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Summary

Huge alpine granite monolith at 5325m.

Approach

A two hour hike from laguna paron. Set a tent in the flat area before the moraine or bivy closer to the rock. All routes are very long, prepare for a long day or for a bivy on the wall at los flores ledge.

Routes

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Grade Route

The original and most commonly climbed route on la esfinge. One very long day, or two short days climbing. A good ledge facilitates the two day ascent.

FA: Bohorquez & Garcia, 1985

FFA: Fernandez, Mejia & Rodriguez, 1997

FA: Bole & Karo, 2000

FA: Offenbacher & Davis, 2000

A three-pitch variation to avoid an A3 section of 'Riddle of the Cordillera Blanca'.

FFA: Josh Wharton & Brian McMahon, 2005

FA: Bohorquez & Vicente, 1988

FA: de la Cal, Madrid, Olivera & Polanco, 1987

FA: Cruces, 2000

FA: Cruaud, Devernay, Peyronnard & Plaze, 1999

FA: Bigger & Regan, 2000

FFA: Houlding & Whittaker, 2000

FA: Fernandez & Lacueva, 2000

FA: Dyer & Hammond, 2000

FA: Ortuño & Salvador, 1996

FA: Miyamoto & Sharratt, 2000

FA: Dolecki & Isaac, 1999

FFA: Hammond & Sellers, 2000

Standard descent route

FA: Huber, Koch & Schmidt, 1955

20 pitches or so with 2 pitches of 5.11 or more if you end up off route

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