As it turns out we had passed Hatan Machay on the way to Huaraz, but we didn't realise as there is no sign whatsoever. So we headed back south again for forty minutes wishing we had listened to the instructions better about where to turn off onto a farm road. All we had was "turn right after a bridge, there will be abandoned houses on the left" (but of course there were many abandoned houses like in all of South America). In the end we turned off a little early but eventually found it. Set in a valley with the 17 bed stone lodge on a rise surrounded by tent sites, it's a 5 minute downhill walk to the rock forest which contains over 170 routes ranging from easy 5.8's to ridiculously hard 5.14's in difficulty... we were in heaven.
Rochelle & Will