Bolivia: Cordillera Real, overview and recent new routes. By Erik Monasterio
On March 28, 2012,
in 2011, Bolivia, Cordillera Real,
West face of Huayna Potosi from Maria Lloco. Photo taken in 2009. There was a little more snow cover in 2011, but face bears no resemblance to more snowy 1970s, when up to half a dozen lines were climbed. Marked is line followed by Beisly and Monasterio in 2011, which apart from initial section corresponds with 1970 American Direct. In 1971 an ice route was climbed up middle of rock wall on right (Via del Triangulo, 1971, D- 70°). Gregg Beisly
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Overview and recent new routes.
By Erik Monasterio, New Zealand
It seems the number of climbers to Bolivia continues to decrease, despite the country offering one of the most stable weather patterns in the mountaineering world and high scope for new route development. In recent years most activity has been on the popular and often guided peaks of the Southern Cordillera Real, easily accessible from the capital: Huayna Potosi, Condoriri, and Illimani…(read more)