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W rib route

W rib route

W rib route

Page Type: Route

Location: Arequipa, Peru, South America

Lat/Lon: 15.5°S / 72.6833°W

Object Title: W rib route

Route Type: glacier climb w. rocky sections

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: AD

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Page By: tatraman

Created/Edited: Apr 20, 2005 / Apr 20, 2005

Object ID: 164700

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the same approach as SW face route. from lago Pallacocha, head NE and on the morrain plateau, pass the rocky section by the left side. then continue up the rocky culoir to a place at 5300 m., where there is a small flat place for couple of tents. a stream passes close to this place during the day and freezes up at night.

Route Description

make an ascending traverse to the well visible rocky rib. Once on the rib., climb it up as high as possible untill you get onto the glacier. Then head up to the vast summit plateau to reach the summit. Be carefull as you can easily loose your way to the camp in the gravel fields if descending at night, better get up early or take a GPS navigator.

Essential Gear

Glacier gear necessary

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camp place shown by blue dot,...more detail of the terrain...ascent route with camp place...blue line shows access to W...