Parinacota and Cerro El Palomo. Richard Waetjen climbed Parina- cota (20,768 feet) on November 3, 1977 with three Chileans. The peak lies near the Bolivian frontier in northeastern Chile. On February 22, 1979 he climbed Cerro El Palomo (15,912 feet) with four Chileans on a nine-day expedition. This peak lies 40 miles southeast of Rancagua.