Chearocko

Elevation (feet): 20,101
Elevation (meters): 6,127
Continent: South America
Country: Bolivia
Range/Region: Bolivian Andes
Latitude: -15.950715
Longitude: -68.413564
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: La Paz

Thanks to Marco Soria and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Chearoco, Ch'iyar Juqhu, or Chearocko has various alternate spellings. The best way to climb it is by its east side. You'll have to arrange private 4x4 in order to get to Amawaya ($us 250 one way), hire mules and walk uphill on a side of Chiquini River (4 to 5 hrs). A quite strong team could summit on the second day, a higher camp near to the glacier is recommended though. The main problem with any way up or down the peak is finding a route through the innumerable crevasses, from high camp go uphill on the left side and try to get to the ridge that is in front of you, once on the ridge follow it to the summit. Descent the same. Make sure to arrange transportation for the way back in La Paz. You should count 5 days for this climb and probably consider a backup day as well. For further information contact Bolivian Journeys on Sagarnaga 363 in La Paz or boljour@ceibo.entelnet.bo contact Marco Soria

Thanks to Marco Soria and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)