Falso Azufre / Peñon Norte del Falso Azufre 5915m

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Falso Azufre (also called Peñon Norte del Falso Azufre) is a mountain subrange at the border of Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 5915 metres. Falso Azufre is within the following mountain ranges: Argentine Andes, Puna de Atacama, Andean Volcaninc Belt (Central Part), Cordillera de San Buenaventura. It is the highest of Cordillera de San Buenaventura. It is on the border of 3 provinces: Argentinean province of Catamarca; Chilean provinces of Chañaral and Copiapo. Its slopes are within 3 cities: Argentinean city of Antofagasta de la Sierra; Chilean cities of Copiapó and Diego de Almagro.

Based on the elevation provided by the available Digital elevation models, SRTM (5897m), SRTM filled with ASTER (5895m), TanDEM-X(5935m), , Falso Azufre is about 5915 meters above sea level.The height of the nearest key col is 4506 meters so its prominence is 1409 meters. Falso Azufre is listed as mountain subrange, based on the Dominance system and its dominance is 23.82%.

NameFalso Azufre / Peñon Norte del Falso Azufre
Dominance %23.82%
Key Lat/Lon-26.7182,-68.3809
Key Col Alt4506
Parent PeakCondor / Volcán Sarmiento -26.6316,-68.3609
Dominance Classmountain subrange
DEM Avg. Altitude5895
TitleHighest of Cordillera de San Buenaventura
First Ascent infoComision de Límites - 19/03/1905
First Ascent SourceJOURNAL: www.estiloandino.com AUTHOR: Guillermo Almaraz PAGE: Alta Catamarca
First Ascent NotesThe International Bordes' Commission has set up a marker post on the summit of “Cerro del Azufre” in 1899. In 1906, army topographers set up a marker post on 'Cumbre de la Línea' and wlaked over the ridge of Peñón towards north of Falso Azufre
CountryArgentina / Chile
Argentina CityAntofagasta de la Sierra
Argentina ProvinceCatamarca
Chile CityCopiapó, Diego de Almagro
Chile ProvinceChañaral, Copiapo
Chile RegionAtacama
Mountain Range Level 1Argentine Andes
Mountain Range Level 2Puna de Atacama
Mountain Range Level 3Andean Volcaninc Belt (Central Part)
Mountain Range Level 4Cordillera de San Buenaventura

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