American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentine–Chilean Patagonia, Pier Giorgio, West Face

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  • Publication Year: 1986

Pier Giorgio, West Face. Italians Renzo Vettori and Mario Manica made an attempt to climb the west face of Pier Giorgio in the southern summer of 1983-4. They returned in 1985 and on October 23 they got to the summit by this same face (5.10, A2). They were eight days on the wall. The first 600 meters were easy but the last 1000 meters of rock were very difficult. Swiss Daniel Sierra and Vincent Bardeot repeated the same route, reaching the summit on November 2.

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