Normal Route

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Route
Location:
Ecuador, South America
Route Type:
Rock and snow/ice Mainly during December-February
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
USA II, Rock 5.3, 70 degrees

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Normal Route
Created On: Jul 22, 2002
Last Edited On: Jan 22, 2003

Approach


From the Refugio Nuevos Horizontes, approach the saddle between Ilinazas, and cross it, until you find other paths that can take you to the ridge on the right, which you will reach soon.

Route Description


Start climbing the scree and sand slope, and aim to gain the ridge early to avoid this very unpleasent climbing. Climb to the top of the ridge and head towards a big tower. Go around it on the right side and drop down, traverse this section called "El Paso de la Muerte" (potential snow/ice) and walk toward several gullies. Climb up one of them with few 5.3 moves, carefully looking for the easy way up, and get to the top.

Way down: use the same route.

Essential Gear


One rope if you need to feel comftable on the rock section. Crampons and ice axe plus some snow ice pro if route has snow or ice (mainly December to February)

Miscellaneous Info


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Geography

Routes in Ecuador

Parents

Illiniza Norte (Iliniza Norte)Routes