Pico Micarí, Southeast Face, Sierra de la Culata. With sisters Clara and Consuelo Torre, I set out to climb the interesting southeast rock face of Pico Micarí or Bartolo (4441 meters, 14,570 feet), located in the central district of the Sierra de la Culata, north of the city of Mérida. Consuelo stayed in the high camp, while Clara and I engineered the route and overcame the last part, which we called El Diedro (August 4); descent was made by rappel. All previous routes had taken the west side.
José Betancourt, Centro de Andinismo, Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela