Artesonraju

Elevation (feet): 19,767
Elevation (meters): 6,025
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -8.95
Longitude: -77.633333
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1932
First successful climber(s): E. Hein, E. Schneider (Germany)
Nearest major airport: Lima
Convenient Center: Caraz

Thanks to Klaas Koehne and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Artesonraju is a magnificent pyramid. From the north it is the "Paramount Peak" with just the circle of stars missing. The north ridge is about AD+ and accessible from Quebrada Santa Cruz. The southeast face is an immaculate 50 degree ice wall, D. Access to this face is from the Paron valley. The summit ridge is exposed and features fragile cornices. There is some risk of slab avalanches early in the season. The peak is getting more and more popular.

Thanks to Klaas Koehne for this description.