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Cerros de la Plaza

 
Cerros de la Plaza

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Boyacá, Colombia, South America

Lat/Lon: 6.41357°N / 72.28455°W

Object Title: Cerros de la Plaza

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Elevation: 16142 ft / 4920 m

 

Page By: Federico1

Created/Edited: Oct 7, 2009 / Oct 7, 2009

Object ID: 561349

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Overview

The Cerros de la Plaza are located southeast of the Laguna Grande de la Plaza, en the southern part of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy.

It is one of the easiest snow peaks of the Sierra.

The Cerros are an ideal destination when you make the traverse through the Sierra (see Route posted by StickT at http://www.summitpost.org/route/555612/sierra-nevada-del-cocuy.html).

Getting There - Route Description

From Cocuy go up the road to La Cueva and follow the mentioned route to Laguna Grande de la Plaza (7h).

Establish your camp at the north-eastern side of the lagoon.

Route (PD):
Follow a small trail and traces up to long ledges of massiv rock. The trail is marked with stone manikins.
Cerros de la Plaza - approach
 

When you reach the glacier you cross the moat easily (it was easy in Feb. 2009) and walk up without problems.
Cerros de la Plaza
 

From the ascension you have spectacular views to the snow peaks in the West.
Cerros de la Plaza - Glacier
 

Finally, after crossing the glacier you climb up the rocks (PD, I-II) without difficulty to the summit (4h).

Red Tape

In high season (December-February; Eastern), you pay entrance at a small building of the National Park administration.

Gear

Crampons and rope.

External Links

Visit our website and leave your comment at www.nevados.org.

Images

Cerros de la Plaza