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South America, Argentina–Central Andes, Cerro Cathedral, Main Tower, South Face

Cerro Catedral, Main Tower, South Face. Eduardo Brenner, Marcos Couch and I made a new route above Bariloche on the south face of the main tower of Cerro Catedral. There had been only one ascent of the face, that of Fonrouge and Klenk many years ago. Our route, left of the previous one, had nine rope-lengths and was 350 meters high. We made one bivouac on the wall. There were slabs, chimneys, long cracks and difficult overhangs. We protected ourselves well with Friends, stoppers and knifeblades. Rarely below UIAA V in difficulty, there were passages of VI, A2 and A3.

Peter Friedrich, Centro Andino Buenos Aires