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Quebrada Rurec Rock Climbing 

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South of Huaraz, above the village of Olleros, the Rurec Valley gently cuts through the impressive Huantsan Massif. The alpine peaks Shacqsha 5703, Cashan 5716, Rurec 5700, and Urushraju 5722 tower above the head of the valley while it's lower flanks yield some of the Cordillera Blanca's best concentrations of granite formations. The valley is relatively quiet and sees much less traffic than the popular northern quebradas.

Getting There 

Get a ride to Olleros and start hiking. Hiring an arriero in Olleros isn't a challenge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Shaqsha Standard Route AI3  South America : Peru : ... : Quebrada Rurec
This is a fantastic, rarely-traveled route on Shaqsha's west face which involves weaving through seracs and crevasses. The route differs slightly nowadays from Johnson's book. Rather than traversing the face and taking the ridge, it is recommended to traverse most of the face and then simply topping out via the upper face to avoid poor rock and tricky seracs. It is highly recommended to scout out the route and take some decent route photos the night before...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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