Huarapasca is a snowy mountain located in the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, it’s surrounded by little explored mountains such as Tuco, Challhua, Caullaraju, Juchuraju, among others. Huarapasca is a mountain that offers an accessible and fun experience for those who wish to do technical wall climbing because it doesn’t present great difficulties.
Huarapasca has 3 slopes of 60° – 65° which makes it ideal for gaining experience in ice climbing technique. Also, it’s an excellent mountain to acclimatize and prepare before an expedition of higher technical complexity. Its summit is very nice, with a great visual domain with views of Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Raura.
Huarapasca peak has become popular among climbers who wish to gain experience in ice climbing because its access is quick and short.
No doubt Huarapasca will give you a great climbing experience until reaching the summit.
2:00 am (Pick up at your hotel)
Participants must be in good physical condition to join this climb. Andean Raju Expeditions recommends previous and constant preparation as a crucial factor to take on this challenge, then, the physical stress caused by climbing will be minimized.
We strongly advise all participants to have an adequate training plan in gyms, outdoor sports and climbing peaks.
If you would like our advice, we can provide you a training plan after evaluation of your experience in hiking and sporting activity.
No technical climbing experience is required for this climb.
Participants should have experience in altitude, which ensures adequate acclimatization and conditioning of the body to the altitude. It is recommended to stay above 4,000 masl.
We suggest an acclimatization program before your climb. We recommend acclimatization at Wilcacocha and Churup lakes.
Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After the pick up we will head south through the Huaylas valley to Catac village and we will turn to the east side to Huascaran National Park control, in this place we will check in and continue along a road to the starting point of our climb. At this starting point we will load in our backpack the mountain equipment and after 1 hour of hike by the moraine we will arrive to the glacier, at this point we will equip ourselves and our guide will make an inspection to all the indispensable for the climb and finally he will rope us to continue with the route. The route starts with a 100m (60°) shovel, after overcoming this section we will make a traverse through the plateau of the mountain until we reach the next 50m (65°) shovel, finally, after 4 hours of climbing we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the mountains of 4 different mountain ranges: Blanca, Huayhuash, Raura and Negra, a privileged characteristic of this peak.
We remain at the summit to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we make the return down the same route of climbing to arrive to our vehicle to be transferred to Huaraz.
In Catac village you can make a stop to enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh trout, traditional food of this region.
Meals: Box lunch
Transfer by car: 4 hours
Estimated climbing time: 7 to 8 hours.
Transfer back to Huaraz by car: 4 hours
Elevation: +2318 (3100 masl to 5418 masl)