Chopicalqui

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Chopicalqui
Chopicalqui2013.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 6,354 m (20,846 ft)
Coordinates 9°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
Geography
Chopicalqui is located in Peru
Chopicalqui
Chopicalqui
Peru
Location Yungay Province, Peru
Parent range Cordillera Blanca (Andes)
Climbing
First ascent August 3, 1932 by H. Hoerlin, E. Schneider, P. Borchers, E. Hein
Chopicalqui

Chopicalqui[1][2] or Chopicallqui[3] (possibly from Ancash Quechua 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]

Climbing[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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