New Route on Northwest Ridge of Huallomen, Bolivia

Posted on: June 27, 2008

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Damian Benegas and two partners have made the first ascent of Sembrando (WI5 75 degrees, 14 pitches, 700m) on the northwest ridge of Huallomen (Wyoming) Peak (17,923'), Condoriri Valley, Cordillera Real, Bolivia. They found mostly snow and easy mixed climbing. The route marks Benegas's second ascent of Huallomen, and his sixth in the Condoriri Valley; it was his eleventh season in Cordillera Real.

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