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Elevation: 11,000'
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Submitted By: David Appelhans on Jan 12, 2008
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My family walking through the rock forest.


Interesting climbing in a rock garden near where a pre-inca civilization built aqueducts. This is a very beautiful place with rock that has never been climbed. No bolts, aggregate rock that is crumbly in some places, good spots for easy top roping but also some interesting pinnacles. Rainy season is during the Peruvian summer (Dec-March), but if it is not raining the weather is pleasant.

Getting There 

Cumbe Mayo is about an hour by car from Cajamarca. Cumbe Mayo is a park with an entrance fee of $2.

There are tour companies that will take you on a walking tour of Cumbe Mayo for $15. You can also hire a taxi for a day for about $40.

Climbing Season

Weather station 32.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Ice Cream Nubs 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South America : Peru : ... : Cumbe Mayo
The crux is about 15 ft from the ground where the holds fade and the rock pushes you off. Challenging nubs and almost overhanging make this an interesting challenge. Watch out for crumbling holds if you get off route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Towers near Cumbe Mayo
Towers near Cumbe Mayo
This is a surreal world to climb in.
This is a surreal world to climb in.
I doubt this pinnacle has ever been climbed.
I doubt this pinnacle has ever been climbed.

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