Caraz I

Elevation (feet): 19,767
Elevation (meters): 6,025
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1955
First successful climber(s): H. Hubert, A. Koch, H. Schmidt
Nearest major airport: Lima
Convenient Center: Huaraz

Thanks to Guillaume Couture for adding this peak.

East Slope. Classified Easy in David Sharman book. Not a very popular peak but I don't know why. Even in Casa de Guias at Huaraz, guides have few information about it. After the Laguna Paron, climb the small hill on your left. At the top you will find a small meadow and the Base Camp. (3h from Laguna control house). From base camp go back to the trail and walk up until a memorial stone. Then, enter the moraine on your left. (Sand trail go to the Artesonraju glacier's camp). Now, there is billion of cairns. All are good but you save time when follow a almost-direct route to Caraz I. Moraine Camp is 3-4 hours from base camp, near a little lake and waterfalls. You also can climb to the big moraine hill in far-left. It's maybe easier but there is no water. Enter the glacier at the far-left. There is no major difficulty on the glacier.

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  • Log #10316 - by Guillaume Couture on July 16, 1999
    Few people go to the Caraz I nevertheless it's in a beautiful area, just behind the fantastic Artesonraju. The first day to the base camp is maybe the most difficult, at least the most hazardous...