American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Argentina, Argentine Patagonia, Aguja de la Media Luna

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  • Publication Year: 1997

Aguja de la Media Luna. Robyn Bunch and I ascended the standard East Face route on this rock spire below Cerro Torre during the first week of February, 1996. It is an 11-pitch rock route directly above the Norwegian Bivy and follows obvious corner and crack systems to an enormous half-moon shaped slash below the top of the spire. This feature is hard 5.10+ offwidth and is the crux of the route.

A few days later, Catherine Davis of California and an Argentine partner also ascended this route. Catherine did all the leading. This team also did a route on Aguja Guillaumet.

Robyn Bunch and I ascended Aguja de la S two days after Media Luna from our advanced camp high in the Torre Valley. We slogged up the couloir between St. Exupery and de la S that rises from the Torre Valley, did a mixed pitch to the shoulder of de la S from the Exupery/de la S Col, traversed easily to the base of a comer on the northwest side of the peak, and did five or six rock pitches to the summit.

Greg Crouch

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