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Highest point
Elevation6,354 m (20,846 ft)
Coordinates9°05′12″S 77°34′26″W / 9.08667°S 77.57389°W / -9.08667; -77.57389Coordinates: 9°05′12″S 77°34′26″W / 9.08667°S 77.57389°W / -9.08667; -77.57389
Language of nameQuechua
Chopicalqui is located in Peru
LocationYungay Province, Peru
Parent rangeCordillera Blanca (Andes)
First ascentAugust 3, 1932 by H. Hoerlin, E. Schneider, P. Borchers, E. Hein

Chopicalqui[1][2] or Chopicallqui[3] (possibly from Huaylas Quechua Chawpi "center" kallki "ravine")[4] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca area in the Andes of Peru.[1] With a summit elevation of 6,354 metres (20,846 ft) above sea level[1] it is one of the highest peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. It lies in Yungay Province, Ancash, between the mountains Huascarán and Contrahierbas.[1][3]


The standard climbing route is the Southwest Ridge, a moderate snow climb that is popular with climbers and can be crowded at times. It possesses a difficulty rating of PD+/AD- on the French System for grading alpine routes but deep snow on the summit slopes causes most failures for parties attempting the ridge.[5]

Other established climbing routes include the following:

  1. Southeast Ridge (alpine grade TD-).[5]
  2. East Face Direct (alpine grade TD).[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2.
  2. ^ Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 75. ISBN 9780953608720.
  3. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Carhuás (19-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  4. ^ Leonel Alexander Menacho López, Yachakuqkunapa Shimi Qullqa, Anqash Qhichwa Shimichaw (Ministerio de Educación), Wordbook Ancash Quechua-Spanish: Kallki. - Encañada.
  5. ^ a b c B. Johnson, Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca Peru, 2009