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Cerro Marmolejo: W ridge (normal)

The most southerly 6000m peak is an interesting mountaineering and ski-touring objective. Because of its altitude, it requires proper acclimatization.

The W ridge of Marmolejo is classically reached from the S from Baños Morales but it can also be reached from the N, from the Termas del Plomo.

D1: From Baños Morales (1800m), hike E to a first camp in the Engorda Valley at aprox. 2500m, at the foot of Volcán San José.
D2: Continue N up to a second camp at the N end of the Estero Colina valley, some 10km away, at aprox. 3400m.
D3: Continue N up a steep couloir (>40°) which leads to a notch on the main West ridge or Marmolejo, at aprox. 4200m. There are good camping sites on the N side of the ridge.
D4: Walk or skin up the W ridge to the summit.
Descent by the same route.

  • Difficulty: S4 - Difficult (<45°)
  • Danger/Exposure: E1 - Low
  • Total climb: 3618 m
  • Total elevation drop: 12 m
  • Length: 21.2 km
  • Highest altitude: 5960 m
  • Lowest altitude: 2354 m
  • Extra gear: None
  • Lift access: No



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