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South America, Peru, Cordillera Blanca, Huamashraju, West Face

Huamashraju, west face. On August 4 Toma Erovnik (Slovenia) and our new Canadian friend Bruce Gordon climbed a new route on the west face of Huamashraju (5434m). They left Huaraz in the morning. After four hours of walking they reached the foot of the west wall. They climbed the central part of the wall, a five-pitch new route, about 200 meters high, that ends at the top of the rock wall. The difficulty is UIAA V to VI. They descended by rappelling the rock wall. In the evening they returned to Huaraz, where we met and celebrated.

Matic Jost, Slovenia