Cerro Morado

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Beautiful mountain with two summits, situated near Banos Morales, a village to the east of Santiago de Chile. The two summits offer both moderate and difficult routes on rock and snow (with many nieves penitentes). Morado, as well as the peaks around, offer some of the best alpine climbing in this part of the Andes and are by far more challenging than nearby volcanoes like San Jose.

Elevation (feet): 15,256
Elevation (meters): 4,650
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Santiago de Chile
Convenient Center: Santiago de Chile

Thanks to Frank Toma for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #15984 - by Frank Toma on Feb 26, 2001
    Great two-day solo climb! First day I climbed the rock face to terminus of the glacier of the peak, spending the night at a small bivy site. Second day was for the 12 hour climb across a glacier with...