Artesonraju is especially known for its exeptional scenary from its high camp there is a 1,025 meter vertical ascent to the Summit which normally requires 16 hours round trip.
Artesonraju has 2 main routes of ascent: the first utilizes the North ridge, arrising from Santa Cruz canyon, while the second ascends the southeast face starting from Paron Lake, located at the top end of Paron canyon.
The second route is very technically challenging, requiring advanced ice climbing experience it has 1,200 meters of vertical, with an angle of ascent which varies from 45º to 55º, occasionally increasing to 70º. The wall has 900 meters of vertical, possessing 60 to 75 degrees. From the summit Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Taulliraju, Pucahircas, Pirámide Garcilazo, Paria, Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoy, Chopicalqui, Contrahierbas and the Majestic Huascarán can be seen.
19Th of August, 1932 by E. Hein y. E. Schneider.
- Day 1: Huaraz (3,100 mts) - Caraz (2,200 mts) - Parón lake (4,200 mts) - Base Camp Parón (4,200 mts).
- Day 2: Base Camp Parón (4,200 mts) - Morrena Camp (4,800 mts).
- Day 3: Morrena Camp (4,800 mts) - one camp Artesonraju (5.100 mts).
- Day 4: one camp Artesonraju (5.100 mts) - Artesonraju Summit (6,025 mts) - one camp Artesonraju (5.100 mts).
- Day 5: one camp Artesonraju (5.100 mts) - Morrena Camp (4,800 mts) - Base Camp Parón (4,200 mts) - Parón lake (4,200 mts) - and come back to Huaraz.