Search results... 1 crag found
View larger map

Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 17/Nov/2011

Alpamayo

Cordillera Blanca, PERU

Climbs 3 – Rocktype Ice – Altitude 5844m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Alpamayo was described as "the most beautiful mountain in the world," and doesn't disapoint. It has a distinctive face that has many snow fluting running to the summit ridge. The popular route was the Ferrari Route, but the French Direct, going direct to the summit, is now preferred as it has less danger from seracs.

Guidebooks
Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca (2009)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Ferrari RouteAD+ ***5
 Climb nameGradex
2French DirectD ***9
Access notes
Get to the head of the valley from Huaraz by taxi (expensive,) or take buses as close as you can go and take a taxi the remainder of the way (cheaper.) Donkeys and porters can be arrangesd here if required for the 1 long, or two slow days (better for acclimatising,) to the base camp, which has a long drop toilet, shop for basics (and beer!) where tents and bags can be left while at higher camps. Morraine camp is about 2 hours up from base camp and just before the glacier (good for acclimatising.) To get to high camp, head up the glacier and climb a gully just left of a rock buttress to the breathtaking view of the mountain from the col. Camp just over the col.

Classifieds
Find Classifieds near to this crag (Indoor Walls, Outdoor Shops, Accommodation, etc)

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer jonnie3430

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
There are no comments from visitors to this crag.