El Plomo

Elevation (feet): 17,815
Elevation (meters): 5,430
Continent: South America
Country: Chile
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -33.2667
Longitude: -70.2333
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Santiago
Convenient Center: Santiago

Thanks to Pedro Marzolo for adding this peak.

Reach this summit needs about four days round trip from Santiago (Chile). The last is a 4.100 mts and from here you can see easy the path.

Trip Reports

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

There are 9 trip reports for El Plomo.

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  • Log #20231 - by Francisco on Sep 27, 2006
    A very nice ascent to the giant ice-capped dome that overlooks the city of Santiago de Chile. It took us 2 days and a half to get to the top in winter conditions. Extremely windy and cold. The...
  • Log #15922 - by Sergio Robles on Nov 04, 2004
    Climbed solo. No technical difficulties on the normal route. Up the glacier must be more interesting, but not this late in summer. 4 days is a good schedule if you are not acclimatized.
  • Log #15923 - by Brian Keating on Feb 17, 2004
    Can anyone tell me which is Aconcagua? I took several photos to the north from the summit, but just can't guess which is the big one! There are about 4 possibilities. I will email you the photo if...
  • Log #15924 - by LoTuyo Turismo Activo on Apr 17, 2003
    We were in the roof of Santiago on Feb. 2, 2003. Three days for conquer the Plomo's summit. You can see our photos and also find information about the others mountain in www.lotuyo.cl or www.
  • Log #15925 - by Andes Mountain Expediciones on Jan 27, 2003
    Andean climbing expeditions. See our web page to get moore information about this route and other summits at the Andes.
  • Log #15926 - by Robert Cooke on Jan 17, 2003
    Take it slow if you want to get to the summit. 500 m to 5430 m in three days is tough. Take an extra day if you can to make sure that you get to the summit.
  • Log #15927 - by Hermann Kiendler on Dec 23, 2002
    I drove up to Valle Nevado and from there it took me two days to summit the 5424 m high del Plomo. The first day I walked leisurely to Piedra Numerada, set up camp there and on the second day I...
  • Log #15928 - by Julien on June 14, 2002
    Great 3-day climb from Santiago. I followed the route described in the following web page http://www2.ing.puc.cl/~cseebach/mountain/central/plomo/index.html (good map and directions).
  • Log #15929 - by Pedro Marzolo C. on May 11, 2001
    I was summited 3 times by the normal route. Is a easy walk. Only the las parte of the path you must use crampons. Finaly I climbed one time by the glacier route.