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South America, Chile, Central Andes, Cerro Morado, Vasquez Route

Cerro Morado, Vasquez Route. Pablo Besser and Waldo Farias climbed the South Face of Cerro Morado (5050 meters). The route was ice and 18 pitches long. We started February 15 in the Morales Valley, sleeping at the base. After a rest day we started very early February 18 and finished the route at 8 p.m. We bivouacked and the next day continued to the summit. We descended by the glacier to basecamp at the Morales Glacier. The climbing was 900 meters, 5.10a and 65° to 70° in ice. Bad protection, bad belay station, bad rock, and rockfall characterized the route.

Pablo Besser Jirkal, Club Aleman Andino