Muela Diablo

Indeed the Muela de Diablo is only 3995 meters high, however this wild rock can be seen from almost every where in the southern part of La Paz. This giant appears steep und unapproachable right within its bizarrely shaped erosion landscape and green lands. Sporty climbers can find a worthwhile site here.

 

Time to walk:

3-4 hours

Altitude difference:
approx. 600 height meters

Starting and ending point:
Pedregal (3350m)

Requirements:
The first part can be overcome on broad roads, later on we have to cope with narrow trails. The superior part leads above a steep debris. Surefootedness and no head for height are definitely necessary.

Dates:
anytime, on request

Price:
1 Person 60 Euros, from 2 persons on: 30 Euros

Indeed the Muela de Diablo is only 3995 meters high, however this wild rock can be seen from almost every where in the southern part of La Paz. This giant appears steep und unapproachable right within its bizarrely shaped erosion landscape and green lands. Sporty climbers can find a worthwhile site here.

Description:

The bus ends in Pedegral, just in front of a tiny shop. From here on a broad trail leads us up to the mountain Firstly,we pass by at some houses and a small grave yard, than we have to hike up higher on narrow serpentines. Soon the view gets wider and we can see the surrounding ice giants like the Huayna Potosi, Mururata and of course the out performing Illimani. Only the Mururata cannot be seen yet, but also this is changing as soon as we reach the pass. All of a sudden this the enormous rock appears, directly in front of us. Our walk leads us through an impressively green landscape into a small village. Cows, pigs and dogs accompany us on the way, while on the left side the Muela, a gigantic red-colored mountain attracts our attention. After reaching the village we carry on to the right and climb down a small creek, that we have to climb up a gain on the other side. Narrow trails lead us to the summit, on a steep but well arranged track. After two very short rocky ports we have to conquer a very exhausting debris part and finally arrange the grout. On the left side a easy trail leads us to the viewpoint between the both summits. A few minutes later we have reached the summit and enjoy terrific deep views into the steep rock walls and above the metropolis La Paz. Unfortunately both summit rocks can only be overcome by hard climbing, so that this is r3eserved for real experienced climbers. For the descend we take a different way in between the bizarre and colorful rock constructions.

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