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jbagleyHuaraz Treks guided trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013
A guided trip through Huaraz Treks with awesome guide Rodolfo. This was an amazing experience to my highest altitude attained yet. We had lots of snow, and 4 pitches of 50+ degree snow slopes to reach the knife-edge ridge summit. I cannot think of a better finale to a honeymoon.
Posted Nov 14, 2013 7:27 pm

CissaDirect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Cissa

Climbed the direct,no visibility at the summit but a great first climb to acclimitize.
Posted Sep 15, 2013 3:13 pm

cootemDirect Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

cootem

All parties climbing that day and that we spoke to about recent climbs were not accessing the NW ridge, but climbed direct. Accessing the ridge would have been difficult due to seracs. This goes at a solid PD. Be sure and have two 60m ropes for decent using any existing fixed pickets or be prepared to down climb 60 deg snow, heavily crevassed. Also, the access trail from the top of the road switch backs is now a well maintained, easy, trail. Use extra caution purifying drinking water at the camp. We were on an expedition researching water quality throughout the Cordillera, and this water tested amongst the poorest in the region. We used boiled water from a hidden stream feeding the pond; you may need to move a few rocks to access it. As others noted, a spectacular climb.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 3:40 pm

JakeFantastic climb!   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

Jake

Climbed Yanapaccha with my partner Jacek from the high camp in 4h. Fantastic route, we had plenty of sun on the ridge and on the summits. One of the best views in Cordillera Blanca. Highly recommended!
Posted Jul 9, 2013 8:36 am

skyward22NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

skyward22

very short but fun climb at a moderate altitude. rendered one of the best pictures anyone has ever taken of me with chacaraju in the background.
Posted Jan 15, 2013 4:30 am

markthejockNW ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

markthejock

After the slog up the glacier and skirting around a few crevasses, the short steep section to get onto the NW ridge provided a little amusement before the great panorama opened up near the summit - the view to Chopi and Huascaran is just awesome.
Posted Feb 16, 2012 7:18 am

andretHoly Moly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

andret

Summited under a full moon. Didn't even need a headlamp. Probably some of the best views I've seen on any mountain in the Blanca. Well worth it! Super easy, 2 hour approach.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 7:22 pm

sergejfSummit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

sergejf

Summitted in 3 h 15 from the laguna camp in perfect conditions, only challenge being the 80 m. 55 degrees slope under the mushroom. Photos on http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergejf/sets/72157627265452906/
Posted Aug 8, 2011 11:17 am

rggNW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

rgg

A fine climb with magnificent views. It already started on the approach and continued on the climb, all the way up to the summit. Of course, it didnĀ“t do no harm that we had sunshine all the time.
Posted Jul 31, 2011 6:40 pm

Jukka AhonenThanks Skyline  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Jukka Ahonen

I climbed the mountain as a part of a 6 day mountaineering course by Skyline Adventure School. The mountain was really ideal for this, as it proved to be technical enough to require us to use pretty much every technique we had gone through during the course (except crevasse rescue, lucky!).
Posted Jul 23, 2011 4:13 pm

bledlgood climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

bledl

Good first climb. A few big crevasses, some 50 degree snow, lots of good views. Unfortunately an American guide died in a crevasse up there the week before, which gave us a strange feeling climbing it.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 10:29 am

GidoVery attractive mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Gido

Exceptional day with no clouds, probably one of the most spectacular summit views you can have in the Cordillera Blanca.
Posted Jul 14, 2010 1:28 pm

dancla22Good Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

dancla22

This was my first real experience at mountaineering and I couldn't of asked for a better way to start, the valley has great views of other peaks around. The climb is a great start for anyone starting out, not to hard but hard enough and not intimidating at all.
Posted Nov 11, 2009 7:28 am

MRoyer4Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008

MRoyer4

A great choice for acclimatization. More challenging than a walk-up but not too taxing for getting used to the altitude. Beautiful views from the summit of the Huandoys, Pisco, Chopi, and especially Chacraraju.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 11:14 pm

Brad FGreat climb
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Brad F

I took a six day mountain climbing course with Skyline Adventures on Yanapaccha. Great climb with amazing views, but unfortunately we got turned around by a storm high up around 5,300 m. Still an amazing experience!
Posted Jul 7, 2009 2:00 pm

nattfoddMagic climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

nattfodd

Moonlight climb without headlamps, summited just before sunrise on a clear day... I doubt it gets much better than this!

Left at 3:15, summit at 5:45 and back in BC by 7:30. Very straightforward, could have done with only one ice axe and no snow stakes though the last part is a bit steep.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 10:16 am

StokesreesQuick and obvious  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

Stokesrees

We set off from the high bivy pond at 4am. We summited and returned to the pond by noon. Were back in Huaraz by late afternoon. This is a very enjoyable, very straight-forward climb. In the upper sections it is useful to have 3 or 4 snow stakes. Especially for descending. My video will give you a very good idea what the climb looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8rk6GYyvI
Posted Jun 7, 2009 6:55 am

tbacusBeautiful Peak
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

tbacus

My first major peak outside the US and my first time above 14,000 feet. It was very sketchy weather conditions and the bergshrund was much harder to cross than we expected. Definite evidence of global climate change here... After climbing all the way up to the summit in near whiteout conditions, the clouds parted for about 20 minutes on top. Then socked in again for the decent. Wierd...
Posted Nov 27, 2008 1:43 pm

gregoryvExcellent Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007

gregoryv

Excellent off-season climb. Snowed 6" the night before. Started at 4:00 am due to the weather. Took a long time due to the deep snow. Climbed the bergshrund direct. Would have been terribly slow to traverse. Made it to the summit just before 12:00 and back to camp around 4:00. Managed to fall through one snow bridge.
Posted Nov 30, 2007 3:00 pm

pvalchevAwesome peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

pvalchev

A spooky day with difficult snow conditions with strong wind and clouds. The bergshrund was quite difficult to cross and then there was some fun steep snow climbing to the summit. Getting onto the glacier also provided a bit of a nice ice step. More difficult than the guidebook lets you believe, but a great outing! The approach can be quite hard to find as well...
Posted Jun 29, 2007 1:31 pm

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