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Artesonraju is a magnificent pyramid. From the north it is the "Paramount Peak" with just the circle of stars missing. The north ridge is about AD+ and accessible from Quebrada Santa Cruz. The southeast face is an immaculate 50 degree ice wall, D. Access to this face is from the Paron valley. The summit ridge is exposed and features fragile cornices. There is some risk of slab avalanches early in the season. The peak is getting more and more popular.

Elevation (feet): 19,767
Elevation (meters): 6,025
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -8.95
Longitude: -77.633333
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1932
First successful climber(s): E. Hein, E. Schneider (Germany)
Nearest major airport: Lima
Convenient Center: Caraz

Thanks to Klaas Koehne and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 8 trip reports for Artesonraju.

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  • Log #18892 - by Phil Magistro on Feb 14, 2006
    Climbed partway up SE face under terrible weather conditions and did not summit, but had a great learning experience on a beautiful mountain!
  • Log #16635 - by Francisco Bezanilla on Aug 25, 2004
    Direct route on the SE face and via the canaleta to the summit. Done with Cosme Ramos as a guide. We made a hole in the snow in the summit path and vivac there. Rappeled down next day.
  • Log #16636 - by onceanu on Mar 16, 2004
    if you have any rutes of this mountain, the clasic route if better.
  • Log #16637 - by Bandli Risch on Dec 24, 2003
    We did the climb in a cind of alpine style. We stardet from the wonderfull Base Camp in the middle of nice trees (4500) and climbed the summit in one day. Pictures of our trip on
  • Log #16638 - by Chuck T on Nov 05, 2003
    I remember it as a good climb. A beautiful experience.
  • Log #16639 - by Marco Venturi on Oct 30, 2003
    Artesonraju is a magnificent snow and ice piramid. The climb is demanding but not too difficult on the south face (50-60 degree slope). We left camp one at 0:30 and reached the summit at 7:30,...
  • Log #16640 - by Carlos Esguerra on Aug 09, 2002
    beautifull day, 20hrs for ascending and descending this great mountain
  • Log #16642 - by Ulrich Prinz on Oct 05, 2001
    A beautiful mountain ! A long and exhausting tour, technically not too difficult. See my page for complete story: -> Travel, Peru