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Áncash department is considered one of the cradles for rock climbing in Peru, thanks to the mountaineers that travelled to the region to climb its snowy peaks, such as the Huascarán and Huandoy.
The cliffs of the Llanganuco glacial ravine are the preferred route for brave sportsmen seeking to conquer the challenge of reaching the summit. There is also the Rocódromo de Monterrey, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Huaraz city, and Shallapa, in Chavín de Huantar district, Huari Province, both of which have steep cliffs.
Huascarán National Park
The Huascarán National Park (PNH) located in Áncash department, is the highest tropical mountain range in the world, stretching over 340,000 hectares (840,158 acres). The park boasts close to 25 hiking trails and 102 climbing trails, with different levels of difficulty.