Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pama Punku 5.12 , Wapama Rock - Hetch Hetchy

Here are a collection of photos from my adventures in Hetch Hetchy this last winter. A typical California winter with weeks of no precipitation and great partners made this route possible.

Wapama Rock is the left formation in this photo. Our new free route "Pama Punku" climbs the right side of the visible South Face of Wapama

Max waking up and brewing some coffee
Free climbing the rivet ladder on pitch 5
Getting my first glimpse at the golden headwall of Wapama
Climbing the crux thirteenth pitch up high on Pama Punku

Looking down the 150ft splitter thirteenth pitch
The final pitch of Pama Punku
South Face of Wapama Rock

Jake Whittaker on the first free ascent of Wapama Rock


  1. Looks like a nice line! Good job!
    JP (Peewee)

  2. Looks like an excellent line, Lucho! Congrats to you guys!

    Just saw your ESPN interview Lucho--stunning! I instantly started looking into the "Urban Pioneer" program and found a closed down academy, is this the program mentioned? Sad if true, but Im hoping you might know of other similar programs. I think its an awesome idea and would hope to help support something like that local to me. Reply when you can; thanks!