Urus Este Climber's Log

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Andinistaloco - Jul 2, 2011 10:56 pm

Standard I suppose  Sucess!

Fun climb to a great little summit. Watched an avalance on Palcaraju from the top... very nice!


rgg - Jul 2, 2011 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2011

From unlikely to success  Sucess!

Early in the morning, the cloud cover was only a few hundred meters above the refuge. We waited. Not long after 9am, we headed out anyway, not expecting to summit, but sitting indoors doesn´t help either, and my partner needed more altitude to get better acclimatized. Not long after 10am, the sun got strong enough to dissolve the clouds, and we ended up making it all the way to the summit.

In fact, the day before we had discussed traversing from Urus Este to Urus Central, but that was not possible anymore, for three reasons:

1) The ridge leading down from Urus Este in the direction of Central didn´t look very inviting, so we would have to descend the normal route for quite a while, then go around Este and head for Central. Should I try for Urus Central again, I´ll go directly instead of over Urus Este. In fact, Central looks rather steep from the east as well as from the south, so I would aim for the col between Urus Oeste and Central, and try to climb Central from the west. That ridge didn´t look to bad.

2) had the traverse along the ridge from Este to Central been a not too difficult route, we might have had enough time, but now that that route seemed too hard, we didn´t.

3) we were kinda tired anyway.


iechegar - Jun 1, 2011 2:10 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Route Climbed: Normal  Sucess!

Made it to the top at 9:00 am under extremely windy conditions but clear sky. Wonderful views of surrounding peaks. Great conditions with summit almost completely covered in snow and less rocky than seen on previous years.


bledl - Sep 1, 2009 6:22 pm

Nice!  Sucess!

Nice acclimatization peak! Reached the summit with Tyler, Kaveh Silvia.


FlatheadJim - Jul 4, 2009 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

Normal route  Sucess!

Had baaaaad AMS on this one, but it was the first of a month long trip. A good warm up with great views.


georgen - Jun 21, 2009 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2009

normal route  Sucess!

Easy snow climb.Nice views.


makumba - Jun 24, 2008 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Route Climbed: Normal Route  Sucess!

My first summit in Cordillera Blanca, wonderful views, perfect weather.


ClimberMan420 - Dec 12, 2007 1:25 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2007

sore knees  Sucess!

Long slog up in wet conditions, no view at summit. long steep descent. Not very rewarding but I know the view can be sweet sometimes.

highice - Jan 30, 2007 9:00 pm

some route  Sucess!

did a warm up climb, but didn't use a guide book. not sure what we did...maybe a drastic variation of the normal? nice glacier travel and challenging. long way in carrying our gear for 7 days. use a darn donkey next time!!


laureljarndt - Aug 15, 2006 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2005

First of the trip  Sucess!

First warm up climb for the rest of the trip in the Valley.


skiibum21 - Jun 21, 2006 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Woke up very early, was well worth getting the sunrise on Ranrapalca. The snow conditions could not have been better, a fun little climb. It was a nice mix of rock and snow. Took a little over 4 hrs taking our time. The views from the top were well worth it.


alexclimb - May 23, 2006 4:39 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2006

Normal  Sucess!

Started not quite early (7 a.m.) from Ishinca BC and were on the summit just before the midday, although have no acclimatisation. Perfect weather and snow conditions.


Trabalon - Feb 28, 2006 3:54 pm

Normal Route 27 of July 2004  Sucess!

My friend Pau and I climbed this beautiful mountain after climb the neighbour Ishinca. Our second 5000.
Very beautiful the landscapes from the summit but I think Ishinca is quite beautiful to climb.
4'45 h up and down (3'30 up and 1'15 down)


iceisnice - Oct 3, 2005 9:27 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: june '05  Sucess!

Great acclimitization climb for the area. Steep ass hike out of base camp though. Great views of the peaks around Ishinca basecamp.


GlennMerrill - Aug 8, 2005 1:22 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 25, 2005  Sucess!

Started at 8AM and on summit at 10:30AM.


Lobelia - Jul 6, 2005 1:19 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 27 July 2004  Sucess!

Seeing the snow's brightness in the night, the starry sky, hearing the silence.......It was unforgettable. Lobelia.


alexclimb - Jun 4, 2005 8:31 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 22 May, 2005  Sucess!

The weather was perfect - only sun and clear sky. Even no wind. Perfect snow condition and view from the summit. The green lake below is something stunning!

Did climb to the top without difficulties and hurry in 4 hours from the Base Camp.


jweidman - Jan 10, 2005 3:33 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 3 July 2004  Sucess!

Bad weather (this seems to be a common theme for me) with no views. A bit disappointing. More rock and less glaciated climbing than I expected.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Sep 23, 2004 9:42 pm

Route Climbed: Direct route from back of rifugio Date Climbed: 23 July 2004  Sucess!

My first 5,000 m peak. A great climb, but a lot of work on very little Os. Great views.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Aug 8, 2004 6:57 pm

Route Climbed: Normal-Q.Ishinca Date Climbed: 27th july 2004  Sucess!

My second 5000 meters. A hard climb with snow before the glacier. Long but great experience and landscape (Copa, Tocllaraju, Ishinca, Ranrapalca,...). Really I was very tired after this mountain, but I was very very happy the next day.

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