Frailes Group, Altar, 1985. The two showy peaks of Fraile Central and Fraile Oriental (both c. 17,000 feet) had been climbed for the first and only time in 1974 and 1978, respectively. On December 6,26 and 30,1985, Fraile Central was ascended by parties belonging to the clubs of Cumbres Andinas, Intiñán and Ascensionismo San Gabriel. Fraile Oriental was climbed again on December 27 by four members of Cumbres Andinas and on December 31, by F. Almeida and C. Román.
Ramiro Navarrete, Club de Ascensionismo San Gabriel, Quito, Ecuador