Trip Report
Illimani 21,122ft
Friday March 7, 2014 7:38pm
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Kushrocks
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Kushrocks is a mountain climber from Denver, Colorado.

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johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Mar 7, 2014 - 08:25pm PT
bump. Thanks.
10b4me

climber
  Mar 7, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
Bump
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Mar 8, 2014 - 01:38am PT
Tebow pose is classic.
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
  Mar 8, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
Good job on summiting Illimani on such a short trip. Last season had a lot more snow than usual.

I liked your comment about the driving. It's a bad combination of recklessness and incompetence in La Paz but, fortunately, outside the city there's very little traffic. The road to Illimani is actually better than average for Bolivian mountain roads. The Death Road is on the other side of the Andes in the Yungas but most of the mountain roads are kind of deathy anyway.

You can get Top Ramen, and other ramen brands, in the bigger grocery stores like Hypermaxi and Ketal. Saya beer, in dorada, amber and negra, is actually really good.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 9, 2014 - 07:49am PT
Looks like Fun!!!!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Mar 9, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Ah, man! I thought this was another Illuminati thread...

Nice TR, brah!
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Mar 9, 2014 - 07:07pm PT
Sweeeeeet! THANKS for posting it up.
barry ohm

Trad climber
escondido, ca
  Mar 11, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Great Job, Fun peak, Cheers
Great Job, fun peak, Cheers
Great Job, fun peak, Cheers
Credit: barry ohm
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Mar 11, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
hey there say, kushrocks...

wow and oh my, :O thanks for the trip report...
very nice...


say, just SEEING la paz, in the midst of the rocks, was a real
photo of interesting... if you 'squint at it' it LOOKS
like it is a vally of rocks, itself...

wow...

thanks for sharing the trip and the neat intro pic... :)
the artist in my, loves these, just as well, as the rocks... :)
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
  Mar 11, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
Here's a few other aspects of Illimani.

The north east face which has few routes and is rarely climbed:

Illimani at dawn while starting a 1,000m ice and mixed route up an unn...
Illimani at dawn while starting a 1,000m ice and mixed route up an unnamed 5,400m peak.
Credit: CClarke

The south face, which has a few burly routes, from Quimsa Cruz:

Credit: CClarke

A close up of the 20,000'+ Illimani subpeak Layka Khollu, which is a small part of Illimani south face, with the Giri-Giri boys route, Acalanto (WI5R, 15 pitches to the ridge) up the center:

This year's project.
This year's project.
Credit: CClarke
10b4me

climber
  Mar 12, 2014 - 10:31am PT
Bump
mikegrai

climber
ON
  Mar 30, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
Here's a photo collage I made with photos taken on a 2005 trip


Photocollage of Illimani Bolivia
Photocollage of Illimani Bolivia
Credit: mikegrai


Very impressive mountain!
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