Cerro Mullu Apachita
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||La Paz|
|Convenient Center:||La Paz|
Thanks to Chris Horsch for adding this peak.
The approach follows the obvious rock and scree ridge leading southwest from the "road" leading over a pass toward Mina Fabulosa. The climbing begins on the northeast side of a glacial lake. The route is fairly straight forward alternating between hard snow and rock until the summit ridge is attained. This southwest shoulder provides a basic snow/rock/ice approach to the summit ridge. The climbing becomes technical about 300 feet below the two-parted summit requiring protection for a running belay to get to the base of the south summit (granite monolith). Traversing from the south summit to the north on either side provides significant exposure (1500 feet drop on both sides). There is a very exposed knife edge, snow-covered ridge (200-300 feet) leading northward to the north summit. Both summits are granite and require class 5 rock skills. The views are spectacular 360 degrees. All of the Cordillera Real is visible as well as eastward toward the Amazon.
Thanks to Chris Horsch for this description.