Plata

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Cordon del Plata is located 50 miles from Mendoza. Its location makes it a very popular climbing area (it is also a ski resort). Many climbers go there to acclimate before attempting Aconcagua. Mount Plata is the highest mountain; other peaks are Vallecitos (5770 meters) and Rincon (5500 meters).

Technical skills are not required to climb these mountains, but there are some nice routes for ice climbing in Mount Rincon too.

Elevation (feet): 20,718
Elevation (meters): 6,315
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -33.0167
Longitude: -69.4167
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Mendoza
Convenient Center: Mendoza

Trip Reports

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

There are 7 trip reports for Plata.

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  • Log #20805 - by Robert Nürnberger on June 05, 2007
    Despite it's height the Cerro Plata is really simple to walk up (no climbing). In Janaury Crampons weren't necessary as only a few old snowfields had to be crossed.
  • Log #10141 - by Miquel Rafa on Jan 11, 2003
    Normal route from Vallecitos. 3 days (2 camps) to summit. Done with my Wife Barbara and friend Alexander von Götz. GPS points: ESTACIÓN VALLECITOS(end road): 3493m, 32,58.
  • Log #10140 - by marcelo krings on Jan 10, 2003
    Renato Affonso Y yo intentamos la cumbre en enero. Muy cansado lo espere retornar poco abajo de la cumbre, como demoraba para llegar subi para buscarlo y lo encontre bajando por otro lado, falto poco...
  • Log #10139 - by marcelo krings on Jan 09, 2003
    Direto do CB, muito cansado, esperei meu amigo Renato ir ate o cume e voltar, como ele demorava para retornar resolvi subir e busca-lo, perto do cume nos encontramos e retornamos.
  • Log #10142 - by Pedro Hauck on Dec 22, 2002
    I recommend for those who to start in mountaineering, and mainly for aclimatise to Aconcagua.
  • Log #10143 - by Ernesto Vilarrasa on Apr 29, 2002
    It's a very good school of High Mountain activity !
  • Log #10144 - by Jörgen Brenneis on Apr 14, 2002
    I measured this mountain with two altimeters way up and down from Potrerilos street cross (Rio Mendoza valley) and my result was 5700 meters instead of the often used abut 6300 m. Though the...