Peaks in the Cordón de la Jaula. The cordones (chains) of la Jaula and el Peine offer a number of unclimbed peaks close to Mendoza but they are difficult to approach because of narrow canyons. In early March, brothers Federico and Pablo Gonzalez entered the area by climbing into the steep valley south of Punta de Vacas. From that valley, they made the first ascents of P 5500 (18,045 feet), P 5400 (17,717 feet), P 5300 (17,390 feet), and P 5200 (17,061 feet).
Luis Alberto Parra, Club Andinista Mendoza