Route Climbed: East Ridge & Gully of Ruminahui Sur Date Climbed: 9June2004
My son Thomas and I climbed Ruminahui Sur from our campsite (roughly 3900 m) about one km south of LimpioPongo. We followed the route described in Yossi Brain's book. The last part of the climb up the broad gully to the summit is unattractive due to the poor quality of the rock. Climbing this route with a large party would be hazardous. The summit is a single 3 to 4 meter spike of rock, which is not difficult because it is a knobby conglomerate.
We had climbed Ruminahjui Central the previous afternoon.
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