Americans Complete ‘Astroman of Peru’

Dave Anderson and Brady Robinson have free-climbed the full version of Karma de los Condores (V 5.11+R) in the Ishinca Valley of Peru, completing a 14-pitch route that tops out at around 14,500 feet. The main tower of Karma was free-climbed in 2005 by Wayne Crill and Kevin Gallagher, and the route became known as the Astroman of Peru for its clean, steep cracks on excellent granite.

Crill and Gallagher free-climbed to the top of a prominent buttress on Hatun Ulloc (aka Ishinca Tower) in the Cordillera Blanca, after establishing the route a year earlier. But a ridge traverse and two-pitch headwall remained unfinished.

Read the full report by Dougald MacDonald on

Watch the video of the ascent from David Anderson:

First Ascent of Hatun Ulloc, Peru from David Anderson on Vimeo.

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