La Placa Verde


Nice sector with some great beginner routes.

Access issues inherited from Hatun Machay

A local company "Andean Kingdom" (http://www.andeankingdom.com/) organizes a daily bus trips to and from the crag from Huaraz costing 25 Sols (10 USD) for each way for each person.

There is a modern hut with full kitchen and hot water located a 5min walk from the crag for 30 Sols (12USD) per night. You need to bring your own food, however beer is available at the hut.


From La Tapia, if you look to the right you will see La Placa Verde about 50 meters up the hil

Ethic inherited from Hatun Machay

In agreement with the local community many areas of Hatun Machay have been declared “nature zones”. The aim is to preserve the ecological balance in the area whilst respecting the community’s land and cultural history.


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This climb is located at the top of this sector.

It is a great fun climb with over hung start, travers, face climbing, great feature at top and super end.

This is the first set of bolts to the left on the main wall to the right.

Great beginner climb with lots of feet and hand holds, it is well bolted for training lead climbing.

There are so many foot holds that if you move your feet more than 30cm you are doing something wrong

Starts to the right of Ayahuaca vision, has a really high first bolt due to first two being removed.

As with Ayahuaca vision there are many holds and it is a great climb for beginners and to practice your foot work

If the 12 meters to the first bolt is a bit much, you can take up 2 slings and sling the bollards. Note that bolt count does not account for the slings

Down to the left of the bolder leaning against the wall, this climb is the left of the two.

As with the theme of this wall there are lots of foot and hand holds making it an ideal spot for beginners and intermediate climbers to practice their technique.

First route to the left of the bolder leaning against the wall.

Nice long sustained route. There are anchors at about meter 18, however you can just climb through to the top.

Nice long sustained route with a tricky start.

Start to the left then move right under the first bolt, clip and then straight up.

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