers
By Owen Darrow
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.