Welcome to Peru !
The French Peruvian team opened 3 new routes in the Central Range in Peru, located in Lima’s Region. In a single push, Sophie Denis and Beto Pinto opened 3 new direct lines of a difficulty level MD+.
The team climbed in a week, the North face of Suiricocha (5,495m), 9 pitches wall which finished by a little shelter with an angle > 80° made of broken hard ice and lots of loose rocks.
Then, they climbed the West Face of Manon Dos (5,500m), short wall ~3 pitches with 70º -90º angle. Very sensitive face to climb mainly due to the poor snow condition with high risk of avalanched due to numerous snow plates, giant crevasses before the shoulder and high risk of rock falls.
Then, they finished their expedition by climbing the West face of Vicunita (5,538m), 7 pitches wall which require climbing a 60m technical channel made of rocks covered partially with the hard ice with a 90º angle.
The 3 routes opened offers very nice mix climbing walls, and multi-pitches technical faces. Those climbs would be very enjoyable for experienced climbers who enjoy technical climbs in mix terrain with strong angle in the 5,000m altitude range.
We are going home happy !