American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile–Central Andes, Punta Zanzi, North Face, 1984

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Punta Zanzi, North Face, 1984. Christian Thiele and I made the second ascent of this route first climbed by Chileans in 1980. (A.A.J., 1984, page 215). However we climbed alpine-style in contrast to the fixed-rope previous ascent, completing the first three rope-lengths to bivouac on a small ledge. The next day we had overcome the difficulties by four P.M. and arrived on the summit at 7:30. The 300-meter wall presents difficulties from 5.6 to 5.9 and A2 and A3 on moderately good, vertical rock with a very exposed summit ridge.

Christian Buracchio, Club Alemán Atidino de Santiago, Chile

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