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Hatun Machay 
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Elevation: 11,000'
Location: -9.5237, -77.5128 View Map  Incorrect?
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Some ok boulders about 30 minutes east of Huaraz. Watch out for the cows. Picturesque as hell. Nice day hikes in the area too.

Getting There 

From Lima you can take a bus overnight up to Huaraz. I think it's about a 12 hr bus ride.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Huaraz:
Touch the boles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hatun Machay : La Placa Verde
Melissa   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Hatun Machay : La Placa Verde
Putas Chicas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Hatun Machay : La Cueva
Pincitas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Hatun Machay : La Cueva
Fancy a Good Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Hatun Machay : La Tapia
Welcome to Huaraz   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Hatun Machay : La Fisura
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Featured Route For Huaraz
Brent cruising up Putas Chicas

Putas Chicas 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  South America : Peru : ... : La Cueva
(25m. 5+)This route is a really long awesome ten with a lot of featured jugs and pinches down low and some more really good climbing at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Kurt Johnson
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 7, 2008
Huaraz is the climbing capitol of Peru and a super cool town nestled at the base of some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. From the above description I'd think it was a lame bouldering area full of ornery cows. Also, when I think of picturesque, hell isn't the first place that comes to mind.
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Dec 19, 2008
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By Blake Summers
From: Park City, Utah
Jun 24, 2011
No doubt, Kurt. The above description definitely doesn't do the place justice. Huaraz is THE hub for trekking, mountaineering and climbing in the Cordillera Blanca, Negra, and Huayhuash. Ridiculously sick mountains all around Huaraz but be clear, Watch out for those Cows!