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South America, Peru-Cordillera Blanca, Cayesh, Cordillera Blanca

Cayesh, Cordillera Blanca. The west face of Cayesh has lost a great deal of snow and ice in the past few years. In 1988, Germans Jörg Steinsberger and Malte Roeper climbed a new direct route on the west face of Cayesh. (See AAJ, 1989, page 168.) On August 4 and 5, British climbers Manuel Anson and Paul Harrington repeated the route. They climbed rightward-slanting ramps for five pitches and then climbed eight pitches straight up to reach the south ridge just below the summit. Despite the lack of snow making the climbing on the face easier, they decided not to climb the last 15 meters of unstable mushrooms.